This year saw three new staff members join the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer throughout the year.
In March 2022, Sophie started as the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer’s Communications and Engagement Manager. A former journalist in print, radio, online and television, Sophie has also worked in communications in the government sector and community services.
“The work that our team does both in Australia and across the world is so fascinating and inspiring. It’s a challenge but also a privilege to communicate the impact and work of not only our team, but our alumni and colleagues, and to keep our networks connected and working together to improve the lives of so many people.”
Whitny Kapa (parental leave cover)
Whitny joined the McCabe Centre in the role of Legal Policy Advisor in September, focusing on our work in Prevention. Whitny has a background in public international law and completed a Master of Laws in Public International Law at Leiden University, before she interned and worked at the International Criminal Court in The Netherlands.
“The McCabe Centre occupies a unique position in that its work encompasses the intersection between global health law, domestic law and domestic policies as well as having wide international and domestic reach. In addition, the team has accumulated such wonderful and diverse legal, policy and international expertise,” Whitny said.
The McCabe Centre’s new Legal Research Officer, Sarah McHutchison, joined us in July 2022 within the Treatment and Supportive Care team. Previously Sarah worked in legal research and policy roles, mostly in health. She has also worked in community legal centres, as a Judge’s Associate and in disability advocacy.
“I believe that the law is an important yet underrated tool in improving the health and lives of societies. I am particularly impressed by the enthusiasm of the team and the broader alumni I have met so far. I’m also amazed that all of my work so far has been exploring issues of interest to me throughout my career including rights of carers and women,” Sarah said.