Professor Emily Banks, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU.
Professor Banks is an epidemiologist and public health physician with interest and expertise in large scale cohort studies, pharmacoepidemiology, women’s health, and healthy ageing. She has worked extensively on the health effects of hormone replacement therapy.
She is currently the Head of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU, Scientific Director of the 45 and Up Study and Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicines. She was based in the UK from 1995-2003, where she was Deputy Director of the Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford and joint Principal Investigator of the Million Women Study.
In 2000 she was awarded the UK National Woman of Achievement in Science and Technology. She has served as an advisor to the World Health Organisation, International Agency for Research on Cancer and the UK National Health Service Breast Screening Programme. She is also a member of the Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors in Breast Cancer and the Research Advisory Committee to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.