Liz Kenny AO
Professor Lizbeth Kenny qualified in medicine from the University of Queensland, becoming a specialist in Radiation Oncology in 1987.
Liz is a senior staff specialist in Radiation Oncology at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She is currently the chair of the Queensland Clinical Networks Executive and represents the 23 state-wide clinical networks in Queensland Health.
Liz’s main areas of clinical and scientific interest are Head and Neck Cancer and Breast Cancer, and she is a principal investigator of several clinical trials. Within Queensland, her focus is concentrated on improving cancer care in every facet underpinned by longitudinal data and research. Liz is the clinical lead for proton development for the Metro North Hospital and Health Service. Liz has attracted over $85million in infrastructure and research funding.
Liz is a past Dean of the Faculty of Radiation Oncology and has held the Presidencies of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, and of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. She has advised governments, universities, and professional organisations, on cancer care infrastructure.
Within the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Liz sits of the Faculty of Radiation Oncology Council and chaired the Artificial Intelligence Working Group until early 2021. Liz co-chairs the Theranostics Working Group.
Liz actively supports efforts to create a Faculty of Interventional Radiology and is encouraging the convergence of Radiation Oncology and Interventional Oncology. She has highlighted the importance of Interventional Oncology within several national organisations.
Liz has worked closely with the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe, supporting the development of a curriculum for Interventional Oncology. Liz helped to develop CIRSE’s Standards for Interventional Oncology practice. Liz has contributed significantly to the development of the International Accreditation System for Interventional Oncology Services and sits on their governing board.
Liz’s work has been recognised with honours by all the major radiological organisations in the world, including Distinguished Fellowship of CIRSE, Honorary Membership of the European Society of Radiology, Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Radiology, Honorary Membership of the RSNA, Honorary Membership of the British Institute of Radiology, Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists and the Gold Medal of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.
In 2017, Liz was made an Officer of the Order of Australia.