Dr Mike Fay

Dr Mike Fay is a cancer researcher and clinical oncologist, with Genesis Care Newcastle. Prior to 2014 he was a Radiation Oncologist and Director of Cancer Research for Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Until 2007 he was a staff specialist in Radiation Oncology at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne. Over his career he has worked or trained in the US, Germany, the UK and New Zealand, with key roles as a clinician, researcher and hospital research leader.


He is currently Chair of both the Genesis Care NSW Radiation Oncology Research committee and the National Theranostics Research Committee and sits on the the Research Leaders Forum. He introduced Genesis Care to the CSIRO theranostics development team culminating in a recently funded $5.1 million new drug development program. He also leads radiobiology and brain cancer research at the Hunter Medical Research Institute in a part time academic role with leading publications in international journals. He has academic appointments at the Universities of Queensland (UQ) and Newcastle to leverage research and strategic opportunities in the cancer space. He has been awarded over $5 million in research funding; including from bodies such as the NHMRC and the ACRF. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Mark Hughes Foundation – a charity supporting brain cancer research.


He has dual fellowships in Medical Oncology (FRACP) and Radiation Oncology (FRANZCR) and his PhD in theranostics and neuro-Imaging is under examination at the University of Queensland. He has a strong interest in the Australian biotech sector and is a keen advocate for the introduction of disruptive technologies in Oncology.

Director and Founder of the Centre for Independent Studies

Professor of Public Policy and Director, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University


Sociologist, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney.
Author of The New Authoritarianism

Director, Free Market Foundation, (Hungary)

Health Director, Health and BioSecurity, CSIRO

Director and Founder, Academy of Ideas, London, (UK)

Founder and CEO, Cognoscenti Group

Executive Director, The New Zealand Initiative (NZ)

Australian writer and columnist for the News Limited Press

Research Director, CIS

Programme Co-ordinator of the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Western Australia

Chinese Canadian human rights advocate

Senior Research Fellow, Culture, Prosperity & Civil Society Program, CIS

CEO and Founding Director, China Matters

Former Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives and Cabinet Minister

Pro Vice-Chancellor Arts and Academic Culture, and Professor of History, Australian Catholic University

Cancer researcher and clinical oncologist, with Genesis Care Newcastle

Founder and President, Middle East Forum, publisher Middle East Quarterly Journal, (US)

Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne

Senior Research Fellow and Director, Culture, Prosperity & Civil Society Program, CIS

Internationally acclaimed novelist and journalist, (US)

Head of Economic Research, Reserve Bank of Australia

Executive Director, CIS

Professor of Economics at Stanford University; Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and Chair of the Working Group on Economic Policy, (US)

UQ-CSIRO Chair in Personalised Nanodiagnostics, Professorial Research Fellow, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland

Diplomat, American Board of Pathology

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure

Liberal Party Member for Berowra

Australia’s Ambassador to China from 2007 to 2011, Chairman & CEO of Geoff Raby and Associates Ltd based in Beijing

Director of China and Free Societies program, CIS

Senior Research Scholar, Marron Institute of Urban Management, New York University, (US)