PROF Jon Emery

PROF Jon Emery


  • Cancer (Primary care, General Practice, Cancer Prevention)



  • Professor Jon Emery is the Herman Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research at the University of Melbourne, and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Primary Care Research and Education Lead. He is also Director of the Cancer Australia Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4), and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge. 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 program applies principles of implementation science and focuses on the role of primary care across the cancer continuum including prevention, early diagnosis and survivorship, aiming to improve the integration of health services. He leads a parallel program of cancer research between Melbourne and Cambridge on cancer screening, risk assessment and early diagnosis. He has published over 240 papers and has been a Chief Investigator on research grants and awards totaling over $35 million and an additional GBP16 million. He sits on several national and international advisory committees related to cancer early detection and survivorship, and cancer research.   


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Education and training

  • DPhil, University of Oxford 2000
  • MA, University of Cambridge 1992
  • MBBCh, University of Oxford 1991
  • BA, University of Cambridge 1988


Available for supervision

  • N

Supervision Statement

  • Our Cancer in Primary Care group offers PhD opportunities in the following areas: analysis of primary care and linked data sets for cancer health services research; implementation studies in cancer genomics for risk prediction and tailored prevention; and studies of diagnostics tests for cancer in primary care. PhD students are an integral part of our large Cancer Research in Primary Care group, based within the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research based within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, offering further opportunities. For more information, please email myself or Samantha Parkin, Academic Programs Coordinator General Practice –