Professor Jon Emery
MBBCh MA DPhil FRACGP MRCGP
Research & Education Lead, Primary Care Integration
Herman Chair of Primary Care Cancer Research, University of Melbourne
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Professor Jon Emery has successfully expanded research opportunities and promoted integration of research, education and clinical care between primary care and clinical practitioners. Primary care integration supports optimal patient care, facilitates growth in research enterprise, and adds value to education and training programs.
The Cancer Survivorship for Primary Care Practitioners education program is an audience driven, expert-led, consumer-informed education program developed with the Victorian Government and University of Melbourne. The program is delivered via workshops and an open access Massive Open Online Course. In addition, online resources and apps, produced with melanoma experts, aim to support GP and patient skin examination.
Professor Emery is the program champion for Precision Prevention and tailored Screening, as well as Building Analytical Capability for Data-driven Research.
An NHMRC Practitioner Fellow and Director of the Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4), Professor Emery is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He studied medicine at Cambridge and Oxford and obtained his DPhil at Oxford; he leads joint research program between the University of Melbourne and the University of Cambridge on cancer and genetic medicine in primary care. Professor Emery’s research interests are in the role of primary care in cancer prevention, diagnosis and follow-up, and primary care trials of complex interventions.