Professor Richard Cohn


Senior researchers

Richard Cohn MB, BCh Rand, DCH SA, FCP (Paed) SA, FRACP Clinical Research Associate;

Professor Richard Cohn was appointed a Clinical Research Associate at Children’s Cancer Institute in 1999, following the decision to expand the research capabilities of the existing long-term follow-up clinic in the Centre for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCCBD) at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. This move marked the creation of the Long Term Follow-up Project at Children’s Cancer Institute, a project dedicated to investigating the late effects of therapy for childhood cancer in long-term survivors.

Professor Cohn has a senior management role as the Clinical Program Director of Medicine and Diagnostics in the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (Randwick) and as Head of Clinical Oncology in the Kids Cancer Centre at the Hospital. He has a senior teaching role as a Conjoint Professor in the School of Woman’s and Children’s Health, UNSW Medicine with over 190 peer reviewed scientific publications and grant funding worth over $11 million. He is recognised nationally and internationally as a research leader in the field of Cancer Survivorship.

He is the Director of the Late-effects Program at Sydney Children's Hospital, chairs the Australian and New Zealand Late-effects subcommittee of ANZCHOG and chairs a subcommittee of the International Committee for Harmonization of Health Screening Guidelines for Childhood Cancer Survivors. He is the co-director (paediatric) of the National Centre for Cancer Survivorship at UNSW, a collaboration between Paediatric and Adult Oncology. The Behavioural Sciences Unit which he established in the Kids Cancer Centre is regarded as one of the premier centres in the Southern Hemisphere for paediatric/adolescent psychosocial health research, and has published extensively on all aspects of the cancer experience for patients and their families.