Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series

Upcoming events and lectures - 2018

Lecture times

12.30pm - 1.30pm


McCusker Auditorium
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
North Building
Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre

13 March

Professor Helen Milroy

Professor at UWA's Medical School and Commissioner for the National Mental Health Commission

Findings from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse. Implications and opportunities for UWA

10 April

Professor Barry Iacopetta

Professor of Cancer Biology and Molecular Oncology, Director of Translational Cancer Research Laboratory with the School of Biomedical Science

How cancer research impacts clinical practice

15 May

UWA Visiting Professor Prof. Dame Jill Macleod-Clark

Imagine a different future: is the time up for traditional Health Professional roles?

12 June
Emeritus Professor Ian Puddey Selecting Medical students: origins matter
10 July
Professor Peter Le Souef
Future child health: our greatest challenge
7 August

Visiting Professor John Harley

Professor of Paediatrics and Medicine, University of Cincinnati and Director of the Centre for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology (CAGE) at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Tracking Lupus Autoimmunity back to an astonishing source: a common cancer virus
11 September

Professor Linda Slack-Smith

UWA Dental School

Oral health inequities across the life-course: Evidence and opportunities

9 October
Professor Wallace Langdon
Improving cancer treatment by preventing chemotherapy-induced myelosuppression
13 November
Clinical Associate Professor Clive CookeThe Coroner, The Mortuary and Mass Disasters

Past events and lectures - 2017

Recording link
15 August 2017

Professor David Mackey

Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Science, affiliated with the Lions Eye Institute

Born with a bomb: going blind from Leber hereditary optic neuropathy
23 May 2017

Professor Catherine Cole

Head of School (Interim), UWA School of Biomedical Sciences
Stan Perron Chair of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, Paediatrics and Child Health

Curing childhood leukaemia
18 April 2017
Professor Graeme Hankey
Professor of Neurology, UWA Medical School
How to prevent and treat stroke
21 March 2017Professor Jonathan Carapetis
Director, Telethon Kids Institute and Centre for Child Health Research
The endgame for rheumatic heart disease
13 December 2016Professor John Newnham
Obstetrician (Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist)
How to stop babies being born too early
18 October 2016
Professor Martyn French
Clinical Immunologist
Winning the battle against HIV infection
16 August 2016
Professor Osvaldo Almeida
Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry and Director of Research, WA Centre for Health and Ageing
What causes depression and how can we prevent it?
22 July 2016
Professor Wendy Erber
Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Cancer is no longer a death sentence

All Faculty staff, students and alumni are welcome. RSVPs are not required.

Please note: Food and drinks are not permitted in the McCusker Lecture Theatre.