Professor Ian Olver AM

Director, Cancer Research Institute, University of South Australia

Professor Ian Olver AM is immediate past chair of the Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC) of NHMRC on which he served for 9 years, and currently chairs the ethics committee of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia. He is also Director, University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute and Professor of Translational Cancer Research. A renowned oncologist, cancer researcher and bioethicist his research interests are in anticancer drug studies, symptom control, bio-ethics and psycho-oncology, Ian is author of over 290 journal articles and is a regular commentator on cancer issues in Australia and internationally. Ian was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to medical oncology as a clinician, researcher, administrator and mentor, and to the community through leadership roles with cancer control organisations.