NCRE-PAD Personnel

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Professor Jonathan Golledge

Professor Golledge, MBBChir, MChir, FRCS (Lond), FRACS is a consultant vascular surgeon and Director of the Vascular Unit at the Townsville Hospital, and a Professor in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University. He received his undergraduate medical training at Cambridge University, UK and went on to complete a MChir Research Thesis (Cambridge, Doctoral equivalent). Professor Golledge undertook specialist Vascular and Endovascular training at Charing Cross Hospital, the North Thames region, UK, and the Repatriation Hospital, Adelaide, Australia.

Professor Golledge currently heads the Queensland Research Centre for Peripheral Vascular Disease, based at James Cook University. He is nationally and internationally known for his work in peripheral vascular disease research. His current research interests including elucidating the mechanisms for abdominal aortic aneurysm, and clinical trials of treatment strategies for peripheral vascular disease. His work has led to 2 patents and the identification of novel therapies which are now being tested in clinical trials. He is leading 4 investigator-initiated NHMRC-funded trials. His international standing is emphasised by regular invitations to present key note or plenary presentations at international and national meetings focused on AAA and PAD (e.g. key note lecture at The ATVB and IMAD meetings, in Toronto and Liege in 2014). He has received frequent invitations to write editorials and review articles for leading journals such as The Lancet, Circulation and ATVB and is on the editorial board of ATVB and Atherosclerosis. The upward trajectory of his research outputs are illustrated by the progressive increase in his publications numbers from 11 during 2001-5 to 152 during 2011-15. Similarly his citations have increased from 182 in 2006 to 1169 in 2014. He is a member of a number of guideline committees focused on vascular disease such as the international Trans-Atlantic group. He works in a number of roles within government agencies focused on PAD.

In 2010 Professor Golledge was awarded the Queensland Health Senior Clinical Research Fellowship, the most prestigious research fellowship offered by this organisation. This fellowship is awarded to clinical researchers who are international leaders in their field and who are at the forefront of research, development and innovation. Since 2004, Professor Golledge and his team have been awarded over $12 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council, including funding of $2,500,000 to establish a Centre of Research Excellence in Peripheral Arterial Diseases. Professor Golledge has held an NHMRC Practitioners fellowship since 2007, and has also received the John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship, the highest research honour given by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.