Professor Tracey O'Brien


Research Staff

Professor O’Brien is Director of the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick and Head of the Blood & Marrow Transplant program. She is a Clinical Research Fellow at Children's Cancer Institute.

Prof O’Brien has more than 80 research publications in high impact journals including Blood, Stem Cells, Leukaemia, Journal of Clinical Oncology, British Journal of Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation and has authored 7 leading textbook chapters on leukaemia, child cancer or transplant. She has a broad research portfolio with interest in clinical transplant outcomes, health system research and bioethics. She has attracted project grant funding in excess of $5 million including research grants from NHMRC, Cancer Council, UNSW Australia, Cancer Institute NSW and other philanthropic funding.

Prof O’Brien has held a number of executive and advisory board positions including the Vice President of the Australian & New Zealand Children’s Haemotology Oncology Group (ANZCHOG), an executive advisory board member for the Centre for International Bone Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) and an executive council member of the NSW BMT Network. Prof O'Brien was past Chair of the Cancer Institute NSW, Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Group and a founding executive member of the Cancer Australia steering committee on AYA Cancer and a National AYA COSA subcommittee.