Adel Aref

Dr Adel Aref

Senior HTA Analyst

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr. Aref is a Medical Oncologist (Master's degree in Clinical Oncology, Egypt, 2008, Specialty Certification of Medical Oncology, UK, 2013) with 10 years of clinical practice experience working across the University hospital sector in Egypt from 2005 till 2009, then in prestigious medical oncology centers across the gulf countries (Dubai & Bahrain) from 2009 till 2016. He has got training in clinical trials through number of workshops including the Cancer Clinical Trials Workshop (FLIMS – Switzerland 2015). He founded the MedicalSurvey-17 research group since 2012 and have succeeded in establishing number of projects and collaborations with other research bodies.

In 2016, Dr Aref moved to Australia to start PhD by research in medicine at the university of Adelaide which was accomplished in December 2019. His PhD project involved research in prostate cancer and the effect of metabolic factors on prostate cancer incidence and aggressiveness. He has been awarded a number of scholarships & grants including the competitive IPRS scholarship from University of Adelaide 2016, and the Royal Adelaide Hospital Clinical Research project grant for 2018. Dr Aref has gained good experience in working in multicultural environment (Dubai, Bahrain, Australia and Egypt), medical affairs and regularities, writing EOIs, Grants application, Ethics application, teaching, collaboration and data exchange plans, data preparation, exploration and analysis, in addition to presentation skills, and writing manuscripts and publications.

Currently, he is working as a senior analyst at AHTA - University of Adelaide. This role includes producing high-quality commentaries on pharmaceutical submissions lodged by the pharmaceutical industry, liaise with epidemiologist, health economists, pharmacologists, clinicians, develop and submit manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals, present research findings to relevant scientific conferences among other job activities and responsibilities.

Dr Aref PhD was about the effect of obesity and abnormal metabolic profile on prostate cancer incidence and aggressiveness. He has been 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.  He was a member of the Lipid and Prostate cancer research group, based at SAHRMI , Adelaide, SA, working 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
  • Position: Senior HTA Analyst
  • Phone: 83134615
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9086.27
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment

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