Christine Jenkins

Professor, Respiratory Medicine, UNSW Sydney and Uni of Sydney; Head, Respiratory Group, George Institute for Global Health

I am a clinician, teacher and researcher. I work at The George Institute for Global Health, and am Professor of Respiratory Medicine at UNSW, Sydney. I practice as a Senior Staff Specialist in Thoracic Medicine at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, and am a Clinical Professor at the University of Sydney. My research focus is in clinical trials in airways disease, and I oversee trials in asthma and COPD in Australia and Asia. I currently chair the Board of Lung Foundation Australia and am a past president of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. My AM was awarded in recognition of service to respiratory medicine as a physician, administrator, and educator. I am an advocate for better care for patients with lung disease, and greater community awareness of the prevalence and possibilities for achieving better outcomes in lung disease.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor, Respiratory Medicine, UNSW Sydney and Uni of Sydney; Head, Respiratory Group, The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney

Education

  • 1975 
    UNSW (MB,BS) University of Sydney (MD), Medicine