Boyd Strauss


1982 …2022

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Boyd J.G. Strauss MBBS (Monash) PhD (Deakin) FRACP FRCPath FRCPE

Boyd Strauss graduated in medicine from Monash University in 1973. He was the first internal medicine physician in Australia to be trained in clinical nutrition, with components of both gastroenterology and endocrinology, and obtained the FRACP diploma in 1985. He was Research Fellow in the Dept of Clinical Nutrition, University of Gothenburg, Sahlgren's Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden during 1984-5, and subsequently obtained a PhD from the School of Sciences, Deakin University, Victoria in 1988. He was Lecturer in Human Nutrition at Deakin University during 1986-1989, Lecturer in Medicine, Monash University 1989-1991, and Senior Lecturer in Community Medicine, Monash University 1993.

He was appointed Associate Professor of Medicine, Monash University in 2001. He became Physician-in-Charge of the Body Composition Laboratory, Monash Medical Centre in 1989, and was appointed Director of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism at Monash Medical Centre in 1998. In 2002, he was also appointed physician in general internal medicine at Monash Medical Centre. Between December 2005 and May 2009, he was appointed acting chairman of the Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics, within the Dept. of Medicine, Monash University, with responsibility for managing the undergraduate course for dietetic students and developing the postgraduate research program. 

Since Dec 2011, his principal Monash appointment has been adjunct Professor of Medicine at the School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University. He has published more than 140 peer-reviewed scientific papers, predominantly involving the interface between body composition measurement and clinical medicine. He is currently based at the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester, UK.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Reader in Medicine, University of Manchester

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