Professor David Currow

Professor David Currow

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research and Sustainable Futures) (2021-present)

Professor David Currow FAHMS is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Sustainable Futures) at the University of Wollongong. He is the former Chief Cancer Officer, New South Wales and the Chief Executive Officer of the Cancer Institute, NSW, the state’s cancer control agency. The agency responsible for prevention, screening, improved cancer services, and funding of research infrastructure. Before this, David was the foundation Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Australia, the Australian Government’s cancer control agency.

He is a previous president of Palliative Care Australia and, separately, the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia. In 2015, David received the Tom Reeve National Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Care from the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia.

David is a widely published academic with research in symptom control, population burden of symptoms and health services research. He held the chair of Supportive and Palliative Care at Flinders University and more recently of Palliative Medicine at the University of Technology Sydney. David co-founded the Australian National Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (the first point-of-care national data collection for quality improvement in palliative care in the world) and the principle investigator of the national Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (the world’s largest phase II and III clinical trials team in palliative care globally).

Senior Executive Assistant:

Jo O’Brien
Ph: +612 4221 3933


The Vice-Chancellor’s Unit
Building 36
University of Wollongong
NSW, 2522, Australia.