TCRN Member Groups

Criteria for Membership

To become a member of the TCRN, an individual must:

  1. be predominantly in the employ of a TCRN member institution*, or be predominantly self-employed with formal affiliation with a TCRN member institution and;
  2. work in cancer research or in the delivery of cancer services or have responsibility for the care of patients with cancer (such as in the case of general practitioners) and agree to work actively towards the goals and KPI’s of the TCRN, and;
  3. be confirmed to fulfil points 1 & 2 above by the Responsible Member who leads the individual’s TCRN member group.

Full details of the requirements and benefits of TCRN membership can be found in the TCRN Membership Charter and we ask that you become familiar with this document. In short, all members are expected to understand and support the goals and KPIs of the TCRN; participate in translational research activities, and report this involvement annually; and communicate regularly with your Responsible Member in order provide the TCRN Operations & Projects Team with the information necessary for us to fulfil our own reporting obligations to the Cancer Institute NSW and other stakeholders. 

In return, the TCRN provides you with a range of services, including research support, professional development opportunities, access to various funding schemes (both internal and through Cancer Institute NSW), research collaborations, networking events, and regular network communications including our monthly newsletter, Nexus.

*TCRN Member institutions include the founding institutions (UNSW, POWH, SGH, RHW, TSH, BMORU and UTS), and any other institution that is subsequently determined by the Leadership Council to be a member institution.


Process for New Members

Individuals wishing to join the TCRN should:

  1. First approach the relevant Responsible Member to request their endorsement for your membership of the associated member group as per the below list.
  2. Your Responsible Member will then email your endorsement to the TCRN to be processed.
  3. The TCRN will email the membership survey to be completed as part of your registration.
  4. Once you have completed and submitted the membership survey, a welcome email will be issued confirming your registration.

If you are unsure as to which Member Group you are best suited, please contact the TCRN for advice.


Founding InstitutionMember GroupResponsible MemberEmail
Border Medical Oncology Research UnitBorder Medical Oncology Research UnitFiona
Prince of Wales HospitalPrince of Wales HospitalProf David
Prince of Wales HospitalPrince of Wales Hospital (Nursing & Allied Health)Prof David
Royal Hospital for WomenRoyal Hospital for WomenProf Neville
St George & Sutherland HospitalsSt George & Sutherland HospitalsA/Prof Winston 
Translational Cancer Research NetworkTCRN Consumer Advisory PanelStephanie Macmillan

UNSW SydneyCancer SurvivorshipProf Andrew
Australian Institute of Health InnovationHealth InnovationProf Jeffrey Braithwaite

UNSW SydneyCancer Epidemiology and Big DataA/Prof Claire
UNSW SydneyLowy Cancer Research CentreProf John
UNSW Sydney Non Faculty of Medicine - UNSW (Cancer Research) Prof David
UNSW SydneySchool of Medical Sciences, UNSWProf Peter
UNSW SydneyTCRN Operations & Projects TeamStephanie
University of Technology SydneyUniversity of Technology SydneyProf Jane  
UNSW SydneyFertility Research CentreProf Bill
UNSW SydneyPublic Health Scientia Prof Mark Harris AO
Macquarie UniversityMacquarie UniversityProfessor Helen
Central West Cancer Services Central West Cancer ServicesDr Rob