Adel Aref

Adel Aref

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I was graduated from Ain Shams Medical School, Cairo, Egypt, with grade excellent with honour in 2003. I had one year as intern at Ain Shams University hospitals. In 2005, I started my residency training at the Clinical Oncology Department, Ain Shams University hospitals. I got my master degree in Clinical Oncology in 2008. I worked as Medical Oncology specialist for one year in Cairo, then I travelled to Dubai, UAE, where I worked as medical oncology specialist for 5 years at Dubai Hospital. In 2010 I got my Medical Oncology certification from the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO). In 2013, I got my Medical Oncology Speciality certification from the Royal College of Physician, UK. In 2015, I moved to Kingdom of Bahrain where I worked as Senior medical oncology specialist at Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama. In 2016 I was awarded PhD scholarship from the University of Adelaide. I started my PhD in June 2016.

My PhD  is about the effect of obesity and abnormal metabolic profile on prostate cancer incidence and aggressiveness. I am working on two large data sets from Australia and the United States to explore the link and causal effect of obesity and abnormal lipid profile  on prostate cancer.  I am part of the Lipid and Prostate cancer research group, based at SAHRMI , Adelaide, SA. My work is under the supervision of Prof. Lisa Butler, the team leader of the group. 


  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Arabic Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    French Can read
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1997 - 2003 Ain Shams University Egypt MBBS Medicine
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2016 - 2019 PhD The University of Adelaide Australia
    2005 - 2008 Master Degree in Clinical Oncology Ain Shams Univeristy Egypt
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2013 Speciality Certification of Medical Oncology Royal College of Physican United Kingdom
    2010 Medical Oncology Certification European Society of Medical Oncology Italy
  • Research Interests

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - ongoing Member ANZUP Australia
    2012 - ongoing Co-Founder MedicalSurveys-17 Egypt
    2009 - ongoing Member ESMO Swaziland
    2009 - ongoing Board Member BGICC Egypt

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