Associate Professor Paula Marlton


Associate Professor Marlton has been a member of the Leukaemia Foundation’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee since 2003 and has been Medical Advisor to the Leukaemia Foundation board since 2003.

She graduated with first class honours from and a University Medal from the University of Queensland, and is currently the Head of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Services at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH). Her professional experience includes three years at the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, where she was immersed in both clinical and translational research activities.

Paula has maintained an ongoing commitment to research into leukaemia, lymphoma and related blood disorders. For six years she served on the Executive of the Australasian Leukaemia Lymphoma Group (ALLG), establishing and chairing the Laboratory Science Committee. She founded and continues to direct the PwC National Leukaemia and Lymphoma Tissue Bank, which was established through the support of the Leukaemia Foundation. She runs a broad range of national and international clinical trials at PAH and directs a translational research programme investigating minimal residual disease in AML. Paula serves on the QIMR Council and is involved in a wide range of other academic and advisory services, all while maintaining a busy clinical practice.

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