Professor John Edmonds MB BS, MA (Lit), M Med Hum, FRACP
Professor Edmonds studied Medicine at Sydney University, graduating in 1965. He undertook rheumatology training in England, initially at the MRC Rheumatism Unit in Taplow and subsequently at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital.
Professor Edmonds has over 160 publications and during the course of his professional life has, at different times, undertaken research into the pathogenesis of ankylosing spondylitis, evidence-based physiotherapy techniques, MRI as an evaluation tool in RA and the value of therapeutic targets in RA control. Interests outside medicine include music, literature and sailing. In 2000, he gained an MA in Literature and in 2007 completed a Masters degree in Medical Humanities.
Professor Kate H Moore MBBS, MD, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, CU
Professor Moore graduated from the University of Sydney in 1979, then completed her MRCOG 1986 (Glasgow), FRACOG 1991, MD 1994, University of Liverpool, Merseyside, UK, Certified Urogynaecologist, (CU, RANZCOG) 1994. She is currently the Head of the Department of Urogynaecology at St George Hospital, Sydney.
Professor Moore has authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications/book chapters, is an associate editor of the Journal of Neuro-urology & Urodynamics, and International Journal of Urogynaecology. Her textbook entitled “Urogynecology: Evidence Based Clinical Practice” is used widely by registrars in training, and she has co-edited the recently published second edition of “Pelvic Floor Re-education”. She is also the Chair of a Committee of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Consultation on Incontinence, re health economics.
For more information visit www.pelvicfloorunit.com.au
Associate Professor George Skowronski MBBS(Hons), FRACP, FRCP, FCICM
Associate Professor Skowronski graduated from Monash University in 1974. His postgraduate training was in internal medicine and intensive care. He was one of the first Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) in intensive care medicine, completing his Fellowship in 1981. George’s training included time spent in London, Melbourne and Adelaide, and his 30-year specialist career includes various periods in Adelaide and Sydney.
Associate Professor Skowronski is an ex-President of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS), an ex-chairman of the Intensive Care Specialist Advisory Committee of the RACP, and an ex-examiner for the former Faculty of Intensive Care. He was also instrumental in establishing the Clinical Trials Group of the Australian & New Zealand Intensive Care Society, which has produced a number of large-scale trials of international significance.
Associate Professor Skowronski has also served as a State Councillor for the Australian salaried Medical Officers Association, a State Councilor for the AMA and an Adviser for the Heath Care Complaints Commission. He is primarily a clinician rather than an academic, but has over 40 publications in diverse areas of intensive care medicine, including neurological disorders in intensive care and aspects of cardiovascular shock.
Dr Gregory Davis MB ChB MD FRCOG FRANZCOG
Dr Gregory Davis was born in New Zealand, and graduated from the University of Auckland Medical School in 1980. After graduation Dr Davis completed his residency in Auckland before commencing specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology. After two years of training he moved to England to complete his specialist examinations. While living in London for five years, Dr Davis continued his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Guy’s Hospital and completed an MD thesis on uterine cancer.
Dr Davis has research interests and publications in various aspects of hypertension in pregnancy, quality control in clinical care and implementing new models of maternity care. He was a Chief Investigator in the Midwifery Practice and Research Centre: an NHMRC Centre of Clinical Excellence in Hospital-based Research awarded to the Maternity Unit at St George Hospital between 1998-2001. Dr Davis has a private obstetric practice looking after both high and low risk patients and a general gynaecology practice with particular interests in infertility and endometriosis.
Dr Davis and his wife live in the inner west of Sydney and have two teenage children. His interests are restricted to watching rugby, walking, reading murder mysteries and he is a keen cyclist, much to the horror of the rest of his family.
To contact Dr Greg Davis please visit www.drgregorydavis.com.au
Professor Ian J Cook MB.BS(Hons), MD (Syd), FRACP
Professor Cook graduated with honours in Medicine from the University of Sydney in 1978, and was subsequently awarded his Doctorate in Medicine in 1989. He holds specialist qualifications in internal medicine (FRACP) specialising in gastroenterology. He completed research fellowships at McMaster University, Ontario (1985-1986); the Medical College of Wisconsin (1987); and the University of Adelaide where he held the Gwendolyn Michell Senior Research Fellowship in Medicine (1988-1990). He served as Director of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at St George Hospital from 1990 – 2010.
Over the past 20 years at St George Hospital, he has built an active research program exploring gastrointestinal motor disorders with a focus on pharyngo-oesophageal physiology, swallowing disorders, colonic motor function and the pathophysiology of severe constipation. Additional research interests include: correlation between symptoms and physiological measures in gut disease, sensory nerve dysfunction in functional gastrointestinal disease, the development of novel technologies for measuring gut contractile and propulsive function, and the evaluation of novel therapies in a range of gastrointestinal disorders.
Professor Cook has attracted near continuous funding from NH&MRC to support this research over 23 years. He has published more than 130 original papers, book chapters and review articles; and has served on the editorial boards of a number of international journals. In 2010 he received a Masters Award from the American Gastroenterology Association for Outstanding Contributions to Basic and Clinical Research in Gastroenterology.
For more information visit www.stgeorgeswallowcentre.org
Associate Professor Peter Gonski
Associate Professor Peter Gonski is a senior staff specialist geriatrician and the director at Southcare, Dept Aged and Extended Care, Sutherland Hospital and Community. He is also Clinical Stream Director of Aged Care and Rehabilitation and a board member of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. He is a conjoint Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine University NSW.
He has had more than twenty years experience as an aged care physician working in the community and hospitals. He has been associated with the development of many services and models of care. His strength is seeing the patient as the pivot of care and then providing a holistic approach from clinical and service driven directions.
Associate Professor Gonski’s multiple board associations and his integral relationships with the Aged Care division of the ACI and the NSW division of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine, of which he is President, allows him to understand and optimise community needs.
Academic passions include improving care to the elderly and teaching.