PROF Mark Jenkins

PROF Mark Jenkins


  • Precision prevention and early detection of bowel cancer (bowel cancer, colorectal cancer, risk factors, prevention, screening, early detection, genomics, Lynch syndrome, epidemiology)



  • Professor Jenkins is the Director of the Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Population & Global Health, and he is a member of the Centre for Cancer Research . He is an epidemiologist with 20 years experience in the design, conduct, and analysis of studies examining the role of genetic and environmental causes of cancer, and the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer. He is the Chief Investigator of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence: Reducing the burden of Colorectal Cancer by Optimising Screening. He is Principal Investigator of the NIH funded international collaboration: Colon Cancer Family Registry Cohort, and is the Chief Investigator of the Worldwide study of Cancer Risks for Lynch syndrome. He currently teaches at postgraduate level, a course in Genetic Epidemiology. He is a member of the Clinical Advisory Group for the National Breast Cancer Screening Program.   


Member of

  • University of Melbourne Cancer Research Centre. Member 2018 -
  • Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Editorial Board 2009 -
  • University of Melbourne Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Director 2004 -
  • International Society of Inherited Gastrointestinal Tumours. Member 2005 - 2009


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1994
  • BSc, Monash University 1988

Awards and honors

  • Victorian Health Promotion Student Scholarship (3 years), VicHealth, 1990



Available for supervision

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