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PROF Dallas English


  • Cancer screening (colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer)
  • cancer epidemiology (colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer)



  • Professor English is a cancer epidemiologist and is a co-investigator on the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study.  The MCCS program includes studies of lifestyle factors such as diet, obesity, hormones and genetic variants. Within the MCCS, his research interests include the epidemiology of breast cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer and of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. He also leads work on vitamin D in relation to cancer, diabetes and mortality.

    He is  a principal investigator on the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health, a new initiative funded by the Australian Government's Department of Health and Ageing that is based in the Melbourne School of Population Health. This study focuses on identifying the social determinants of male health.  He is also a .

    His other main research interest is in evaluating cancer screening programs. He was a member of the BreastScreen Australia Evaluation Advisory Committee and  a member of the Board of BreastScreen Victoria. He is conducting a cohort study of overdiagnosis in relation to breast cancer within Australia's national breast cancer screening program.



Member of

  • Australasian Epidemiological Association. member 1989 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • Professor English is a co-investigator on NHMRC grants studying vitamin D supplementation and risk of death and colorectal cancer, DNA methylation and risk of gastric cancer, environmental determinants of DNA methylation and recurrence of breast cancer according to molecular subtypes.   


Education and training

  • Ph.D., University of Washington 1982
  • M.S., University of Washington 1978
  • B.Sc., University of Melbourne 1975

Awards and honors

  • Annual Mentoring Award, Australasian Epidemiological Association, 2017



Available for supervision

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