Health and Prostate Cancer: Risks and symptoms, detection and diagnosis, ongoing care and wellbeing



Join us this Men’s Health Week for a discussion centering on health and prostate cancer – risks and symptoms, detection and diagnosis, ongoing care and wellbeing. Host Katie Clift is joined by a panel of experts – Professor Rob Newton from Edith Cowan University, Warren Foster – Founder of WazaConda, and Andrew Bills – Prostate Cancer Survivor. The panelists discuss the importance of men’s health – from the latest research on exercise through to managing mental health, fostering social support, dealing with a prostate cancer diagnosis, awareness, support and prevention.

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Katie Clift
Director of International Public Relations Agency may:be/ Global Moderator, Speaker & Breast Cancer Survivor

Katie Clift is Director of may:be, an international counter-cultural public relations agency. An MBA scholar of Warwick Business School, Katie has worked internationally on both sides of communications – in the media (radio, television & digital journalism) and as a PR, spokesperson, and corporate affairs executive, for 20 years. She has a decade of experience as a moderator, presenting sessions, interviews and press conferences globally, from the World Economic Forum in Davos to the Union for International Cancer Control’s World Cancer Congress and various in-person and online events. Katie was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer in her 30s, and after 18 months of active treatment, has returned to work more determined than ever to share her story, advocate for people affected by all types of cancer, and upscale PR for organizations globally: those with the most important stories to tell.



Dr Robert Newton
Professor of Exercise Medicine, Edith Cowan University

Dr Robert Newton is Professor of Exercise Medicine in the Exercise Medicine Research Institute that he established (2004) at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. Current major research directions include exercise medicine as neoadjuvant, adjuvant and rehabilitative cancer therapy to reduce side-effects and enhance effectiveness of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy; the influence of targeted exercise medicine on tumour biology and exercise medicine for reducing decline in quality of life, strength, body composition and functional ability in cancer patients. 

In 2018 Professor Newton received the career achievement award from the Cancer Council WA and in 2019, he was named the Western Australian Premier’s Scientist of the Year. In 2021, The University of Queensland awarded Professor Newton a Higher Doctorate (DSc) for his research into exercise oncology. 

Professor Newton has published over 1,000 scientific papers including 550 refereed scientific journal articles and has a current Scopus h-Index of 96 with his work being cited over 32,000 times. As of 2024 Professor Newton had been awarded 258 competitive research grants valued at over $50 million.


Andrew Bills, CEO of SA Power Networks & Prostate Cancer Survivor

Andrew Bills has over 25 years’ experience in the energy industry across the public and private sectors, covering Executive roles in power generation, retail supply, distribution, LPG and energy trading. He is currently the CEO of SA Power Networks, the sole electricity distributor for the state of South Australia.  

Andrew is a Prostate Cancer Survivor and is testimony that early detection is a saving grace. Following his experience he has been committed to building awareness and improving mental health by talking about his experience to empower, resource and encourage others to have regular checks. 


Warren Foster, Founder of WazaConda & Men’s Health Advocate

Warren (Waz) Foster is a 49 year old Founder of a movement movement called WazaConda. Waz called it quits on his 22 year career in engineering (manufacturing and mining) in 2015.

For the last 17 years he has been a self-proclaimed ‘untalented but hard working triathlete’.

He loves listening to podcasts, spending quality time with his two Kelpies and drinking coffee. He tries to simultaneously do all three every day.