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Honorary Professor John Wilson AM


Since 2006, John Wilson has been an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.

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 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. 

He was 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 was Director of Physician Training there. 

Research interests

Professor Wilson's 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.

Monash teaching commitment

1993 - 1998 - Teaching, Specialty Respiratory Tutorials

1993 - 2009 - Lecturer, Respiratory Course, 4th year Medicine

1994 - 2009 - Lecturer, Clinical Pharmacology, 4th year Medicine

1994 - 2009 - Clinical Examiner, 5th year Medicine

1995 - 2004 - Clinical Examiner, 6th year Medicine

1995 - 1997 - Lecturer, Human Ethics, 6th year Medicine

1995 - 1999 - Lecturer, Combined Practice Seminars, 6th year Medicine

2007 - 2014 - Lecturer and Practical session leader, Airway pathology

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

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Melbourne

… → 1989

Research area keywords

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

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