Ross Pinkerton

Ross Pinkerton

Paediatric Oncologist Lady Cilento Children's Hospital Brisbane

Ross Pinkerton is Director of Research at Children’s Health Queensland Health and Hospital Service and previously Director of Cancer Services at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane. He is a senior staff specialist in paediatric oncology.

He is chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Australia New Zealand Children’s Haematology Oncology Group. His research interests have focussed on the development of novel chemotherapy strategies and the mechanism of drug resistance in children’s cancers.

He has played an active role in the development and execution of national and international clinical trials in a range of paediatric tumour types and chaired the United Kingdom Children’s Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG).

He is the author of over 250 peer reviewed papers including a number on the management of childhood lymphoma. He is an editor of textbooks including ‘Evidence Based Paediatric Oncology’ and ‘Paediatric Oncology.’