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Professor Mallett leads the first and largest renal genetics clinical service and program in Australia. Having been a Churchill Fellow, an RACP Foundation Jacquot Research Establishment Fellow and Metro North HHS Clinical Research Fellow, he has a strongly emerging profile in the clinical care and research of inherited kidney disease and nephrogenetics nationally, regionally and internationally. The clinical and translational research he is undertaking includes the epidemiology of inherited kidney diseases, subspecialist models of clinical care for these diseases, and new and novel genetic sequencing for nephrogenetic diagnosis and discovery including approaches to functional validation. 

Currently, Professor of Medicine (College of Medicine, James Cook University) and Director of Clinical Research & Nephrologist (Townsville University Hospital & THHS), he is also Clinical Fellow (Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland), Co-Lead Queensland Renal Genetics Program (Genetic Health Queensland, Townsville HHS, MNHHS Genomics Institute), National Director of the KidGen Collaborative and Lead for two Rare Disease Flagships (Australian Genomics Health Alliance), having previously been a recurrent visiting fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, The University of Cambridge. Professor Mallett is the Global Lead for the IMPEDE-PKD Clinical Trial funded by the MRFF ($2.6million, 2021-2025) and delivered by the Australasian Kidney Trials Network (https://aktn.org.au/trials/trials-in-development/impede-pkd/). He is committed to improving the understanding of inherited kidney disease as well as the clinical care and outcomes of Australians affected by it.

Professor Mallett is an active supervisor and mentor for emerging clinician-researchers at both undergraduate and postgraduate career stages across a broad range of topics and contemporary health research fields. Whilst currently supervising 6 Research Higher Degree students (6 UQ (3 as Primary Supervisor) & 1 at Monash), Professor Mallett is excited to invite any interested students, trainees and clinicians in North Queensland to reach out if interested in developing research ideas, projects or future Research Higher Degrees. 

Interests
Research
  • Genetic Kidney Disease & Nephrogenetics
  • Kidney Health, Kidney Disease & Nephrology
Experience
  • 2021 to present - Co-Chair, Queensland Health Research Forum (HIIRO, ODG)
  • 2020 to present - Professor of Medicine & Head of Discipline (Internal Medicine), College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University (Douglas)
  • 2020 to present - Director of Clinical Research & Nephrologist, Townsville University Hospital (Douglas)
  • 2018 to present - Clinical Fellow, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland (St Lucia)
  • 2016 to present - Rare Disease Flagship Lead, Australian Genomics
  • 2016 to present - National Director, KidGen Collaborative
  • 2013 to present - Co-Lead, QLD Conjoint Renal Genetics Service
  • 2020 - Medical Advisor, Genomics Institute, Metro North Hospital and Health Service (Herston)
  • 2018 to 2020 - Co-Chair, RBWH Staff Council (Herston)
  • 2014 to 2020 - Nephrologist, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (Herston)
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Honours
Awards
  • 2019 - Rising Star Research Excellence Award - Metro North HHS
  • 2019 - Distinguished Young Alumnus Award - The University of Queensland
Fellowships
  • 2019 to 2020 - MNHHS Clinical Research Fellowship
  • 2018 - RACP Jacquot Research Establishment Fellowship
  • 2012 to 2013 - Churchill Fellowship https://www.churchilltrust.com.au/fellow/andrew-mallett-qld-2012/
Other
  • 2021 - National Examining Panel, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
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