Dr Ash Hopkins

Research Fellow

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences Building (5D317)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I am a National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia Postdoctoral Fellow working in the Precision Medicines Group at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (Flinders University). The Precision Medicines Group is headed by Professor Michael Sorich and Dr Andrew Rowland.

My research focus is precision oncology. I use clinical epidemiology and pharmacometric techniques to develop clinical prediction models for advanced cancer treatments. The data with which my clinical prediction models are made are typically “big data”, sourced from clinical trials conducted by pharmaceutical companies, or data registries.

At present we have access to individual patient data from 10,000 advanced breast, lung or colorectal cancer patients treated with immunotherapies, targeted therapies and chemotherapies.

Our research group is always interested in identifying and working with PhD and Honours students, and have several projects available. Projects would be suitable to students with an undergraduate degree in pharmacy, medical sciences, biostatistics or the like, with an interest in precision oncology and clinical epidemiology. Students would need to obtain a scholarship that will cover their own living expenses and tuition fees, but we are more than happy to support students in applying for available funding. Please contact me if you are interested.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours
  • Registered pharmacist in Australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy
Key responsibilities
  • NBCF postdoctoral research fellow – Flinders University – (2017 – ongoing)
  • Clinical Trial Data Analysis Project Manager – Flinders University – (2017 – ongoing)
Research expertise
Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research interests

I am a National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia Postdoctoral Fellow working in the Precision Medicines Group at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (Flinders University). The Precision Medicines Group is headed by Professor Michael Sorich and Dr Andrew Rowland.

My research focus is precision oncology. I use clinical epidemiology and pharmacometric techniques to develop clinical prediction models for advanced cancer treatments. The data with which my clinical prediction models are made are typically “big data”, sourced from clinical trials conducted by pharmaceutical companies, or data registries.

At present we have access to individual patient data from 10,000 advanced breast, lung or colorectal cancer patients treated with immunotherapies, targeted therapies and chemotherapies.

Our research group is always interested in identifying and working with PhD and Honours students, and have several projects available. Projects would be suitable to students with an undergraduate degree in pharmacy, medical sciences, biostatistics or the like, with an interest in precision oncology and clinical epidemiology. Students would need to obtain a scholarship that will cover their own living expenses and tuition fees, but we are more than happy to support students in applying for available funding. Please contact me if you are interested.

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