About the School
The Eastern Health Clinical School consists of four directorates:
Each of these areas are active in the fields of education, translational, clinical, epidemiological and laboratory based research.
The Eastern Clinical Research Unit conducts clinical trials in the therapeutic disciplines of:
- Endocrinology (including Diabetes)
- Neurology & neurosciences
- Respiratory & sleep medicine
More information about these divisions can be found on the Eastern Clinical Research Unit section of this website.
The School Executive
Professor Ian Davis, Head of School
Professor Ian Davis is Professor of Medicine and Head of Eastern Health Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Nursing and Health Science Monash University and Senior Oncologist, Eastern Health. His primary clinical interests are in urologic cancer and melanoma, and his primary research interests are in cancer immunology and the biology of urologic cancers. He is an author on over 130 publications that have appeared in international peer-reviewed journals.
Professor Davis is a member of the Urology Committee, Skin Cancer Committee, and Standing Subcommittee on Research for the Cancer Council Victoria. He is the founder of the Urologic Oncology Group of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA), a member of COSA Council and COSA Executive, and founder of the Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group Ltd (ANZUP). Professor Davis is chair of the ANZUP Board and its Scientific Advisory Committee.
Ms Yen Pham, School Manager
Ms Yen Pham graduated from the University of Melbourne with an Honours degree in Chemistry. Her early career was as a research chemist with a designer peptide company where she attended a number of national and international conferences and was co-author of a number of papers in peer reviewed journals and co holder of three patents.
During this time Yen completed a Master in Professional Accounting, working as an accountant in several companies such biotech, manufacturing and property management businesses.
Yen has been with Monash University since 2008 as the School Manager of the Eastern Health Clinical School. She is responsible for the management and operation of the School’s administrative and financial function as well as strategic involvements.
Associate Professor Jenepher Martin, Director, Medical Student Programs
Associate Professor Jenepher Martin graduated MBBS (The University of Melbourne) in 1982. She completed her surgical training (General Surgery) in 1991 and a Master of Surgery in 1997. After surgical training Jenepher spent a year in Britain developing her surgical interest in breast surgery, then two and a half years in Toronto undertaking a Surgical Education Fellowship.
Since her return from Toronto she has continued to have a major academic interest in Medical Education through formal appointments at the University of Melbourne, The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Monash University.
Her interests include assessment and measurement, faculty development and program evaluation. She graduated Doctor of Education in 2007. Jenepher is currently Director, Medical Student Programs, Monash University and Deakin University, Eastern Health Clinical School.
Professor Dan Lubman, Director, Turning Point
Professor Dan Lubman has worked across mental health and drug treatment settings in both the UK and Australia. He is Director of Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre and Professor of Addiction Studies and Services at Monash University. Professor Lubman’s research is wide-ranging and includes investigating the impact of alcohol and drug use on brain function, the relationship between substance use and mental disorder, as well as the development of targeted intervention programs within school, primary care, mental health and drug treatment settings. Professor Lubman has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, and is Chair of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ Section of Addiction Psychiatry and an advisory board member of the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre and the National Drug Research Institute. He is regularly contacted for policy advice and community comment, and sits on numerous State and Commonwealth expert reference committees.