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

    6009 Perth


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John Walsh is a Consultant Endocrinologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Western Australia and Clinical Professor in the Medical School at the University of Western Australia. Originally from Scotland, his undergraduate studies were at University College, Oxford and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England. He trained in internal medicine in Christchurch, New Zealand, then moved to Australia for advanced training in endocrinology and diabetes in Perth and Melbourne. His doctoral research was in reproductive neuroendocrinology at Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research (now the Hudson Institute) at Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne.

Since 1999, his primary appointment has been as a clinician at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, with an adjunct academic appointment at UWA. His clinical practice covers the breadth of endocrinology and diabetes, including pituitary, thyroid and adrenal disease, endocrine neoplasia, calcium disorders and metabolic bone disease. He has two research interests. The first is thyroid disease, encompassing clinical and genetic epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis, clinical management and patterns of care.  The second is calcium pathophysiology and skeletal medicine, including Paget's disease of bone, hyperparathyroidism, and non-canonical effects of vitamin D. He is a member of several international research consortia. He has published over 180 scientific papers.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Monash University (Australia)

Award Date: 1 Sept 1998


Award Date: 14 Dec 1995

MB BS, Newcastle University

Award Date: 30 Jun 1988

BA (Hons), Physiological Sciences, University of Oxford

Award Date: 30 Jun 1985

External positions

Consultant Endocrinologist, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Aug 1999 → …


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