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Armstrong, Bruce Konrad (1944 - )

AM, FRACP, FAFPHM
 
Medical researcher
Born: 13 August 1944  Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
Bruce Konrad Armstrong is a leader in cancer research and management and is an authority on the causes and prevention of skin cancer and melanoma. He has also made important contributions towards the understanding of the causes and control of other cancers, high blood pressure and heart disease. To date, Armstrong has written close to 400 scientific publications and has presented his groupsí findings at numerous national and international conferences and institutes. Presently he is employed as Professor of Public Health and Head of the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, Honorary Epidemiologist with the Cancer Council New South Wales, Conjoint Professor of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Newcastle, Honorary Consultant in Clinical Epidemiology at the Sydney Cancer Centre, and Adjunct Professor at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the Australian National University. Despite this massive workload, Armstrong still finds time to be an active member, and often office bearer, of a multitude of scientific, medical and legislative organizations and societies. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and of the Australasian Faculty of Publich Health Medicine (FAFPHM). He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to medicine through research in cancer epidemiology.

Career Highlights

Chronology
1967Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours (BMSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Western Australia
1969Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) with honours completed at the University of Western Australia
1969 - 1970Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Perth Hospital
1971Medical Registrar at the Royal Perth Hospital
1972Relieving Clinical Assistant Physician at the Royal Perth Hospital
1972Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Western Australia
1972Diploma of Membership of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1972 - 1975Honorary Registrar and Locum Consultant Physician (sessional) at United Oxford Hospitals
1975 - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
1975Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Oxford, UK
1976 - 1977Specialist Physician at the Repatriation General Hospital in Western Australia
1976 - 1979Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Western Australia
1977 - 1979Director of Health Research and Planning in the Public Health Department of Western Australia
1979 - 1988Director of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Unit in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Western Australia
1985 - 1986Visiting Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington,, USA`
1987 - 1988Head of the Division of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Western Australia
1987 - 1988Professor of Epidemiology and Researcher at the University of Western Australia (funded by the Cancer Foundation of Western Australia)
1988 - 1990Commissioner of Health for Western Australia with the Health Department of Western Australia
1990 - Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1990 - 1991Consultant Epidemiologist and Public Health Physician in private practice
1991 - 1993Deputy Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France
1994 - Adjunct Professor at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University
1994 - 1996Director of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
1995 - 1998Member of the National Cancer Advisory Committee and Executive of the Australian Cancer Network
1996 - Honorary Consultant in Clinical Epidemiology at the Sydney Cancer Centre, Central Sydney Area Health Service
1996 - 2002Director of Cancer Research and Registers Division at the Cancer Council New South Wales
1998 - Conjoint Professor at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Newcastle in New South Wales
1998Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
1998 - 2002Chair of the Cancer Strategies Group of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care
2000 - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
2002 - Honorary Epidemiologist with the Cancer Council New South Wales
2002 - Professor of Public Health and Head School of Public Health at the University of Sydney

 

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