Emeritus Professor Lindon Wing

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1973 …2021

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Lindon Wing was Dean of the School of Medicine at Flinders University from 1998 to 2007.  Prior to becoming Dean, Lindon had been associated with the School of Medicine since 1976 being initially appointed as a Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology.  He graduated with First Class Honours in Medicine from the University of Sydney in 1967 and undertook postgraduate training in Sydney, Oxford and London before coming to Flinders.  Lindon’s academic and clinical positions at Flinders were in Clinical Pharmacology and Medicine.  He received an academic promotion to Professor in 1992 and Emeritus Professor in 2007.  He continues to be associated with the discipline of Clinical Pharmacology.

Lindon’s wide-ranging career has simultaneously embraced clinical medicine, medical education, research and administration at local and national levels.  His research interests were initially mainly related to blood pressure control, the clinical pharmacology of antihypertensive drugs, the problem of orthostatic hypotension and the interaction of other therapeutic drugs with blood pressure and antihypertensive drugs.  Since its inception in the early 1990’s Lindon has chaired the management committee of the Second Australian National Blood Pressure study (a 6000 patient comparative clinical outcome trial conducted in Australian general practices).  The main study publication in 2003 has been followed up to the present by a series of epidemiological studies and meta-analyses derived from the main study in collaboration with colleagues around Australia and also through the international Blood Pressure Lowering Treatment Trialists’ Collaboration and the Ambulatory Blood Pressure International collaboration.


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