Curriculum Vitae

 

Name Roger Kennedy Abbott ALLEN
Date of Birth 8 September 1951
Place of Birth Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
General Education Brisbane Grammar School
Awarded Commonwealth University Scholarship
Undergraduate Education MBBS (1st Class Honours) 1975 – University of QLD
Postgraduate Education Fellow, Royal Australian College of Physician 1982
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians, 1983
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne 1990 – The Role of Angiotensin-converting Enzyme in Sarcoidosis; a Clinical and Laboratory Study
Qualifications MBBS (1st Class Honours)
FRACP – Fellow of the Royal College of Physician
FCCP – American College of Chest Physicians
Ph. D. – Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne
Awards University of Queensland Medal (1976)
Australian Active Service Medal, East Timor Clasp (2001)
Scholarships National Health and Medical Research Council
Postgraduate Medical and Dental Scholarship (1983-85)
Medical School University of Queensland
Date of Entry – March 1970
Date of Graduation – December 1975 (Reg. No. 755615)
Teaching Hospitals Brisbane Undergraduate Clinical Training
Royal Brisbane Hospital
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Mater Maternity and General Hospital
The Prince Charles Hospital
Repatriation General Hospital
Royal Children’s Hospital
Royal Women’s Hospital

 

Previous Appointments
 1976-77
  • Intern, Royal Brisbane Hospital QLD
1977-78
  • Junior RMO (Medical) Austin Hospital ( University of Melbourne Teaching Hospital) VIC
1978-79
  • Medical Registrar, Austin Hospital VIC
1979-80
  • Clinical Supervisor, University of Melbourne Austin Hospital VIC
1980-82
  • Thoracic Medical Registrar, Repatriation General Hospital (University of Melbourne ) VIC
1982-83
  • Lecturer in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Repatriation General Hospital (University of Melbourne ) VIC
1983-85
  • National Health and Medical Research Fellow, Department of Medicine, Austin Hospital, University Department of Medicine VIC
  • Acting Assistant Physician, Visiting Specialist, Chest Diseases, Repatriation General Hospital VIC
1984-87
  • Assistant Physician Austin Hospital, Heidelberg VIC
  • Visiting Specialist, Chest Diseases and Intensive Care, Repatriation General Hospital, Heidelberg VIC
  • Visiting Specialist, Thoracic Diseases, Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital, Melbourne VIC
  • Private Practice: Consultant Respiratory Physician, 6/210 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg, Melbourne VIC
1987-95
  • Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Thoracic Medicine, The Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, Brisbane QLD
  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of Queensland QLD
1995 (January – August)
  • Visiting Specialist Thoracic Physician, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland VIC
1995- 2001 (Jan)
  • Visiting Senior Specialist, Thoracic Physician, Redcliffe Hospital , Brisbane, Queensland VIC
1995 (August) – 2005 (September)
  • Consultant Thoracic and Sleep Physician, in full-time private practice at St Andrew’s Medical Centre, Spring Hill, Brisbane VIC
  • Thoracic Physician to the Medical Assessment Tribunal of Q-Comp (2009 – 2012) QLD
 Current Appointment from 2005 (October) – Current
  • Consultant Thoracic and Sleep Physician, in full-time private practice at The Wesley Medical Centre. Consulting rooms – Suite 46, Level 4, Wesley Medical Centre, 40 Chasely Street, Auchenflower Qld 4066. Ph. 07 3719 5577 Fax 07 3719 5177
