Associate Professor Susan Pendlebury
At St Margaret’s 1974-1978
Associate Professor Susan Pendlebury (‘78) is the Director of Radiation Oncology on the St. Vincent’s Hospital Campus in Sydney. She has an international reputation in her field of Breast Cancer management. Nationally, she has worked with Cancer Australia and the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre in establishing optimal patterns of care for women with Breast Cancer.
After graduating from University of Queensland in 1984, she joined the staff of the Royal Brisbane Hospital where she specialised in Radiation Oncology. She then completed her training in Sydney before working in the United Kingdom for two years as the Senior Overseas Fellow.
On returning to Australia she established a Breast Cancer Specialty Practice at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. In 2008 she moved her practice to St. Vincent’s to cover both the Public and Private spheres. She has authored many peer reviewed papers and has been a frequent invited speaker at conferences.
In 1993 she married law graduate Philip Barlin and they have 2 children, George and Catherine. At school she was a keen sportswoman. She was Captain of Tennis in 1978 and represented Queensland in swimming. She continues to play regular tennis and swims almost daily. She recalls her time at school very fondly, particularly the love of reading and literature engendered by wonderful English teachers. Her favourite holidays are hiking with the family.