Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Professor Mark Hew is head of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, and Adjunct Professor at Monash University, Australia. Mark completed a PhD in steroid insensitivity in severe asthma at the Imperial College London, a Masters in Evidence-Based Health Care at Oxford University (MScEBHC) and undertook a fellowship in severe asthma at the Royal Brompton Hospital and National Heart and Lung Institute in London. He has trained five asthma & allergy fellows and currently supervises six Higher Degree Research candidates. In the last five years, Mark has convened seven Severe Asthma Preceptorships for respiratory physicians, and has received >$600,000 in research support from philanthropic organisations, contracted research grants, and unrestricted educational grants. Mark has published a number of book chapters and more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles in high impact journals including The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), British Medical Journal (BMJ), Lancet Planetary Health, American Journal Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Thorax, European Respiratory Journal, European Respiratory Monograph, and Allergy. Mark serves on the steering committee of the International Severe Asthma Registry and took part in the development of the Severe Asthma Toolkit, leading the section on Comorbidities. His expertise in Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) and severe asthma will inform the Centre of Excellence in Treatable Traits research programme on these themes.