Jan Mumford Australian Gastrointestinal Trial Group Australia
I became involved in health advocacy after being diagnosed with a neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer, now 20 years ago. This has lead me to learn more about cancer, health, genetics, research and supporting others. This motivated me to study at University as a mature aged student, and as I wanted a deeper understanding of health in Australia. I call the Blue Mountains home, moving there from Darwin, and having lived in almost every mainland state. My early career was with Telstra, followed by a family business specialising in WHS. In my community work, I have volunteered at my children schools, sporting clubs and local community organisations. My working role with Genetic Alliance Australia is providing services to those concerned with genetic health, advocacy education and support for people and families with rare genetic conditions.
My volunteer work with cancer support cancer has extended into providing a consumer voice in research with AGITG, researchers NSW Cancer Council and NSW Cancer Voices. I joined AGITG in 2009 and I have the role as Chair for the Consumer Advisory Panel, Upper GI Committee and TMC for Masterplan and SGGXXII.