The Professor

Challenge South Australia

My Activity Tracking


I am back in the saddle for another Smiddy Challenge ride

In March next year, I am saddling up again and taking on the Smiling for Smiddy South Australia Challenge with 70 other committed Smiddy riders to raise critically needed funds to support our cancer research. Cycling 670 km and more than 7000 m in climbing over five days (I am old, so this is really going to hurt!) is definitely the hard way to raise research funding!  

With the support you have already provided us, my laboratory is developing a new drug treatment that we are hoping to have in clinical trial in 2024 for ovarian cancer.  This will be a first in human trial for our novel combination therapy for a cancer that has few effective treatments.  It will be run from Mater hospital in Brisbane. If it is successful, we will take it into trial for melanoma soon after. This has the potential to make a real difference in patients who are currently without a viable treatment option.  You will also be supporting the research of my colleagues at Mater Research in developing new diagnostics and treatments for ovarian, breast and pancreatic cancers.  We have a great opportunity a big impact on the suffering a lot of families in Queensland, Australia and across the world. 

As part of my challenge I’m aiming to raise $5000 to support our world leading research at Mater Research—Mater’s world-class research institute. 

And this is where I need your help.

Together, we can help to give more families more time together; to make more memories. 

Will you support our research by making a donation to my fundraising page today?

My Achievements

Thank you to my Sponsors


Brian Gabrielli



go hard old man


Craig Day

From your Abergowrie Class mate.


Angelika Ferguson