Richard Prince

Professor, BSc MB ChB Birm., MD Melb., FRACP, MRCP(UK)

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

    6009 Crawley


  • 12385 Citations
  • 53 h-Index
1992 …2018

Personal profile


Prof Prince, initially from the UK, has lived and worked in Australia since 1975 for the majority of that time as a member of the University of Western Australia where he has taught and carried out research in the area of endocrinology. He also has an appointment as a Consultant Physician in the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital one of the major teaching hospitals in Perth and amongst the busiest tertiary hospitals in Australia. His clinical expertise covers all areas of endocrinology and diabetes in which he consults on a weekly basis.


Key Research
Prof Prince has led a research group since 1985. At the current time there are 2 senior colleagues, 4 laboratory and clinical staff and 5 students. The Group is divided into clinical and laboratory research and is a truly multidisciplinary translational medicine research group. The current clinical focus is the nutritional determinants of bone and cardiovascular disease. The research approach is to use epidemiological and clinical trial methodology to study various aspects of nutrition. The laboratory research focus is on the regulation of cellular differentiation using human mesenchymal stem cells as the material for these studies. Finally via the development to international collaborations in the area of genetic epidemiology the group has collaborated clinical data to many studies of role of genetics in the development of the osteoporosis of aging itself a disorder of the elderly mesenchymal stem cell. Over the years this work has resulted in the training and development of a large number of younger researchers and the publication of over 200 papers in high quality journals.


  • Bone disease
  • Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Genetics of bone and joint disease
  • Nutritional and physical activity effects on bone and joint disease

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Projects 1995 2017

Research Output 1992 2018

Cohort Studies
Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases

Association between high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I and cardiac events in elderly women

Lewis, J. R., Lim, W. H., Wong, G., Abbs, S., Zhu, K., Lim, E. M., Thompson, P. L. & Prince, R. L. 30 Jul 2017 In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 6, 8, 13 p., e004174

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Troponin I
Coronary Disease
Heart Failure
Acute Coronary Syndrome

Association of circulating Wnt antagonists with severe abdominal aortic calcification in elderly women

Touw, W. A., Ueland, T., Bollerslev, J., Schousboe, J. T., Lim, W. H., Wong, G., Thompson, P. L., Kiel, D. P., Prince, R. L., Rivadeneira, F. & Lewis, J. R. 12 Jan 2017 In : Journal of the Endocrine Society. 1, 1, p. 26-38 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Odds Ratio
Wnt Proteins
Vascular Calcification
Confidence Intervals
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
6 Citations
Vascular Diseases
Cohort Studies
Prospective Studies
5 Citations

Association of vegetable nitrate intake with carotid atherosclerosis and ischemic cerebrovascular disease in older women

Bondonno, C. P., Blekkenhorst, L. C., Prince, R. L., Ivey, K. L., Lewis, J. R., Devine, A., Woodman, R. J., Lundberg, J. O., Croft, K. D., Thompson, P. L. & Hodgson, J. M. 1 Jul 2017 In : Stroke. 48, 7, p. 1724-1729 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cerebrovascular Disorders
Carotid Artery Diseases
Carotid Intima-Media Thickness