Professor Terry Dwyer AO

Professor Terry Dwyer AO

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Professor Terry Dwyer carries out research on disease in human populations, and his work has included studies on asthma, childhood obesity, cancer and multiple sclerosis. In the 1990s he led important research demonstrating that sleeping in the prone position is a cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). This knowledge led to the prevention of a large proportion of SIDS deaths in Australia and elsewhere. For this he was awarded the Australian Society for Medical Research Medal in 2003. He was awarded an Order of Australia in 2005 in recognition of his research on SIDS and for his service and dedication to medical research. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from Trinity College Dublin, and Turku University, Finland.
 
From 2004-201, Professor Dwyer was the Director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, located at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. Before taking this appointment, he was Director of the Menzies Research Institute in the University of Tasmania.  He is currently serving on the International Scientific Advisory Board for UK BioBank, the largest ever gene environment study conducted worldwide. He coordinates the International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium (I4C) initiative and Chairs the International Childhood Cardiovascular Cohort (i3C) Consortium. Professor Dwyer is an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Board member. 

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