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Research Biography

  • Past-Dean, People and Resources, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University
  • Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health. Paediatric Immunologist with expertise in immune deficiency, and research interests in airway immunology, RSV, pertussis and medical education
  • Presiding Chair of the South Australian Department of Health Medical Education and Training Council
  • Convener of a global pediatric academic group committed to improving support for child health workers in leadership, clinical competence, education and research training expertise globally. This group is called IPALA (ipala.org)
  • Expertise in academic leadership and medical education--was the inaugural Dean and Director of Education for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians 2006-2010

Research Interests

Immunology of airway inflammation in infants, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), bronchioitis, immunology of infection, pertussis disease
Medical education, clinical supervision, global child health policy development

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • BRONCHIOLITIS IN INFANTS AND IMMUNOLOGICAL MECHANISMS (1)
  • GUT MICROBIOME AND LPS AND ITS ROLE IN THE HYGIENE HYPOTHESIS AND IMMUNE MARKERS OF INFLAMMATION IN THE LUNG AND GUT (1)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Airway smooth muscle cell expression of proteins (1)
  • BRINCHIOLITIS AND AIRWAY NEUTROPHILS (1)
  • Diarrhea in top-end aboriginal children (1)
  • LIPIDS AND BRONCHIOLITIS AND AIRWAY INFLAMMATION IN INFANTS (1)
  • RSV AND LUNG INFALMMATION AND LIPIDS IN INFANT LUNGS (1)
  • T-CELL MARKERS (1)

External positions

Chair, Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils

1 Jun 2023 → …

Chair Research Committee, Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation of South Australia, The

1 Feb 2010 → …

Chair, Global Pertussis Initiative

1 Feb 2010 → …

Chair, South Australia Medical Education and Training Council

1 Feb 2002 → …

Research Areas

  • Medical biosciences

Supervisory Interests

  • Airway immunology
  • Child and adolescent health
  • Medical education
  • Clinical teaching, student supervision

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