Associate Professor Stephanie Best has been appointed to Honorary Principal Fellow in the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology at the University of Melbourne.

Associate Professor Best is the Senior Research Lead for Implementation Science at Peter Mac in the Department of Health Services Research, a joint appointment with Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC). 

Associate Professor Best has over 25 years of international clinical, leadership and management experience of health care service delivery and is a senior research fellow at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), Macquarie University, Sydney. 

Her most recent work has focused on the introduction and integration of clinical genomics and other evidence-based programmes and interventions into clinical practice.

Associate Professor Best led the implementation science research stream when she was embedded within the Australian Genomics Health Alliance, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Her implementation projects have included a variety of interventions such as, mixed methods, discrete choice experiments, systematic reviews, and a range of innovative qualitative methodologies.  These projects have taken place in a range of settings across, acute paediatric care, anorectal malformations and expanded reproductive carrier screening, to name a few.