17 Apr 2021

Welcome to Paul Lawton, new Professor of Renal Medicine

Professor Paul Lawton
Welcome to our new Professor and Director of Renal Medicine within the Department of Medicine, Paul Lawton!

Lee Hamley, Martin McCall and Terry O'Brien write:

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Lawton to the position of Professor and Director of Renal Medicine, a joint senior academic & clinical role with Alfred Health and Monash University.  Paul comes to us from the Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University and the Top End Health Services (Royal Darwin Hospital) where he was a consultant nephrologist, general physician and senior research fellow.

Professor Lawton completed his undergraduate medical degree through the University of Melbourne and then trained at St Vincent’s, the Austin and Royal Darwin Hospitals. After completing his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Paul remained in Darwin to pursue his interest in First Nations health and chronic kidney disease, working as a nephrologist and general physician at the Royal Darwin Hospital and outreach services.  During this time, he held a number of leadership positions, including Director of Northern Territory Renal Services. Paul completed his Doctor of Philosophy through the Menzies School of Health Research in 2015.

In addition to receiving several academic and service delivery prizes throughout his career, Professor Lawton’s research has been recognised with substantial grant funding in recent years. He is an advocate for equity of access to dialysis and transplantation for First Nations Australians and is most proud of the effect that his combined and collaborative clinical, policy, advocacy and research work has had driving practical changes in the lives of First Nations Australian patients.  He is widely published, has given many invited presentations and lectures, supervises postgraduate students and reviews for a number of journals.

Please join with us in congratulating Paul on his appointment and wishing him success in his new role as Professor & Director of Renal Medicine when he commences in this role after ANZAC Day.

Lee Hamley
Chief Medical Officer

Martin McCall-White
A/COO Alfred Health

Prof Terry O’Brien
Head of Central Clinical School
Monash University

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