Peter McCallum Cancer centre
Professor Monica Slavin is an Infectious Diseases physician; Head of the Infectious Diseases Department, Peter McCallum Cancer centre; Lead, Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital; and Director of the National Centre for Infections in Cancer (NCIC). She is internationally recognised for identifying risk factors and improving early diagnosis and prevention of infection in cancer patients. Over the course of her 28 year career since becoming a fellow of the Royal Australasian college of physicians she has made many, and lasting, contributions to research teaching and clinical medicine. She is held in high international regard for guidance on management and risk mitigation for all cancer patients who are at jeopardy of life threatening infection due to their cancer treatment. Her original and novel research has changed clinical practice and resulted in new management guidelines, definitions of fungal infections for clinical trials and translating new diagnostic tests into practice.