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


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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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