BPMRI Board

The BPMRI Board is currently made up of the following elected and co-opted advisory Board members:

Clinical Professor Alan James

Clinical Professor Alan James

Chair BPMRI Board

Research Interests:
Epidemiology of respiratory disease, Pulmonary physiology, Airway remodelling, Sleep disorders

Professor Alan James is a consultant respiratory physician at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and at Hollywood Private Hospital. His research involves the investigation of genetic and environmental risk factors for respiratory disease in populations including the Busselton Health Studies and the characterisation of respiratory disease in remote indigenous communities. Read More

Mr Richard Marsh

Mr Richard Marsh

Vice Chair BPMRI Board

Richard Marsh joined the BPMRI Board in 2015 as an advisory member. Richard holds a BSc and has extensive experience in corporate planning and strategic business development. In 2018 Richard was elected Vice Chair of the BPMRI and is also involved with the Institute’s Revenue and Governance Committee. Read More

Associate Professor Kevin Murray

Associate Professor Kevin Murray

Chair BPMRI Research and Scientific Committee

Research Interests:
Epidemiology, Biostatistics

Kevin Murray is an experienced applied biostatistician working in the fields of population health, medicine and health sciences. With 20 years of statistical experience, He has acquired extensive knowledge and expertise in clinical trials and epidemiological studies. Read More

Emeritus Professor Matthew Knuiman

Emeritus Professor Matthew Knuiman

Research Interests:
Biostatistics, Epidemiology and control of diabetes, Vascular disease, Respiratory diseases

Professor Knuiman is a biostatistician/epidemiologist whose primary training was in the field of statistics. After three years in the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard University he returned to The University of Western Australia in 1988 to help establish the postgraduate program in public health. Read More

Emeritus Professor John Beilby

Emeritus Professor John Beilby

Research Interests:
Cardiovascular genetics, Biochemistry

John Beilby is former Principal Scientist in Clinical Biochemistry at PathWest and Emeritus Professor with the University of Western Australia School of Surgery and Pathology. Professor Beilby established the routine molecular biology diagnostic testing laboratory at PathWest. Read More

Emeritus Clinical Professor Bill Musk (Dec)

Emeritus Clinical Professor Bill Musk (Dec)

Research Interests:
Epidemiology of Respiratory disease, Pulmonary physiology, Occupational lung disease

Professor Bill Musk is former Chairperson of the Busselton Population Medical Research Institute, Chairperson of WA Mesothelioma Registry, Past President of the Australian Council Smoking and Health and a Member of the Pneumoconiosis Medical Panel in WA. Read More

Clinical Professor John Walsh

Clinical Professor John Walsh

Research Interests:
Thyroid disease, Paget’s disease

John Walsh is a Clinical Professor at the School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia and consultant endocrinologist at the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA. Read More

Professor Bu Yeap

Professor Bu Yeap

Research Interests:
Endocrinology, Sex hormones and Ageing

Bu Yeap is a Professor in the Medical School, University of Western Australia, and a consultant endocrinologist in the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth, Western Australia. His research focusses on epidemiological and clinical studies of hormones and health outcomes in men and the interaction between hormones, diabetes and cardiovascular risk. Read More

Emeritus Professor Joseph Hung

Emeritus Professor Joseph Hung

Research Interests:
Cardiovascular disease

Professor Joseph Hung is Emeritus Professor of Cardiology at the University of Western Australia, and former Head of Department, Cardiovascular Medicine at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, and Deputy Head of Unit, School of Medicine & Pharmacology at SCGH. Read More

Professor Timothy Davis

Professor Timothy Davis

Research Interests:
Diabetes and General medicine

Professor Timothy Davis is a general physician, tropical medicine specialist and diabetologist at Fremantle Hospital, and Professor of Medicine, University of Western Australia. He has had research interests in diabetes since 1978 and in tropical medicine since 1987, and is still active in both areas. Read More

Dr Debra Turner

Dr Debra Turner

Research Interests:
Paediatric asthma, atopy and lung disease

Dr Turner studied at UWA and undertook postdoctoral studies at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She spent 20 years as a medical researcher based at Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Physiology Department at UWA and the Respiratory Department at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. Read More

Professor Dominic Mallon

Professor Dominic Mallon

Research Interests:
Clinical immunology, allergy and immunopathologys

Dr Dominic Mallon graduated from UWA in 1987 and completed his internship at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. He commenced his specialist training at Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital before completing the specialist training in Immunology and Allergy at Westmead Hospital in 1995. Read More

Clinical Professor Siobhain Mulrennan

Clinical Professor Siobhain Mulrennan

Research Interests:
Respiratory Diseases

Siobhain Mulrennan is Head of The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Bronchiectasis Unit at the Lung Institue of Western Australia and Respiratory Specialist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Professor Mulrennan obtained her Medical degree from Glasgow University in 1996 and has worked in hospitals in Glasgow and Newcastle and completed Respiratory Medicine Specialisation training in Yorkshire, UK. Read More

Dr Digby Cullen

Dr Digby Cullen

Research Interests:
Gastrointestinal disease, Haematochromatosis

Dr Digby Cullen graduated from the University of Western Australia before undertaking Physician and Gastroenterology training at Royal Perth Hospital. He was previously a visiting gastroenterologist at Royal Perth Hospital and Fremantle Hospital (1995-2005). Read More

Dr Michael Hunter

Dr Michael Hunter

Research Interests:
Respiratory disease, Cardiovascular disease, Epidemiology, Sleep Apnoea

Dr Michael Hunter was awarded a PhD with Distinction by the University of Western Australia for his studies in molecular biology and genetics conducted at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Royal Free Hospital, London. Read More

Dr Jennie Hui

Dr Jennie Hui

Research Interests:
Immunology, Molecular genetics

Jennie is a molecular geneticist whose primary training was in the field of Immunogenetics. Since 2002, her main research focus involved the study of genetics and epidemiology of common human diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases and diabetes. Read More

Dr Gemma Cadby

Dr Gemma Cadby

Research Interests:
Genetic aetiology of complex traits, mesothelioma and cardiovascular disease

Gemma is a genetic epidemiologist at the Centre for GOHaD. She completed her PhD investigating genetic variants associated with melanoma severity in 2010 from the University of Western Australia. She then spent 2 years at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. Read More

Mrs Denise Young

Mrs Denise Young

Treasurer
Mr Alan Eggleston

Mr Alan Eggleston

Business Advisor

Mr Barry Rubie

Business Development Advisor

Mr Jeremy Wade

Legal Advisor

Mr Mark Caddy

Life Member

Professor Bill Cookson

Research Interests:
Genetic aetiology of asthma and airway disease