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Doctor Jennifer Stone - Senior Research Fellow

Dr Jennifer Stone is an epidemiologist and internationally recognised expert in breast density research. She is currently a National Breast Cancer Foundation funded Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease at The University of Western Australia.

Jennifer’s research aims to support accumulating evidence for the clinical use of mammographic density to improve breast cancer screening. She started her career as a statistician with Dr Norman Boyd at the Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto, Canada and went on to complete her PhD which examined the genetic and environmental determinants of mammographic density at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Prof John Hopper. Post-PhD she completed a 1-year post doc at the Cancer Research UK Centre for Epidemiology, Mathematics & Statistics under the direction of Prof Jack Cuzick, investigating mammographic density in women in the International Breast Cancer Intervention Study I (IBIS-1), a trial of tamoxifen for breast cancer prevention.

Since then, Jennifer has established her own research team at UWA where she is leading several nationally funded grants investigating novel measures of breast density in young women, knowledge and awareness of mammographic density in the general population, the impact of breast density notification in Western Australia and mammographic density in Western Australian Aboriginal women.  She is also involved with several national and international projects investigating the genetic determinants of mammographic density as a strong and highly heritable intermediate phenotype for breast cancer risk.


Research profile


  • Mammographic density
  • Epidemiology

Email: jennifer.stone@uwa.edu.au

Phone: +61(8) 9224 0280