Nick Gottardo

Nick Gottardo is the Head of the Paediatric and Adolescent Oncology/Haematology Department and the Stan Perron Chair in Paediatric Oncology and Haematology at Perth Children’s Hospital. He also co-leads the Brain Tumour Research Program at the Telethon Kids Institute. The Brain Tumour Research Programme focuses on testing novel therapies using model systems that more closely recapitulate the human disease, to test the effectiveness of new treatments for childhood brain tumours, so that the most promising therapies can be taken through to the clinic. Nick is also the Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology/Oncology Group, the peak professional body for paediatric oncologists and health professionals who care for children with cancer and the national cooperative clinical trials group for childhood cancer. He leads several international clinical trials, including the front-line clinical trial for WNT subgroup medulloblastoma patients for the US based Children’s Oncology Group.