Military Service
Royal Australian Army Medical Corps
1987-1993
  • Commissioned Officer (Captain) 2 March 1988, Royal Australian Army
  • Medical Corps. Army Reserve with 2 Field Hospital
  • Officer-in-Charge of Intensive Care. Inactive from 1993
1999-2003
  • Re-joined the Active Reserve – 22 February 1999-2003
1999
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Consultant Physician to the Army
  • Active Service 30 April – 4 June 2000 in the UN Military Hospital, Dili, East Timor
2007 – Current
  • Consultant Thoracic and Sleep Physician to the Army
Membership of Learned Societies (Current)
  • Australian Medical Association
  • The Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Australian Sleep Association
  • Thoracic Society of Queensland
  • World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders
  • La Société de Pneumologie de Langue Française
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Australian Lung Foundation
  • International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
Membership of other Societies
  • Returned Services League (RSL)
  • United Services Club
  • Associate Member Danish Club Queensland
  • Norwegian Club Queensland
Office Bearer
1987-90
  • Medical Advisory Board, Queensland Asthma Foundation
1989
  • Executive, Planning Committee for the Advanced Course – “The Lung and the Environment” – Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
1989-91
  • Executive, Full-time Staff Specialists Association of Queensland
  • Secretary, The Prince Charles Hospital Full-time Staff Specialists Association
1990-91
  • Chairman, Peer Review Committee
1989-92
  • Chairman, The Prince Charles Hospital Private Practice Association
1990-92
  • Executive, Advisory Committee, TPCH Private Practice Trust Fund
  • Queensland Executive Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1991
  • Planning Committee, Annual Scientific Meeting, RACP (Queensland Branch)
  • Director, Post-graduate Education, The Prince Charles Hospital QLD
1991-95
  • Australian Representative of the World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders
  • Chairman, Animal Experimentation Committee, Ethics Committee, The Prince Charles Hospital
1992-93
  • Chairman, Committee for the Tertiary Students, The Prince Charles Hospital Campus
1993
  • Member, Research Meeting, Division of Thoracic Medicine
1994
  • Member, Thoracic Services Division Management Committee
  • Member, Day Procedure Unit Committee
  • Member, Consultant Group Meeting, Division of Thoracic Medicine
  • Chairman, Clinical Management Team Meeting, Division of Thoracic Medicine
1995
  • Member, Medical Incident Working Party
  • Member, Medical Advisory Committee
1996-97
  • Secretary, Thoracic Society of Queensland (2 years)
1996-98
  • Internal Medicine Committee, St Andrews Hospital
1998-99
  • President, Thoracic Society of Queensland (2 years)
1999-2001
  • Member, Pharmacy and Drug Advisory Committee, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital
2000-2002
  • Director of Internal Medicine, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital
June 2000-2002
  • Member, Medical Advisory Committee, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital
  • Chairman, Internal Medicine Committee, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital
2008 – 2010
  • Subcommittee for Continual Medical Education, Royal Australasia College of Physicians, Sydney
 2012

