Speaker: Dr Hannah Wardill, School of Biomedicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide
Title: Supporting gastrointestinal health during cancer therapy: a review of current practice and emerging therapeutic options
Chair: Associate Professor Wendy Ingman, Head of the Breast Biology and Cancer Unit, The University of Adelaide and the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research, TQEH
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Dr Hannah Wardill is a Hospital Research Foundation Fellow, leading a program of research dedicated to the health and wellbeing of people affected by cancer. After completing her PhD at the University of Adelaide in 2016, Hannah secured an NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship and relocated to the Netherlands where she led a program of research to develop and test new strategies to better support the gastrointestinal microenvironment during chemotherapy, establishing new translational models and conducting both clinical- and industry-supported research projects.
She has since returned to Australia to establish her own research team, the Supportive Oncology Research Group, a multidisciplinary team addressing a range of challenged faced by people with cancer. Hannah’s research has been integral in solidifying the role of the gastrointestinal microenvironment in a range of acute and chronic complications of cancer therapy, and she has since established strong international leadership, namely at the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer where she leads the Mucositis Study Group. In addition to her 60+ scientific papers and >$3M in grant funding, Hannah is a fierce advocate for supportive cancer care, and passionate science communicator, named the 2021 Tall Poppy of the Year, a Superstar of STEM and South Australian 40 under 40 winner.