COSA 2016November 15 - 17, 2016 Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dr Alexandra Barratt

Alexandra Barratt (MBBS, MPH, PhD) is an epidemiologist and Professor of Public Health in the School of Public Health, University of Sydney. She has led a wide range of health services research over the last 20 years, including many projects on early detection programs for breast and prostate cancer. She leads a team of researchers who have been awarded NHMRC funding for a Centre of Research Excellence which forms part of Wiser Healthcare (http://wiserhealthcare.org.au/) a research collaboration for reducing overdiagnosis and overtreatment. She is currently co-chair of the Scientific Committee for Preventing Overdiagnosis (http://www.preventingoverdiagnosis.net/), an international collaboration to wind back the harms of Too Much Medicine. In 2006 and 2007 she won back-to-back Australian Museum Eureka prizes and is an Australian Museum Eureka Prize Ambassador.