Professor John Simes

NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre

Medicine, Sydney Medical School
NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre

T: +61 2 9562 5000
F: +61 2 9565 1863

Research interests

Professor John Simes is Director of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Clinical Trials Centre based at the University of Sydney. He is a Senior Principal Research Fellow of the NHMRC. He is also a practising medical oncologist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and lectures in Clinical Epidemiology, in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of Sydney. His teaching interests are in controlled trials, trials methodology and clinical decision making. His research interests include clinical trials design and methodology, quality of life assessment, cancer and cardiovascular trials and methods for combining evidence from several trials aimed at improving clinical practice.

Current national competitive grants*


Biomarker for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Europe (BiomarCaRE)
Blankenberg S, Kuulasmaa K, Salomaa V, Breek H, Pasterkamp G, Hofer I, Illig T, Peters A, Koenig W, Weinberger K, Ziegler A, Siebert U, Schnell-Inderst P, Wollert K, Dent A, Bogaard P, Werner E, Wild P, Munzel T, Njolstad I, Mathiesen E, Zeller T, Schnabel R, Biasucci L, Iacoviello L, Crea F, Volzke H, Felix S, Bobak M, Kee F, Dallongeville J, Sans S, Wiklund P, Metspalu A, Jorgensen T, Ferrario M, Tunstall-Pedoe H, Muller C, Rothenbacher D, Konig W, Ridker P, Simes R, Tonkin A, Anand S
European Commission Seventh Framework Network of Excellence Programme ($27,088 over 4 years)

Senior Principal Research Fellowship
Simes R
NHMRC Career Awards: Research Fellowships ($794,860 over 5 years)

Phase III trial of Concurrent & Adjuvant Temozolomide chemotherapy in non-1p/19q deleted anaplastic glioma
Nowak A, Rosenthal M, Simes R, Ryan G, Drummond K
Cancer Australia Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme ($435,792 over 3 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney