Fellow, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science
I graduated from the Sydney University in 1974, completed specialty training in endocrinology in 1984, undertook a Doctor of Medicine degree at the Garvan Institute in 1984 followed by post-doctoral studies at the University of Virginia 1984-1986. I returned to the Garvan Institute in 1987 as Director of the Hormone Assay Service, was appointed as staff specialist in the Department of Endocrinology, St. Vincents Hospital in 1990, as Department Head in 1996. I established the Pituitary Research Unit within the Metabolic Program at the Garvan Institute. In 2010, I took a the position in Brisbane as Research Director, Princess Alexandra Hospital and Pre eminent Medical Officer, Queensland Health. On retirement in 2018. I returned to Sydney, where I hold appointments as Honorary Professor at the UNSW, Emeritus Fellow at the Garvan Institute and Honorary Medical Officer at St. Vincent's Hospital.
I served as President of the Endocrine Society of Australia (2000), the international Growth Hormone Research Society (2006) and the Pituitary Society (2014). I served on the Nominations Committee of the British Endocrine Society, Governance Task Force and Nominations Committee of the US Endocrine Society. I am Program Chair of the 2022 International Endocrine Congress. I was admitted as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and medical Science in 2016
I have received over 10 million dollars inofcompetitive funding including support from the NHMRC, ARC and the World Anti-Doping Agency.
2000 Visiting Trust Professor, British Endocrine Society
2008 Asia Oceania Medal, British Endocrine Society
2011 Senior Plenary Award, Endocrine Society of Australia
My research focuses on pituitary and metabolic medicine specifically the neuroendocrine control of metabolism to gain insights in the causation and management of obesity and sarcopaenia. As a clinical scientist, my work integrates laboratory and clinical studies aimed at improving human health.
I have published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, cited over 10,000 times, and have an H index of 57. I have written editorial commentaries for the Lancet.