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Dr Peter Hollingsworth

Research Interests: Immunology, Biogenetics

Dr Peter Hollingsworth heads the Section of Autoimmunity and Immunopathology at PathCentre and is Head of The Department of Clinical Immunology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Pathology at the University of Western Australia and a former Examiner in Immunopathology for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. After graduating from the University of Western Australia he was appointed Medical Officer in the Nuffield Department of Medicine in Oxford where he gained a Doctorate in Immunology. He subsequently specialised in Rheumatology, Immunology and Immunopathology. He retains a strong commitment to integrating clinical and laboratory services and to teaching and research in public medicine. His clinical practice is focused on systemic autoimmunue diseases including SLE, vasculitis, allergy, immune deficiency and he maintains an interest and practice in HIV infection. He is responsible for autoantibody testing at PathCentre including provision of the service to Royal Perth Hospital. He is committed to refining the predictive and prognostic value of autoantibodies and to research in autoimmune disease.