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Biographical Sketch Honorary Professor John Wilson


John Wilson graduated in Science with BSc(Hons) from The University of Melbourne in 1975 with a major interest in physics and information technology. He then qualified in Medicine in 1980 (MBBS). His physician training was at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, with a special interest in intensive care and respiratory medicine. He studied the role of inflammation in asthma and completed his PhD before moving to the UK to join a major asthma research group in 1988. After returning to Australia in 1990, he spent 2 years at Royal Melbourne Hospital as Assistant Physician, then joined The Department of Respiratory Medicine at The Alfred Hospital Melbourne as Respiratory Physician and Head of the Cystic Fibrosis Service. In this role he has received DHS Centre of Excellence, NHMRC and  ARC funding, as well as service achievement awards. He is responsible for the treatment of patients with different lung disorders, including cystic fibrosis, asthma and pneumonia. His research interests include the use of video-conferencing in delivering care programs, the application of electronic health records to medical systems and new pharmacological treatments in CF lung disease.

He heads Monashalliance (www.monashalliance.com) which aims to implement eHealth initiatives in clinical care.

He has been elected to the Board, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians  (past President, Adult Medicine Division  and Board member), a consultant to industry in Australia and overseas, a member of The Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee and has been Director of Physician Training there. 

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Research Output

Childbearing concerns, information needs and preferences of women with cystic fibrosis: An online discussion group

Holton, S., Fisher, J. R. W., Button, B., Williams, E. & Wilson, J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare. 19, p. 31-35 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Accumulating physical activity in at least 10-minute bouts predicts better lung function after 3-years in adults with cystic fibrosis

Cox, N. S., Alison, J. A., Button, B. M., Wilson, J. W., Morton, J. M. & Holland, A. E., 1 Apr 2018, In : ERJ Open Research. 4, 2, 4 p., 00095-2017.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Antibiotic exposure and interpersonal variance mask the effect of ivacaftor on respiratory microbiota composition

Peleg, A. Y., Choo, J. M., Langan, K. M., Edgeworth, D., Keating, D., Wilson, J., Rogers, G. B. & Kotsimbos, T., 1 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 17, 1, p. 50-56 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)

Electronic health records and online medical records: An asset or a liability under current conditions?

Allen-Graham, J., Mitchell, L., Heriot, N., Armani, R., Langton, D., Levinson, M., Young, A., Smith, J. A., Kotsimbos, T. & Wilson, J. W., 1 Jan 2018, In : Australian Health Review. 42, 1, p. 59-65 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Mycobacterium abscessus complex: Natural history and treatment outcomes at a tertiary adult cystic fibrosis center

Tippett, E., Ellis, S., Wilson, J., Kotsimbos, T. & Spelman, D., 1 Apr 2018, In : International Journal of Mycobacteriology. 7, 2, p. 109-116 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)