Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson

University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia


Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson is a respiratory physician and clinical scientist in the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at John Hunter Hospital, Australia and the University of Newcastle, Australia. Peter initiated the Hunter Medical Research Institute’s respiratory research programme and led this programme until 2020. He is co-leader of the Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma and the Centre of Excellence in Treatable Traits.

Research Interest

Peter studies the disease mechanisms and treatment of severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cough and other airway disorders. He has over 680 published articles and an extensive track record of research success and mentorship of clinical researchers. Peter is a concept leader who has developed innovative approaches around inflammatory subtypes of asthma and cough; airway biomarkers; neurogenic mechanisms, laryngeal dysfunction and related treatments for refractory cough; and the multidimensional assessment and management of complex airway disorders such as severe asthma, airways diseases in the elderly, and asthma in pregnant women. Since his training in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University in Canada, Peter has had ongoing involvement in the conception, design, management, conduct, analysis, interpretation, and communication of randomised controlled trials in airway diseases.

Role in Centre of Excellence in Treatable Traits

Director of the Centre for Excellence in Treatable Traits

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