Professor Tracey O’Brien


Clinical Research Leader, Director


Professor Tracey O’Brien is Director of the Kids Cancer Centre and Head of the Transplant and Cellular Therapies Program at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. She leads a team of over 200 clinical and research staff dedicated to improving outcomes for children and adolescents with cancer. A productive clinician researcher, Tracey has authored more than 100 publications in the fields of child cancer, transplant and cellular therapies and in health system research. In addition to her specialist medical qualifications, Tracey holds an MBA and Master of Law (Health), and is Conjoint Professor in Oncology within School of Women’s and Children’s Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney. 

Tracey holds a number of national and international executive and advisory board positions. In 2019, Tracey was the first paediatric oncologist to be appointed by the federal government onto the advisory board of Cancer Australia and in 2020 was named by Minister Hunt as the Interim Chair of the Advisory Board, Cancer Australia. Tracey is a Vice Chair on the advisory board for the Centre for International Bone Marrow Transplant Research, and board director for Australian & New Zealand Transplant and Cellular Therapies. In 2019, Tracey was named one of the top 10 AFR Women of Influence, winning the innovation category. 

At Children's Cancer Institute, Tracey is a Clinical Research Leader and a Director on the Institute’s Board. She is a member of both the Comprehensive Children’s Cancer Centre Subcommittee and the Marketing & Fundraising Subcommittee. 

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