Professor Gregory Dore is Head of the Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society, The University of New South Wales and an Infectious Diseases Physician at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. He has been involved in the hepatitis C sector for 15 years, in academic research, clinical, and public health policy capacities.
Professor Dore’s major research work has been in the areas of hepatitis C natural history, and therapeutic strategies. In the area of clinical research, he has led studies in acute hepatitis C, hepatitis C therapy for current injecting drug users and individuals on opiate dependency pharmacotherapy. He has published 270 peer-reviewed publications and has current research funding from Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the US National Institutes of Health, including a NHMRC Program Grant and Partnership Grant.
He is the editor of the book Hepatitis C: an Expanding Perspective. In recent years, he has been awarded a NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship and the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Frank Fenner Award for Advanced Research in Infectious Diseases. Professor Dore has been a leader in Australia’s public health policy response to viral hepatitis including membership of national and state advisory committees. He has been a member of NHMRC Council (2012-2015), and President of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) the peak body for HIV clinicians and increasingly involved in viral hepatitis education and training.
Professor Dore established the St Vincent’s Hospital Hepatitis Clinic in 1999 and has led development of the hepatitis C clinical service into one of Australia’s leading services. Particular focuses of the clinical service development have been treatment of people who inject drugs, people on opiate pharmacotherapy, and the integration of viral hepatitis clinical service and clinical research.