PROF Mark Jenkins

PROF Mark Jenkins


  • Genetic epidemiology, cancer epidemiology (colorectal cancer, Lynch syndrome, genetic epidemiology)



  • Professor Jenkins is the Director of the Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics. He is an epidemiologist who has over 15 years experience on the design, conduct, and analysis of studies examining the role of genetic and environmental causes of 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 NIH funded international collaboration Colon Cancer Family Registry, and is the Chief Investigator of the Worldwide study of Cancer Risks for Lynch syndrome. He has published over 180 peer reviewed articles, a large proportion of which are in genetic epidemiology of cancer, including colorectal cancer research. He has also published review articles and editorials on mismatch repair genes and colorectal cancer. He is an investigator on over 20 funded international and national research projects. He currently teaches, at postgraduate level, a course in Genetic Epidemiology. He has been a member of both national (NHMRC) and international review panels (NIH-EPIC) and contributes to peer review of national and international journals and funding bodies.   


Member of

  • Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Editorial Board 2009 -
  • 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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