Professor Bruce Robinson

Professor Bruce Robinson is an Endocrinologist and co-Head of the Cancer Genetics Laboratory in the Kolling Institute at Royal North Shore Hospital. He was Acting Dean and then Dean of Medicine 2006 - 2016.  Professor Robinson graduated from the University of Sydney in 1980 and then undertook studies for a Master of Science degree.  His further molecular research work was performed at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School from 1986-1989 and he was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Sydney in 1990.  He has developed and led the Cancer Genetics Laboratory since 1990 and has supervised over 35 doctoral and masters students working on the genetic basis for tumour formation and gene therapy.  He has published over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles and been invited to present at over 100 national and international meetings. In 2003, Professor Robinson was awarded the Daiichi Prize by the Asia and Oceania Thyroid Association for this work on the pathogenesis of thyroid cancer.

Until early 2016, Professor Robinson was Dean (International) in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney and was Head of the Division of Medicine at the Royal North Shore Hospital from 1998-2006.  He also served on the Council of the Endocrine Society of Australia from 2001-2005.  He is on the Editorial Board of the International journals ‘Nature, Clinical Practice and Endocrinology’ and ‘Thyroid’. Professor Robinson has a strong interest in furthering relations between Australia and Asia and he is the Founding Chairman of Hoc Mai, the Australia-Vietnam Medical Foundation, which sponsors and supports medical nursing, allied health and scientific exchanges between Australia and Vietnam.  He was awarded the People’s Health Medal by the Vietnamese Government in 2008.

Professor Robinson is Chair of the Australian Government’s Taskforce of expert clinicians charged with reviewing the Medicare Benefits Schedule and in 2015 was appointed as Chair of Australia’s peak advisory and funding body for medical research, National Health and Medical Research Council.

Professor Robinson is recognized as an international expert in the clinical management of and research in endocrine malignancies and has been invited to present at over 100 conferences and professional meetings giving numerous key-note lectures.  Professor Robinson sits on the editorial boards of Endocrine Related Cancer, Nature Clinical Practice and Endocrinology, Thyroid and previously Modern Medicine.

Prof Robinson has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including being awarded an OAM for services to oncology in the 2012 Australia Day Honours.  He has also been awarded an Honorary Professor at a number of international Universities (Vietnam, China).

Professor Bruce Robinson is also on the Boards of Cochlear and Mayne Pharma (both ASX listed) and Q-Biotics. 

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