MD (Melbourne), PhD (Melbourne), LLD (Hon) (Monash), DMedSci (Hon) (Melbourne), MD (Hon) (Sydney), FRACP, FRCP

John is Professor of Medicine (Monash), Honorary Professor (UQ) and Professorial Associate (Melbourne). He is also a Distinguished Scholar at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne.

He has more than 50 years of experience working in medical research and significant leadership experience in the sector, having served as Director of the Baker Institute from 1990 to 2001, Director of Research Strategy at Southern Health (now Monash Health) from 2008 to 2011, and President of both the Australian Society for Medical Research and the Endocrine Society of Australia.

In 2014, he was awarded the International Society of Hypertension’s Robert Tigerstedt Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also received the Endocrine Society (USA) Sydney Ingbar award for Service to the Society in 2002, and the Society's Robert H. Williams Award for Distinguished Leadership (2013); Research Australia’s Leadership and Innovation Award (2010); and the American Heart Association’s prestigious Novartis Award (2008). Most recently, he has received the Ipsen Award 2016 for his contributions to cardiovascular endocrinology. During his career, John has published over 600 scientific papers, given over 200 international presentations, supervised 40 PhD students and has been a member of over 20 editorial boards.