Wendy Cooper, PhD

Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW, Australia

Dr. Wendy Cooper is an anatomical and molecular pathologist who works at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of Western Sydney. Wendy is also a Visiting Scientist at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

After graduating from Medicine at the University of Sydney with First Class Honours in 1998, she obtained her Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Pathologists in 2004. In 2008 she obtained a PhD from the University of Sydney with a thesis titled “Molecular makers of prognosis in early stage non-small cell lung cancer” for which she received the prestigious Peter Bancroft Prize.

Dr. Cooper now specialises in pulmonary pathology and has a particular interest in lung cancer and genetic testing of cancers for personalised medicine. She is a member of Multidisciplinary working party revising Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer for Cancer Council Australia. She is also a member of Lung Expert Group for development of Lung Cancer Structured Reporting Protocol for the RCPA and Cancer Institute of NSW. Wendy is Chair of the Lung Club for the Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology. She is a member of the Australian Lung cancer Trials Group. Her major research interest is in prognostic and predictive biomarkers in lung cancer.