Upper GI and Lower GI Working Parties

The AGITG’s Upper GI and Lower GI Working Parties represent the disciplines of medical oncology, surgery, radiation oncology, statistics, translational science and study coordination. The Upper GI Working Party focuses on cancers of the oesophagus, gallbladder and pancreas, stomach and liver, while the Lower GI Working Party looks at cancer of the bowel, rectum and anus.

The working parties meet bi-monthly to:

  • Identify gaps in research activities;
  • Develop and/or facilitate new clinical research concepts;
  • Review the scientific merit of research proposals;
  • Explore funding and feasibility opportunities in liaison with the Operations Executive Committee;
  • Nominate Principal Investigators;
  • Nominate Trial Management Committee members.

Meet our members of the Upper and Lower GI Working Parties

Upper GI Working Party

  • Dr Lorraine Chantrill
    Chair | Medical Oncologist
  • Prof Andrew Barbour
    Deputy Chair | Surgeon
  • Dr Alexander Boussioutas
    Gastroenterologist
  • Ms Katie Benton
    Dietician
  • Dr Yu Jo Chua
    Medical Oncologist
  • Professor Mike Findlay
    Medical Oncologist
  • Professor Val Gebski
    Statistician
  • Dr Koroush Haghighi
    Surgeon
  • Dr Lara Lipton
    Medical Oncologist
  • Mrs Jan Mumford
    Chair, Consumer Advisory Panel
  • Associate Professor Nick Pavlakis
    Medical Oncologist
  • Professor Tim Price
    Medical Oncologist
  • Professor John Simes
    Medical Onoclogist
  • Dr Katrin Sjoquist
    Medical Oncologist
  • Dr Belinda Steer
    Dietician
  • Clinical Professor Nigel Spry
    Radiation Oncologist
  • Ms Kate Wilson
    Associate Oncology Program Manager
  • Dr Sonia Yip
    Oncology Translational Researcher

Lower GI Working Party

  • Associate Professor Niall Tebbutt
    Chair | Medical Oncologist
  • Professor Chris Karapetis
    Deputy Chair | Medical Oncologist
  • Dr Matthew Burge
    Medical Oncologist
  • Professor Michael Findlay
    Medical Oncologist
  • Mr Alexander Heriot
    Surgeon
  • Professor David Joseph
    Radiation Oncologist
  • Dr Lara Lipton
    Medical Oncologist
  • Dr Paul McMurrick
    Surgeon
  • Mr Robin Mitchell
    Dep.Chair, Consumer Advisory Panel
  • Professor Bridget Robinson
    Medical Oncologist
  • Associate Professor Jeremy Shapiro
    Medical Oncologist
  • Professor John Simes
    Medical Oncologist
  • Dr Katrin Sjoquist
    Medical Oncologist
  • Ms Kate Wilson
    Associate Oncology Program Manager
  • Dr Sonia Yip
    Oncology Translational Researcher
  • Dr Nik Zeps
    Biological Scientist