Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is the focal point for widespread discussion of research ideas. Its members, who are drawn from the AGITG and the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC), are experts in the fields of medical oncology, surgery, radiation oncology, biological research, quality of life research, statistics and study coordination.

The SAC’s key role is to determine the research priorities of the AGITG. The committee’s open dialogue leads to the development of a common language, interaction and commitment to trials by a broad range of medical specialists, allied health professionals and consumers.

SAC meetings foster a spirit of collaboration between a diverse group of people who share a common goal: to improve patient care through GI cancer clinical trials.

The AGITG SAC is elected in accordance with the AGITG Constitution, Terms of Reference can be found here.

Meet our SAC members



Professor Chris Karapetis
Medical Oncologist 

Deputy Chair

Dr Dan Croagh
Surgeon (Hepato-Pancreo-Biliary)


Dr Corina Behrenbruch

Dr Norma Bulamu
Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics

Jeff Cuff
Chair, Community Advisory Panel

Associate Professor Connie Diakos
Medical Oncologist

Professor Jacob George

Dr Lauren Hanna
Clinical dietitian

Professor Andrew Kneebone
Radiation Oncologist

Professor Trevor Leong
Radiation Oncologist

Professor Rachel Neale

Associate Professor Marina Pajic
Translational Researcher

Associate Professor Tracy Putoczki
Translational Scientist

Associate Professor Liang Qiao

Professor Robert Ramsay
Translational Scientist

Associate Professor Amitesh Roy
Medical Oncologist

Associate Professor Charbel Sandroussi

Associate Professor Katrin Sjoquist
Medical Oncologist

Professor Niall Tebbutt
Medical Oncologist

Professor Jeanne Tie
Medical Oncologist/Translational Clinician

Associate Professor Amany Zekry