Adjunct Professor, School of Psychology, Curtin University; Education and Research Director, Cancer Council WA; Chair, Occupational and Environmental Cancer Committee, Public Health Association Australia

Terry Slevin is one of the Cancer Council’s foremost experts on public health research and health promotion.

He is a regular media commentator on cancer issues from the causes and early detection of cancer, to broader chronic disease prevention issues including tobacco control, nutrition, physical activity, weight control, alcohol, sun protection and cancer myths.

Director, Education and Research at The Cancer Council WA where he has worked since 1994, Mr Slevin holds a Masters in Public Health and an Honours degree in Psychology. He is Adjunct Professor in the School of Psychology at Curtin University and was previously Vice President of the Public Health Association. He is Co Chair of the Scientific Committee for the UICC's World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur in October 2018.

Founding chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee and served as Chair of the National Skin Cancer Committee. Mr Slevin Chairs Cancer Council Australia's Occupational and Environmental Cancer Committee. He Edited a book on skin cancer for CSIRO Publishing in 2014 titled "Sun Skin and Health" and has jointly published more than 60 papers in the peer reviewed literature on public health, health promotion and cancer control.

He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and serves on the Board of the Health Promotion Foundation of WA (Healthway)


  • 1994–2013
    Director, Education and Research, Cancer Council WA