1996 …2022

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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. 

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

Research area keywords

  • Lung disorders
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia


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