Professor Rachel Gibson

Professor Rachel Gibson
 Position Director, Allied Health
 Org Unit School of Allied Health Science and Practice
 Email rachel.gibson@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 0245
 Location Floor/Room 4 06 ,  Engineering & Maths Sciences ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Professor Rachel Gibson is the inaugural Professor and Director of Allied Health at the University of Adelaide. In addition, she is Co-Head of the Cancer Treatment Toxicities Group at the Adelaide Medical School, along with Professor Joanne Bowen and Dr Janet Coller. Prior to this role, Rachel was the inaugural Professor and Dean: Academic in the Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia.

     

    Rachel's main research interest is supportive care in cancer. Rachel works with a team of researchers from the fields of pathology, molecular biology, microbiology, and immunology, among others, in the study of toxic effects of chemotherapy on the gut microbiome of cancer patients and the development of clinically diagnosed diarrhea, a manifestation of intestinal mucositis. She is a prolific researcher in this field, and has authored or co-authored over 110 journal articles (including 15 in Supportive Care in Cancer), six book chapters, and 75 abstracts presented at the MASCC Annual Meetings. She has also been a leader in MASCC Study Group initiatives (Mucositis and Oral Care) in developing clinical practice guidelines for the management of mucositis secondary to cancer therapy, including gastrointestinal mucositis. These efforts demonstrate her dedication to promoting supportive care knowledge and practice on a global scale. Rachel is recognized as a skilled communicator among peers, students, business collaborators, and partners, and has been an enthusiastic advocate for Supportive Care in Cancer.

     

     

  • Qualifications

    2004: PhD (Medicine)

    2005: Cancer Council South Australia Research Fellow, Royal Adelaide Hospital

    2008: Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide

    2010: Senior Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide

    2014: Associate Professor, School of Medical Science, University of Adelaide

    2016: Professor and Dean Academic: Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia

    2019: Professor and Director, Allied Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide

     

  • Awards & Achievements

    2018-2020: Treasurer, Executive Committee, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer

    2018-2020: Board of Directors, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer

    2016-2018: Secretary, Executive Committee, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer

    2016-2018: Board of Directors, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer

    2015-2018: Annual Scientific Meeting Chair, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer

    2014-2016: Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) Awards Committee

    2014-2016: Board of Directors, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer

     

     

     

  • Research Interests

     

     

  • Research Funding

    Cancer Australia

    Cure Cancer Australia

    University of Adelaide

    Cancer Council South Australia

    SA Government Professional Development Scholarship

    Industry Funding

    Ray and Shirl Norman Cancer Research Trust

     

  • Publications

    Selected Publications

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    Please use the following link to GoogleScholar:  http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=JRIqxykAAAAJ

     

    1. Professional Associations

      Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

      Clinical Oncology Society of Australia

      Australian Society of Medical Research

       

    2. Professional Interests

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    3. Media Expertise

      CategoriesEducation, Medicine & Medical Research
      Expertisemucositis; supportive care in cancer; side effects of cancer treatment; anatomy, physiology and pathology of the gastrointestinal tract; oral mucosa; tertiary education
      NotesMember of ASMR Member of MASCC Member of COSA Finalist, Best of the Best- Translational Research, COSA Annual Scientific Meeting, Winner, SA Professional Development Scholarship, South Australian Government Winner, Dean?s Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide Finalist, South Australian Marie Claire Young Young Business Woman of the Year; Telstra Business
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