About Professor Guy Marks

To improve respiratory health by applying novel and powerful study design and analysis methods to important problems.

Dr Marks is an epidemiologist and respiratory physician with interests in respiratory disease epidemiology, prevention and monitoring.

Major Scientific Achievements:

  • pioneered work on measuring quality of life in people with asthma; extensive contributions to understanding the effects and dynamics of house dust mite allergen exposure; completed description of mechanism and described importance of thunderstorm asthma
  • descriptive epidemiology of asthma in children including natural history, risk factors, and changes in prevalence
  • co-leader and now leader of the Childhood Asthma Prevention Study, a internationally significant, large randomised controlled trial conducted in a birth cohort
Profile:
  • Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine at Liverpool Hospital and Director of Respiratory Medicine, SSWAHS (Western Zone)
  • NHMRC Practitioner Fellow (since 2001)
  • Reviewer for numerous international journals and granting bodies; associate editor of Int. J Tuberc Lung Dis; past member of grant review panels for NHMRC and two specialty agencies
  • Medical Research Media 2006, awarded by Research Australia
  • Established the Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring, the national agency responsible for co-ordinating and reporting on epidemiological data on asthma.
  • Frequent public spokesperson on issues related to asthma, respiratory health and air quality for federal and state government and non-government agencies.
Contributions to Research Training:
  • Six PhD supervisions / co-supervisions;
  • Two post-doctoral fellows.
  • Four international post-graduate courses on epidemiology research methods

Selected publications

For a comprehensive list of Clinical Professor Mark's publicatons, please visit his Sydney Medical School profile page.