Associate Professor Janet Rimmer is a respiratory physician and allergist who trained in Australia including undertaking an MD thesis entitled “Histamine releasability in asthma” at the Garvan Institute in Sydney.
She then undertook further research and clinical training overseas (Prof Steven Holgate’s group at the Dept Immunopharmacology, Southampton and the Brompton Hospital, London).
She is primarily a clinician but has been involved in professional organisations including the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (NSW State President, National Honorary Secretary, Treasurer ICACI), Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (Convenor of the Asthma and Allergy SIG), National Asthma Council (Director and ASCIA representative), St Vincents Clinic (Chair of the Medical Council and Board member), St Vincent's Private Hospital (Chair Medical Credentials Committee) and Sydney Hospital (Honorary Secretary Department of Medicine and Deputy Chair Combined Medical Council).
She has been part of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research for 19 years involved in research projects and clinical trials related to asthma, rhinitis and allergic disease. She regularly appears in the media to explain issues related to allergies and respiratory diseases. Most recently she was interviewed regarding the development of a hayfever vaccine on the ABC.
MBBS from the University of New South Wales