ANZUP Staff

The ANZUP office is a small team who work closely with the multi-disciplinary membership, both nationally and internationally. All staff are focussed on supporting the research and fundraising activities of ANZUP, raising awareness of prostate, bladder, penile, kidney and testicular cancer, as well as the need for better treatments and outcomes for patients with these cancer types.

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Margaret McJannett
Chief Executive Officer

Margaret's background is in oncology nursing. She has worked as a clinical nurse consultant at The Sydney Melanoma Unit, research coordinator in the Medical Psychology Research Unit, Sydney University and project officer at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane. She was the EO of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) and Cancer Council Australia before joining ANZUP. She has facilitated and contributed to COSA's and CCA's expert committees, the national Cancer Co-operative Clinical Trials Groups and COSA's collaborative role with key stakeholders.

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Nicole Tankard
Internal Communications & Media Manager

Nicole has over 15 years’ communications experience, and has worked across a range of industries including financial services, professional services, telecommunications and energy.
Nicole holds a Bachelor Degree in Communications majoring in Public Relations and Marketing and joined ANZUP in 2019.

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Lucy Byers
Marketing, Events & External Communications Manager

Lucy is a marketing and communications professional with over 18 years’ experience, who has worked in a diverse range of organisations, in strategic and operational positions. Lucy joined ANZUP as Marketing and Communications Manager in May 2016, and in that time has developed the marketing strategy to increase brand awareness and engagement for the organisation. Lucy works in all areas to achieve this including marketing planning and strategy, digital activities, campaigns, events, sponsorship, partnerships, communications, publications and branding. Lucy holds a BA Communications and Advanced Diploma in Business and Marketing.

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Gillian Bailey
Marketing and Communications Specialist

Prior to joining the ANZUP team, Gillian spent 12 years living and working in London. For 10 years she worked in healthcare communication agencies helping pharmaceutical firms develop and roll out events as well as marketing and educational materials. Prior to her return to Australia she was a Senior Communications Officer at The Department of Health, UK within the infection control team.

Gillian holds both a Bachelor of Medical Science degree and a Masters in Communications.

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Alice Clarke
Communications and Events Assistant

Alice has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Communication majoring in Social and Political Science at the University of Technology Sydney. Since graduating in 2021, she has completed a public relations-based internship that sparked her passion for working across the collaborative processes of event development and the social interactions behind organisational communication.

Alice’s desire to work within a fulfilling environment, and her dedication to research within the health field, while applying her communication skills, has landed her this rewarding role at ANZUP.

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Tom Cusick
Clinical Trials Project Manager

Thomas has an academic background in medical sciences and research. The excitement, challenges and opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of others inspired Thomas to pursue a career in clinical trials research.

Prior to joining the ANZUP team in June 2020, he previously worked at The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and the St Vincent’s Prostate Cancer Centre; where he accumulated substantial research experience managing multiple clinical trials.

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Antoinette Fontela
Clinical Trials Project Manager

Antoinette has an academic background in science and has worked in the health industry for over 20 years, with the majority of that experience being in medical oncology clinical trials research. Prior to joining the ANZUP trials team in March 2022, she worked at St George Hospital, Cancer Care Centre as a Senior Trials Coordinator managing a number of clinical trials in different cancer types and phases including ANZUP sponsored trials. Antoinette wanted to continue working in oncology clinical trials and loves how ANZUP transitions concepts and ideas into clinical trials. She finds it highly rewarding knowing participants have access to clinical trials and are able to benefit from research.

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Leslie Tinkler and Jo Stubbs
Volunteers

Leslie and Jo joined ANZUP as volunteers almost a decade ago. Their ongoing dedication and support to ANZUP has been vital. Their organisational skills, patience and assistance has continually helped with the successful delivery of projects and events.