Professor Martin Tattersall, AO

Professor Martin Tattersall,AO,

Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, Harvard Medical School.

MD & ScD University of Cambridge, MSc University of London, FRCP (London), FRACP.

Professor Martin Tattersall, AO, was appointed Professor of Cancer Medicine at the University of Sydney in 1977.

Today, Professor Tattersall is globally recognised and respected for his enormous contribution to cancer research and patient care, securing approximately $20 million of research funding, and supervising more than 20 PhD and MD research students. He was a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Cancer Committee for 20 years, and he is a Life Member of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) Roll of Honour. He was awarded the Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA) Cancer Achievement Award in 2000. He chaired the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC) from 1997-2008.

Dr Richard Boyle

Dr Richard Boyle, BSc (MED) MBBS (Hons) FRACS FA (Orth) A, graduated with honours in medicine from UNSW and completed his orthopaedic training in Sydney, with advanced fellowship training in Sydney, Canada and Europe, including fellowships in Arthroplasty + Bone and Soft Tissue tumours.

Dr Boyle is a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and Royal Australian College of Surgeons, is the current Chair of Northside NSW Orthopaedic Training Scheme, and is a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. He is the medical director of the NSW Bone Bank, and is clinical Lecturer at The Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University. 
He is an active member of the Australian Sarcoma Group and International Society of Limb Salvage, has been an invited convenor and speaker at local and international conferences, and is involved in a number of clinical trials for tumour treatment.
2015-07-10 Keith Cox

Keith Cox, OAM


Keith was the Oncology/ Chemotherapy Nurse Practitioner at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse unil the end of 2017, after some 38 years in cancer nursing.  He now remains involved in a consultant role. He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney, and is an Accreditation Assessor for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)

As a Nurse Practitioner, Keith bore a greater responsibility than a regular nurse, prescribing medicine, ordering tests and screenings,  and the referral of patients to other medical professionals.

Keith is a Board member of Cancer institute, Board member of the Biaggio Signorelli Foundation, for Research into Mesothelioma, Member of the Chris O’Brien partnership Advisory council, and committee member of the Foundation. He was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the 2007 Queen’s Birthday honours list for his services to Cancer Nursing, his work with youth and his volunteer work.  Keith has a wide range of research experience and numerous publications.

I first met Cooper and his parents, when he first visited the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse to discuss chemotherapy. We connected from that first meeting as we talked about chemotherapy and its side effects. As he continued on his Cancer journey, we became very close, Cooper and I would be able to communicate on all levels.  It was a privilege to have cared for Cooper.

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Cox KM, Goel S, O’Connell RL, Boyer M, Beale PJ, Simes RJ & Stockler MR. (2011 epub). Randomized cross – over trial comparing inpatient and outpatient administration of high dose cisplatin, Internal Medicine Journal

McKenzie H, Hayes L, White K, Cox K, Fethney J, Boughton M & Dunn J. (2010 Epub). Chemotherapy outpatients’ unplanned presentations to hospital: a retrospective study, Supportive Care in Cancer


Keynote, Plenary and Invited Conference Presentations, Workshops and Panel Discussions

Cox KM (2010) Leadership in Australian Cancer Nursing. Cancer Nurses Society of Australia 13th Winter Congress, Perth, July

Cox K (2010) Treatment Developments. Session Chair, 16th International Conference on Cancer Nursing, Atlanta, USA, March
Cox KM (2009) Recent advances and practical solutions in managing chemotherapy side effects. COSA Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, November

Cox KM (2009) Cancer Information Update and its relevance to Enrolled Nurses, Enrolled Nurses Conference, Bomaderry, September

Cox K (co-facilitator) (2009) Venous Access Device Workshop. 12th CNSA Winter Congress, Newcastle, June

Cox KM (2009) Management of Tumour Lysis Syndrome. 12th CNSA Winter Congress, Newcastle, 3–4 June

Cox KM, Stirling A, Baychek K, Sister Act: CERS in Chemotherapy ambulatory unit. 6th conference of The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners, Adelaide, 6–8 October 2011