Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Senior Australian of the Year


2020 QLD Senior Australian of the Year Nominee

Emeritus Professor Judith Clements AC

State: Queensland

Cancer researcher

An internationally recognised biomedical researcher, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Judith Clements AC has brought hope to people with cancer, and created a visionary pathway for future scientists to understand and treat cancer.

Judith has significantly contributed to both prostate and ovarian cancer research, and to developing associated research infrastructure and capability in Australia. For this work, she was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia in 2015.

A collaborative leader, Judith has set up key research programs that aim to understand the molecular and cellular basis for the development, progression, and spread of prostate cancer to other tissues. This research has provided potential new diagnostic, prognostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets for prostate cancer, and a led to a greater understanding of the way prostate cancer progresses.

Judith is co-founder and, until recently, Chair of the Australian Prostate Cancer Bio-Resource, a national biobank for research. She was named a Queensland Great in 2019 by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.


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