Professor Gary Halliday
Professor Gary Halliday has made significant contributions towards understanding the role of sunlight in skin carcinogenesis; particularly ultraviolet radiation suppression of immunity, induction of gene mutations, and development of effective prevention.
His research has largely been done in humans but also in animal and in vitro models, with the goal of being directly clinically relevant. This is evidenced by his 171 papers, mainly in the fields of ultraviolet radiation induced immunosuppression, skin carcinogenesis and skin cancer biology.
He was awarded a Doctor of Science in 2001 to acknowledge his leadership in this field. Gary runs one of the top photocarcinogenesis laboratories in the world and currently supervises 15 staff and postgraduate research students.