A/Prof Richard Tothill awarded Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship

Associate Professor Richard Tothill has been awarded a University of Melbourne Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship. The Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship recognises and rewards outstanding research performance, recognising their incredible contributions to the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences through outstanding research and wider involvement in our local community and across the globe.

Richard Tothill

Associate Professor Tothill leads the Rare Disease Oncogenomics Lab at the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research and Melbourne Medical School Department of Clinical Pathology. The lab is dedicated to translational research of rare and less common cancers.

Associate Professor Tothill said that it is a great honour and privilege to be awarded a Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship.

“In today’s very challenging funding environment it is truly amazing to receive such great support and recognition by the faculty. I also see the award as a great endorsement of the highly collaborative and impactful research that my team does, for whom I’m very proud,” he said.

“I really look forward to using this fellowship to continue our research on rare and diagnostically challenging cancers, including cancer of unknown primary and neuroendocrine cancers, as we strive to improve patient health outcomes using genomic technologies.”

“I am also excited to contribute as an active faculty member, and to continue to meet and learn from my peers and colleagues at the University.”

Across the Faculty, 22 researchers have been awarded a 2023 Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship.