Dr Peter Diamond has a love of research and a passion for helping people living with cancer. Peter has worked as a cancer research scientist for over 20 years. He undertook a PhD in immunology, through the Department of Medicine at the University of Adelaide, and subsequently took up post-doctoral research positions at the Hanson Centre for Cancer Research, IMVS and SA Pathology working on gene regulation and blood cancers.
Peter has also worked for AusAid and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Thailand leading a multi-country HIV/AIDS prevention program across South-East Asia in collaboration with in-country Departments of Health and the UN. Upon returning to SA in 2014, he joined the Leukaemia Foundation to manage support services for SA and NT, act as the State Representative for SA and work on national policy and advocacy initiatives. For the last five years, Peter has held the role of National Head of Research for the Leukaemia Foundation.
Peter is thrilled to be joining Cancer Council SA and working with the team to help reduce the rate and impact of cancer in our community and support South Australian cancer researchers.