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Professor Tom Calma AO is the Chancellor of the University of Canberra, and an Elder from the Kungarakan and Iwaidja tribal groups from the south-west Darwin region and the Coburg Peninsula in Northern Territory, Australia. Tom is the inaugural National Coordinator, Tackling Indigenous Smoking and is a member of Cancer Australia’s Leadership Group on Indigenous Cancer Control. He has championed the rights, responsibilities, health and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for over 40 years. As the Social Justice Commissioner, Tom’s 2005 Social Justice Report focused on Indigenous health equality and was the catalyst for the Close the Gap campaign to close inequality gaps between Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.

Forthcoming events

The impact of host and virus genetic variation on HCV infection outcome

Monday, 20 May 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

The Neonatology Canon Project: Examining the Research Endeavor Through Comprehensive Aggregation of Randomized Aggregation of Randomized Trials

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, OX3 7LF

Opium as a carcinogen: new insights from the Golestan Cohort Study

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, OX3 7LF

Exploiting electronic health records to improve infection management

Monday, 03 June 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

Title TBC

Tuesday, 04 June 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, OX3 7LF