Prof Mark Shackleton
Director of Oncology
Prof Mark Shackleton is the Director of Oncology at The Alfred.
Prof Shackleton is also Professor of Oncology, Monash University, Victorian Cancer Agency Clinical Research Fellow and Chair, Australian and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group.
After training in medical oncology at the Ludwig Institute in Melbourne, Prof Shackleton undertook PhD studies at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and post -doctoral work at the University of Michigan, USA.
He has consistently published in the world’s top medical and scientific journals.
Prof Shackleton has received several major prizes for his research, including the 2006 Victorian Premier’s Award for Medical Research, a 2010 NHMRC Achievement Award, a 2011 Pfizer Australia Fellowship, and a 2016 Victorian Cancer Agency Clinical Research Fellowship. In 2012, he was awarded the Australian Science Minister’s Prize for Life Scientist of the Year.
The Alfred Oncology Unit has been a key player internationally in conducting clinical trials, particularly in melanoma and brain cancer, contributing substantially to key findings published in leading journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine.