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Research Programs

The FFCMH has and continues to develop and support world-class research programs within each of four major themes; clinical and population studies, basic science, preventative health and health services. These programs not only target the most pressing issues in men's health but also concurrently address many of the National Health Priority Areas of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health/depression and obesity. The Centre's achievements have been made possible by engaging with, investing in, and bringing together multidisciplinary teams of world-class scientists and clinicians from the campuses and teaching hospitals of the University of Adelaide, other Universities and local, national and international research institutions.

The Centre encourages researchers with an interest in men's health to join up as a member of the Centre to input into and interact with the mix of expertise available across the Centre. The Centre engages with research leaders and stakeholders to ensure our research programs remain clinically relevant, comprehensive, are successfully translated and that it appropriately represents and consider the needs of vulnerable populations of men.

View pdf summaries of all our main research program here  or see below for main contacts for more information

Longitudinal study of men's health- MAILES study

Obesity,cardio-metabolic disease,testosterone, T4DM RCT

Prostate cancer

Adelaide Medical School, DRMCRL

  • Professor Wayne Tilley (Director)
  • Dr Luke Selth (Head of Program)
  • Dr Steve Paltoglou (Early Career Research Fellow)
  • Dr Christopher Hocking (Medical Oncologist)
  • Ms Rayzel Fernandez  (PhD candidate)

SAHMRI (Lipids and Prostate Cancer Research Program)

  • Associate Professor Lisa Butler (HEad of Program)
  • Dr Margaret Centenera (Research Fellow)
  • Dr Nicole Moore (Research Manager)
  • Dr Zeyad Nassar (FFCMH Early Career Research Fellow)
  • Dr Adel Aref (PhD candidate)
  • Courtney Moore (PhD candidate)
  • Raj Shrestha (PhD candidate)

South Australian Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaborative (SA-PCCOC)

University of SA - Prostate Cancer Research Group

  • Dr Ian Johnson (PCFA Early Career Researcher)
  • Jessica Heatlie (PhD candidate)

Male Reproductive Health (Robinson Institute)

  • Professor Michelle Lane (Head of Program)
  • Dr Nicole McPherson (NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow)
  • Dr Tod Fullston (Early Career Researcher)
Preventative Health, Lifestyle modification programs and interventions
  • Professor Deborah Turnbull (Head of Program)
  • Professor Gary Wittert 
  • Dr Camille Short (NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow)
  • Dr Ian Zajac (CSIRO)

Mental health, behavioural psychology


  • Dr Camille Short (NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow)
  • Amy Finlay (PhD candidate)
  • Megan McIntosh (Paddy O'Rourke Honours scholarship student)
  • John Fouyaxis (FFCMH Honours scholarship student)
Health services 
Rural health
  • Dr Kate Gunn (Clinical Psychologist UniSA)
  • Professor Deborah Turnbull

Urological Health

  • Associate Professor Nicholas Brook
  • Dr Sean Martin (ECR)
  • Professor Gary Wittert 
  • Dr Peter Sutherland
  • Honours Student: Mr Simon Tyler
Aboriginal Health 
Biostatistics and Study design

Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health

Ground Floor 
254 North Terrace
The University of Adelaide


T: +61 8 8313 0514
F: +61 8 8313 0355

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