Professor John Hopper AM

Professor John Hopper AM was one of the nine inaugural Australia Fellows awarded by NHMRC in 2007 and is currently a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow.

He is a Professorial Fellow with a PhD in Mathematical Statistics, a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of the University of Melbourne, and is currently Director (Research) of the Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics in the School of Population  & Global Health at The University of Melbourne. He has published more than 700 papers, specialising in the statistical methodology analysing twin and family data, and addressing the genetic and environmental aetiology of diseases and health. He is principal or co-investigator on several family studies, particularly breast cancer and colorectal cancer (both funded by the National Institutes of Health (USA)), prostate cancer, melanoma, childhood cancer and asthma. He is a co-investigator on several cohort studies, including Health 2020 and the long-term follow-up of the 1968 Tasmanian Asthma Study. Professor Hopper has been Director of the Australian Twin Registry since 1990 and has been awarded a NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Twin Research in 2014.  

Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health
University of Melbourne 3010, Australia
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