Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Richard Gallagher

Richard Gallagher

Professional Background:

As Clinical Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia and Head of the Cancer Control Research Program at BC Cancer, Richard Gallagher has devoted himself to cancer research for over thirty-five years. Currently Emeritus Scientist at the BC Cancer Research Centre, he has delivered many invited scientific presentations nationally and internationally, and has chaired the Sixth World Congresses on Melanoma, as well as many major epidemiological symposia. He has participated in the work of numerous scholarly committees in the U.S. Canada and Europe, chairing many of them. Richard has published over 250 scientific papers, books and book chapters. 


B.S in Biological Science from the University of British Columbia

M.A in Medical Sociology from Western Washington University

Point Of Interest:

As head of Epidemiology and later, head of the Cancer Control Research Program at the B.C. Cancer Agency from 1987 to 2011, he promoted, facilitated, and mentored
the work of young researchers, exercising a quiet and confident leadership. As a distinguished research scientist, and administrator, he facilitated the dialogue between scientists and agencies that is essential to the progress of our understanding of the causes of cancer and its treatment. In 2007 he was awarded the Terry Fox Medal, and in 2011 was honored with the O. Harold Warwick Award for cancer research by the Canadian Cancer Society.

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