Associate Professor Lisa Whop

BMedSc, MAppEpid, PhD (Epidemiology)
Senior Fellow
ANU College of Health and Medicine
T: 02 6127 0074

Areas of expertise

  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health And Wellbeing 4504
  • Epidemiology 4202
  • Oncology And Carcinogenesis 3211
  • Preventative Health Care 420605
  • Health Surveillance 420310

Research interests

  • Equity focused research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Record linkage.
  • Cervical cancer prevention.
  • Cancer screening.
  • Vaccination


Associate Professor Whop is a Torres Strait Islander NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow and epidemiologist. She is Australia’s leading authority on cervical cancer control in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Her research program focuses on cervical cancer control (screening and vaccination) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. She is Chief investigator on the Centre for Research Excellence on Targeted Approaches To Improve Cancer Services (TACTICS) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians where so co-leads the Prevention and Screening stream and Principle Investigator on an ARC Discovery Indigenous grant focused on understanding the modifiable factors that influence uptake and completion of HPV vaccination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents.  She brings research experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, creating meaning ways of engagement and community empowerment within an Indigenist research approach to direct her program. She has special interests in achieving equity by process and outcomes in epidemiology, vaccine preventable disease and translation of research into policy and practice.


Projects and Grants

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