Professor Maxine Morand

Professor Maxine Morand

Appointed in July 2015, Professor Maxine Morand in the Chair of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation. She is a Professorial Fellow at Monash University and teaches in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

Professor Morand has a background in health, cancer research, government and management. Maxine began her career in general and specialist nursing and then worked as a Victorian Transplant Coordinator. During this time Maxine completed her Bachelor of Arts and later a Masters Preliminary (Hons) in Sociology. Her interest in health and statistics lead to a research role at the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer at the Cancer Council Victoria.

In 2002 Professor Morand was elected to the Victorian Parliament. During her eight years in Parliament Professor Morand served in a range of senior government positions including Parliamentary Secretary for Health, then Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development, and Minister for Women’s Affairs. Maxine is a passionate advocate for women’s equality of opportunity, and led major legislative reform in women’s health.

Professor Morand served as CEO of Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) between 2011 and 2014. Maxine was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in 2011, giving her personal insight into the impact and management of a cancer diagnosis.