Prof Jon Emery is the Herman Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research at the University of Melbourne and Western Health, a new Chair developed within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. He is an NHMRC Practitioner Fellow, Director of the Cancer Australia Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4), a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge and a GP.
He studied medicine at Cambridge and Oxford and obtained his DPhil at Oxford on computer decision support to assess cancer risk in general practice. His research interests are in the role of primary care in cancer prevention, diagnosis and management, genetic medicine and primary care trials of complex interventions. Much of his research entails parallel programs of work in Australia and Cambridge on cancer screening, early diagnosis and follow-up care. He has published over 150 papers and has been a Chief Investigator on research grants and awards totalling over $AUD15 million and GBP11 million.