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Professor Peter Ebeling, AO, is Head of the Department of Medicine in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. He was also inaugural Director of theAustralian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS).

Professor Peter Ebeling AO completed his MBBS at The University of Melbourne. During his doctoral studies with esteemed medical scientist Professor Jack Martin, Peter's team discovered a new hormone, PTHrP, involved in cancer and normal calcium metabolism. Peter conducted further clinical research in osteoporosis as a post-doctoral fellow at the Mayo Clinic and as a visiting research fellow at the Botnar Centre, Oxford University Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences.

Peter was Associate Editor of Journal of Bone and Mineral Research from 2008-2012. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Osteoporosis International and is Editor of Clinical Endocrinology (Oxf)and Editor-in-Chief of Bone Reports. He is Medical Director of Osteoporosis Australia; Board Member,International Osteoporosis Foundation; immediate past-President, Endocrine Society of Australia; past-President of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS); and Councillor,American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, only the third Australian to be elected. He was on the NHMRC Academy (2009-2014) and now serves on the NHMRC Research Committee (2015-2018).

Professor Ebeling has an h-index of 57; 13,500 citations; and has over 250 peer-reviewed publications, including in the New England Journal of MedicineScience, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAUS, USA) and Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. There have been 136 publications over the last 10 years, and 83 publications over the last 5 years.

In 2015, Professor Ebeling was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for his distinguished service to medicine in the field of bone health, through academic contributions and research initiatives in a range of administrative, executive and professional roles.

Research interests

Professor Ebeling's research interests include musculoskeletal health and diseases; public health aspects of vitamin D; post-transplantation osteoporosis; osteoporosis in men; and biochemical bone turnover markers.

Research area keywords

  • musculoskeletal
  • osteoporosis
  • bone
  • mineral
  • endocrine
  • endocrinology

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AmgenTRAFFIC: Fractures and bisphosphonates: reviving osteoporosis treatment uptake by identifying the genetic, material, and microstructural risk factors of atypical femur fractures

Ebeling, P., Grill, V., Sztal-Mazer, S., Seeman, E., Yates, C. J., Sinnott, R., Clifton-Bligh, R., Zillikens, M. C., Ng, A., Adams, A. & Thakker, R. V.

Amgen (Australia)


Project: Other

TrAFFiC: Fractures and bisphosphonates: reviving osteoporosis treatment uptake by identifying the genetic, material, and microstructural risk factors of atypical femur fractures

Ebeling, P., Zillikens, M. C., Thakker, R. V., Clifton-Bligh, R., Sinnott, R., Zebaze, R. M., Seeman, E., Ng, A., Chiang, C. & van den Bergh, J.

National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Project: Research

D-Health: The D-Health Trial: a large-scale population-based trial of vitamin D supplementation for improving the health of older adults.

Neale, R., English, D. R., Venn, A., Armstrong, B., Ebeling, P., Kimlin, M. G., Van Der Pols, J. C. & Wockner, L. F.

National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Project: Research

Research Output

Asian ethnicity is associated with atypical femur fractures in an Australian population study

Nguyen, H. H., Lakhani, A., Shore-Lorenti, C., Zebaze, R., Vincent, A. J., Milat, F. & Ebeling, P. R., Jun 2020, In : Bone. 135, 7 p., 115319.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Aspirin and fracture risk: a systematic review and exploratory meta-analysis of observational studies

Barker, AL., Soh, S-E., Sanders, K. M., Pasco, J., Khosla, S., Ebeling, P. R., Ward, S. A., Peeters, G., Talevski, J., Cumming, R. G., Seeman, E. & McNeil, J. J., 20 Feb 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 2, 12 p., e026876.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Associations between physical activity and bone structure in older adults: does the use of self-reported versus objective assessments of physical activity influence the relationship?

Ng, C-A., McMillan, L. B., Beck, B., Humbert, L., Ebeling, P. R. & Scott, D., Mar 2020, In : Osteoporosis International. 31, 3, p. 493-503 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Consensus statement from 2nd International Conference on Controversies in Vitamin D

Giustina, A., Adler, R. A., Binkley, N., Bollerslev, J., Bouillon, R., Dawson-Hughes, B., Ebeling, P. R., Feldman, D., Formenti, A. M., Lazaretti-Castro, M., Marcocci, C., Rizzoli, R., Sempos, C. T. & Bilezikian, J. P., 17 Mar 2020, In : Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders. 21, p. 89-116 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of a 12-Month Supervised, Community-Based, Multimodal Exercise Program Followed by a 6-Month Research-to-Practice Transition on Bone Mineral Density, Trabecular Microarchitecture, and Physical Function in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Daly, R. M., Gianoudis, J., Kersh, M. E., Bailey, C. A., Ebeling, P. R., Krug, R., Nowson, C. A., Hill, K. & Sanders, K. M., Mar 2020, In : Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 35, 3, p. 419-429 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)