08 March 2016

Chris Parish, Canberra Citizen of the Year 2014

Professor Chris Parish is one of Australia’s most highly regarded medical researchers and Head of the Cancer and Vascular Biology Group in the Department of Immunology within the ANU’s John Curtin School of Medical Research.
He has been undertaking ground-breaking cancer research for over 40 years and has been a mentor to countless research students who have chosen to study cancer treatment.
Professor Parish is recognised for his contribution to the research community and the ACT health system.
His work has helped build Canberra’s reputation as a centre for medical research excellence, which in a direct way will ultimately help to improve the quality of life of cancer sufferers both locally and across the globe.
Further biographical detail about Chris Parish is available on our website, as is a history of the Canberra Citizen of the Year Award and a full list of awardees.
The 40th consecutive Canberra Citizen of the Year will be announced by the Chief Minister during Canberra Day Celebrations in March 2016.
Image source: ACT Government