Brigid Lynch

Principal Fellow
Cancer Council Victoria
Honorary Principal Fellow
University of Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC

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Associate Professor Brigid Lynch (PhD 2008, The University of Queensland) is Deputy Head of the Cancer Epidemiology Division at Cancer Council Victoria, and Honorary Principal Fellow in the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Melbourne. Her work focusses on how physical activity is associated with cancer risk, biological mechanisms underlying risk, and health outcomes for cancer survivors.

Brigid is a Principal Investigator of the Australian Breakthrough Cancer Study, an ongoing cohort study of over 50,000 Australians investigating the role that genes, lifestyle and environment play in the development of cancer and other diseases.  

Brigid's research has been supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council, the World Cancer Research Fund International, Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Victorian Cancer Agency.  She is a Past President of the Australasian Epidemiological Association.