Research Roadshow: Rockhampton – Cancers You Can Combat

We’re excited to bring our world-leading research to the people of Rockhampton with Cancers You Can Combat. At this free public event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from one of our Distinguished Scientists, internationally renowned cancer epidemiologist, Professor David Whiteman AM, discussing his research into cancers that are largely preventable through lifestyle modification. David will be joined by Associate Professor Amanda Rebar, a CQU researcher focused on the psychology of behaviour change and renowned local GP, Dr Joan Chamberlain, a vocal advocate for the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.

Through this event, we want to offer Rockhampton locals a chance to have their cancer questions answered and an insight into what the research has to say about mitigating cancer risk.

This project received assistance from the Rockhampton Regional Council’s Community Assistance Program.



  • Professor David Whiteman AM, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
    Professor David Whiteman is a respected medical epidemiologist with a particular interest in the causes, control and prevention of cancer. His research on cancers of the skin, particularly melanoma, and gastrointestinal tract has been instrumental in delineating environmental and genetic causes of cancer, and investigating early diagnosis, treatment and survival.
  • Associate Professor Amanda Rebar, Central Queensland University Rockhampton
    Associate Professor Amanda Rebar’s research focuses on the psychology of behavioural change and the impact of changes in behaviour on mental health and wellbeing. Her work has particular emphasis on dual process models and non-conscious, automatic processes (e.g., habits, implicit attitudes, approach/avoidance tendencies) that influence health behaviours.
  • Dr Joan Chamberlain 
    Dr Joan Chamberlain started General Practice in 1989 in Rockhampton and have been serving the community since then. She has a passion for primary health care and education of the future primary care specialists. 

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17 October 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Walter Reid Cultural Centre, Auditorium