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Professor Paul Norman

Professor Paul Norman is a Vascular Surgeon based at Fremantle Hospital and Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Western Australia. 

His main area of research interest is abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) including epidemiology, screening, natural history, biomarkers, genetics and studies of pathogenesis. He was the lead investigator of the Western Australian trial of screening for AAA (1996-2004) which involved the randomisation of ~40,000 men. Other areas of research interest include: the epidemiology of peripheral arterial disease, the pathogenesis and clinical consequences of diabetic arterial disease (particularly High Risk Foot) and the assessment of cardiovascular risk. 

Since 1996 he has (with various collaborators) received multiple NHMRC project grants as well as funding from NIH and the Wellcome Trust. He held an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship in 2007-11. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and has been invited to write review articles for the prestigious American Heart Foundation journals. He was invited to join the WHO Global Burden of Disease Working Party on PAD. He has also identified the magnitude of the problem of amputations in Aboriginal people with diabetes. This work was included in the 2011 NHMRC Guidelines on Foot Complications in Diabetes and attracted $3m COAG funding for Diabetic Foot in Aboriginal people in WA. He was invited to speak on this topic at the Diabetic Foot Global Conference in Los Angeles in 2014. The work contributed to the expansion of in-patient High Risk Foot services in WA.