Bruce Robinson

Professor, MD W.Aust., MBBS (UWA), DTM&H Liv., FRACP, FRCP, FAAHMS

  • The University of Western Australia (M503), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 10120 Citations
  • 52 h-Index
1992 …2020

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Personal profile

Roles and responsibilities

Consultant Physician, Respiratory medicine, Sir Charles Gardner Hospital
Research Scientist, University of Western Australia. Regularly speaking at major international meetings & has made numerous media appearances relating to science.
Lectures, seminars and clinical teaching to 3rd-6th year medical students
Co-founder of the National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases [], Chaired the State Health Research Advisory Council []
Co-founder of the International Skills and Training Institute in Health [], a philanthropic organization which provides services and training in disaster situations within the Asian region.

Teaching overview

40 years experience in teaching medical students, including new programs in communication skills [‘how to break bad news to patients'] and in medical research through lecturing, seminars and clinical teaching. Has also initiated teaching weekends and medical teacher development days. Winner of 3 UWA Medical School Teacher-of-the-Year awards.


Co-leader of a large research team studying cancer immunology and asbestos diseases. The team have made many discoveries, including the first blood test for mesothelioma and have conducted many world-first treatments, including Australia's first cancer gene therapy trial.


Fluent: English
Reasonably fluent: Indonesian, French
Basic understanding: Italian, Tok Pisin (PNG), Japanese

Research expertise keywords

  • Cancer
  • Immunology
  • Respiratory medicine

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Research Output

Tracking Neoantigens by Personalized Circulating Tumor DNA Sequencing during Checkpoint Blockade Immunotherapy in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Jia, Q., Chiu, L., Wu, S., Bai, J., Peng, L., Zheng, L., Zang, R., Li, X., Yuan, B., Gao, Y., Wu, D., Li, X., Wu, L., Sun, J., He, J., Robinson, B. W. S. & Zhu, B., 1 May 2020, In : Advanced Science. 7, 9, 1903410.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Identification of a CD8+ T-cell response to a predicted neoantigen in malignant mesothelioma

    Sneddon, S., Rive, C. M., Ma, S., Dick, I. M., Allcock, R. J. N., Brown, S. D., Holt, R. A., Watson, M., Leary, S., Lee, Y. C. G., Robinson, B. W. S. & Creaney, J., 1 Jan 2019, In : OncoImmunology. 1684713.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Immunotherapy strategies for mesothelioma–the role of tumor specific neoantigens in a new era of precision medicine

    Ye, L., Ma, S., Robinson, B. W. & Creaney, J., 1 Feb 2019, In : Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine. 13, 2, p. 181-192 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Inhibition of collagen production delays malignant mesothelioma tumor growth in a murine model

    Abayasiriwardana, K. S., Wood, M. K., Prêle, C. M., Birnie, K. A., Robinson, B. W., Laurent, G. J., McAnulty, R. J. & Mutsaers, S. E., 5 Mar 2019, In : Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 510, 2, p. 198-204 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Neo-antigen specific T cell responses indicate the presence of metastases before imaging

    Fear, V. S., Forbes, C. A., Chee, J., Ma, S., Neeve, S., Celliers, L., Fisher, S. A., Dick, I., Creaney, J. & Robinson, B. W. S., 10 Oct 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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