Lillian Leigh joined the Executive Committee in 2015. Since living with a rare lung cancer diagnosis in 2014, Lillian has applied her consumer advocacy skills in the health sector.
Her current interests in her Cancer Voices involvement include equity in health care, access to cancer treatments, and consumer involvement in translational and clinical research.
Appointed by the Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, Lillian is a current member of the Advisory Council of Cancer Australia and the National Health Medical and Research Council Australian Health Ethics Committee. She is a board member at the Thoracic Oncology Group of Australasia (TOGA) and a co-chair of the TOGA Consumer Panel. Lillian is also a member of Rare Cancers Australia’s Patient Advisory Board and Woolcock Institute’s Lung Cancer Research Network Advisory Board. She is a previous member of Cancer Australia’s Research and Data Advisory Group.
As an experienced lawyer, Lillian’s professional background is in poverty law, social justice, and financial services. She has extensive experience in dispute resolution, community education, policy development, and law reform. Lillian was a recipient of the Patient Advocacy Award at the 17th International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer World Conference for Lung Cancer in Vienna in 2016.