Current Research Activities

Dr Hinna Azher
Colorectal outcomes in elderly surgical patients

Dr Alex Besson
Assessing patient information on internet
Achievement:
- PROMS in colorectal cancer patients. A review article. Publication in Future Oncology 2019

Mr Alex Croese, Colorectal Fellow
Ms Cathy Duan, Medical Student
Effects of modifiable factors in advanced colorectal cancer patients on long term outcomes

Ms Christy Kei, Medical Student
Assessing patient information on internet
Achievement:
- Oral presentation at RBCC, Western Health 2019

Dr Pooja Krishnaswarmy
Dr Toan Tang

Survey on implementation of a colorectal educational pamphlet

Dr Lucy Lu
Outcomes of FLAP Surgery in APER Surgery
Achievement:
- Oral presentation at APFCP 2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr Helen MacCallum
Screening Colorectal Cancer patients to Identify Patients for Geriatric Assessment
Achievement:
- Completion of geriatric training research requirement

Dr Samanthan Pellegrino
Survivorship in Colorectal Cancer Patients
Achievements:
- Poster presentation at APFCP 2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Kendall Francis prize for Best Surgical Research Presentation, Western Health 2019

Dr Vanessa Roberts
Anaemia in Colorectal Cancer Patients
Achievement:
- Oral presentation at RBCC, Western Health 2019

Dr Danielle Taylor
Loop Ileostomy in Colorectal Cancer Patients
Achievements:
- Winner of General Surgeons Australia (GSA) Junior Doctor Research Grant
- Oral presentation at RBCC, Western Health 2019

Ms Salihah Zakariah, International Dietician (Malaysia)
Colorectal Cancer and Weight Loss - a collaborative research project with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Achievement:
- Awarded an international scholarship to Australia

Dr Naquiy Murtaza
Assessment of anorectal function on OASIS patients

Collaborations

Western Health

Chronic Disease Alliance, Western Health

Surgery
Professor Helen O'Connell, Mr Oliver Daly

Geriatrics / AIMSS
Professor Gustavo Duque, Dr Elizabeth Feher

Anaesthetics
Dr David Bramley, Dr Hugh Taylor, Dr Omeed Al-Bazzaz, Dr Andrew Jeffreys, Dr Josh Szental,
Dr Bronwen Evans

Physiotherapy
Associate Professor Cathy Said

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Professor Alexander Heriot, Associate Professor Cuong Duong, Professor Meinir Krishnasamy

WEHI

Professor Peter Gibbs, Dr Belinda Lee

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Dr An Duy Tran

Barwon Health

Professor David Watters, Associate Professor Douglas Stupart

Northern Health

Mr Russell Hodgson, Mr Krinal Mori

Austin Health

Associate Professor Vijayaragavan Muralidharan, Mr Marcos Perini

Alfred Health

Dr Rebecca Burgell

St Vincent's Hospital

Professor Peter Choong, Mr Michael Hii