University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
Conjoint Professor Peter Wark is a senior staff specialist in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, and a Conjoint Professor with the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is a senior member of the Priority Research Centre for Healthy Lungs and a member of the Vaccines Immunology Viruses and Asthma research group at the Hunter Medical Research Institute. Peter has been a member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) executive board and chairman of the clinical care and resources subcommittee since 2011. His areas of expertise include the role of virus infection in acute exacerbations of airway disease and their influence on airway inflammation. He has published over 175 peer-reviewed journal articles and has been awarded over $20 million in research funding. His expertise will be utilised to inform the Centre of Excellence in Treatable Traits research programme on the use of new treatment options for those with severe refractory asthma, and the implementation of personalised medicine in asthma treatment.