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Associate Professor Paula Marlton


Associate Professor Marlton has been a member of the Leukaemia Foundation’s National Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee since 2003 and has been Medical Advisor to the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland board since 2003 as well.

Associate Professor Paula Marlton is the Head of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Services at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH). She graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours and a University Medal. Her professional experience includes three years at the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, where she was immersed in both clinical and translational research activities.

Paula has maintained an ongoing commitment to research into leukaemia, lymphoma and related blood disorders. She served on the Executive of the Australasian Leukaemia Lymphoma Group (ALLG) for 6 years establishing and chairing the Laboratory Science Committee. She founded and continues to direct the PwC National Leukaemia and Lymphoma Tissue Bank established through the support of the Leukaemia Foundation. She runs a broad range of national and international clinical trials at PAH and directs a translational research programme investigating minimal residual disease in AML. Paula serves on the QIMR Council and is involved in a wide range of other academic and advisory services as well as maintaining a busy clinical practice.