  • Vice-President, Brisbane Grammar School Fencing Support Group
2013

  • President, Brisbane Grammar School Fencing Support Group
Principal Research Interests 1991-95
  • Chief Investigator: Prospective Multi-disciplinary Study of Sarcoidosis
  • Chief Supervisor/Co-investigator: The Prognostic Value of Ploidy in Lung Cancer (Queensland Cancer Fund – Drs PF Zimmerman and GAT Hawson)
  • Chief Investigator: A retrospective Study of Thoracic Gunshot Wounds and Penetrating Injuries at The Prince Charles Hospital
  • Atrovent Quality of Life Study
  • Salmeterol Study (multicentre trial 1991-92)
  • Co-investigator: Multicentre Study of Salmeterol in Asthma
  • Fluoxetine-induced Lung Disease
  • Research study into mandibular advancement splints in sleep apnoea. Co-workers Professor Peter L’Estrange, Dental school Brisbane, Dr Paul Zimmerman, Dr Peter Nolan, Dr R Allen, The Prince Charles Hospital. This involved the use of lateral cephalometry and polysomnography in collaboration with the Dental School
Research 2008 – 2010
  • Principal Investigator: The role of FDG-PET scanning in sarcoidosis. Grant from the Wesley Research Institute
  • Principal Investigator: A study of chest pain in asbestos diseases (Wesley Research Institute and Asbestos Research Group). Grant of $60,000 from Slater & Gordon
  • Principal Investigator: The Genetic Understanding of Asbestos Related Diseases (GUARD Study) Wesley Research Institute
Other Grants
  • TPCH Private Practice Trust Fund Research Grant $30,000 pa for 1991/95 for Prospective study of Sarcoidosis
1995
  • Research grant – Private Practice Trust Fund for the role of DNA ploidy in non-small cell lung cancer
2007
  • Research grant – A retrospective study of asbestos-related diseases. Grant from Slater & Gordon
2010
  • Travel grant – Queensland Asbestos Related Diseases Support Society
Teaching
1979-80
  • Clinical Supervisor, Austin Hospital VIC
1982-83
  • Lecturer in Medicine, Repatriation General Hospital VIC
1983-87
  • Clinical Undergraduate and post-graduate tutor, University of Melbourne
1991-92
  • Director of Post-graduate Medical Education (TPCH)
  • Executive, Post-graduate Education Committee (TPCH)
1987-95
  • Clinical teaching 4th, 5th and 6th year medical students
  • Post-graduate teaching, FRACP part 1 -candidates, RMOs, and Registrars
  • Co-supervisor of two Advanced Trainees in Thoracic Medicine
1991
  • Clinical Examiner in 6th year medicine examinations at TPCH
1991 and 1995
  • Co-ordinator and co-examiner Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Post-graduate tutor, Cardiothoracic Nursing Course, TPCH
1997-98
  • Post-Graduate Lecturer, QUT Nursing Course, Kelvin Grove
2001
  • Clinical Associate Professor, teaching Undergraduate Medical Students, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital
2009 – 2013
  • Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, QLD
Supervision
1987-95
  • Supervised advanced trainees in Thoracic Medicine, and undergraduate students attached to my clinical unit
1990-94
  • Supervised two scientists in a project on “The role of DNA ploidy in non-small cell lung cancer”. This involved the supervision of the project on a day-today basis with regular meetings to review progress
1991-95
  • Supervised Data Manager in our clinical project “A prospective study of sarcoidosis”. This has involved complex data collection, compilation of data, and the formulation of a new computer programme for clinical and scientific use
1995
  • Co-supervisor of Ph.D. candidate, Dr G Mills FRACP, Ph.D. (Med) on “The Role of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in the development of Sarcoidosis”
2001-2003
  • AMA Medical Student Mentorship program (2 students)
Courses
1989
  • Lung transplantation, Barnes Hospital , St Louis , Mo. USA
1990
  • Management effectiveness training course, Brisbane – sponsored by TPCH
1991
  • Annual course on polysomnography, Stanford University , Palo Alto, CA, USA (2 weeks)
1991
  • International Symposium on Corticosteroid Therapy in Asthma and Rhinitis, 14-15 June, Sydney
1993
  • Community Education Program. MS Excel introduction (29412)
1994
  • Management for Health Care Professionals, The Australian Institute of Management
  • Intensive Training Course in Palliative Care for General Practitioners, Mt Olivett Hospital, Brisbane
1997
  • Annual Course in Sleep Medicine, 24-27 November 1997, the Australian Institute of Sleep Education, Sydney
1998-99
  • Advanced French, Alliance Française, Brisbane
2005
  • World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders. 8 th WASOG Meeting. June 12-15 2005. Denver Colorado, USA
  • Interventional bronchoscopy course. Marseilles, France. (October 2005)
Citations
  • Cited in the inaugural edition of Marquis Who’s Who of Queensland 2007 – 2008
  • Cited in Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2009
  • Cited in Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine & Healthcare 7th Edition 2009-2010
Referees
Thoracic & Sleep Medicine
  • Dr Peter Nolan, Consultant Thoracic Physician, St Vincent ‘s Hospital, Scott Street , TOOWOOMBA QLD 4350 . Ph. 07 4616 6287
General Medicine
  • Dr Geoff Moore, General Physician, Level 5, Sandford Jackson Building, 30 Chasely Street, Auchenflower Qld 4066. Ph. 07 3871 0050
Medical Character
  • Prof. John Pearn, Department of Clinical Health, Royal Children’s Hospital, Herston Road, Herston Qld 4029. Ph.07 3365 5323
 Uniting Health Hospital Administration
  • Dr Luis Prado, Director of Medical Administration, Wesley Hospital, 451 Coronation Drive, Auchenflower QLD 4066. Ph. 07 3232 7926
Publications
Interests
  • Writing – prose and poetry
  • Sailing
  • French language and culture
  • Ancient and Modern Greek, Latin
  • Gardening
  • Military history
  • Philosophy