Stephen’s contributions to medicine have been recognised with several prestigious awards. In 2011, he was awarded the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to medicine in the disciplines of oncology and pharmacology. In 2016 he was awarded the Medical Oncology Group of Australia Cancer Achievement Award.
Stephen is committed to educating junior clinicians and cancer scientists. In 2020, he was awarded the John Sands Medal, the highest award of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians for his work in supporting the education and development of young Medical Oncologists and physicians in general.
In addition to his clinical work, Stephen is a dedicated patient advocate and researcher. He’s an oncology advisor for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and a member of the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Review Committee. His research has been supported by over $28 million dollars in competitive funding which has produced publications that have been cited more than 24000 times.
Stephen’s clinical and research interests have included all the issues that are important to cancer patient well-being including new treatments, nutrition, complementary therapies, including medicinal cannabis and exercise.
Publications and affiliations
Stephen’s clinical management is supported by over 360 research publications which have focused on clinical and biomarker prediction of patient outcomes, and reinforced by Stephen’s pragmatic and thoughtful approach to working with his patients.