Sophy Athan has significant experience as a consumer advocate and representative in cancer research projects through her role as Chair of the VCCC Alliance Cancer Consumer Advisory Committee, as well as through her involvement in several other oncology-specific committees and advisory panels. Sophy currently serves on a number of boards and Government Health Committee. She is on more than twenty committees and advisory panels within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Victorian Cancer COVID-19 Taskforce, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, University of Melbourne, Health Issues Centre, Victorian Clinical Council, Victorian Agency for Health Information, Outer East Primary Care Partnership, Endeavour College Academic Council and Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network. Sophy previously served on many other committees, including steering committees for the Department of Health and Human Services. She continues to be involved around issues of quality and safety, mental health, disability, aged care, and diversity, advocating for better health outcomes for everyone. Sophy has been a regular presenter at national and international conferences. She has graduate and postgraduate degrees in Arts and Social Sciences, several graduate diplomas, and leadership qualifications.
Sophy is involved with the VCCC Alliance Strategic Program Plan as an Ex-officio member on the Steering Groups for Link clinical, biological, genomic and patient outcomes data to enable discoveries and Develop leadership skills and empowerment of researchers, clinicians and consumers.