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Professor of Respiratory Medicine, South Western Sydney Clinical School, UNSW Sydney

Guy Marks is a respiratory physician and a respiratory and environmental epidemiologist. His main research interests are in chronic respiratory disease (asthma and COPD), tuberculosis control and the adverse health effects of exposure to air pollution. He is currently a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellow. He is head of the Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology group at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research and Professor of Respiratory Medicine at University of NSW, based at Liverpool Hospital. His other major roles include Editor-in-Chief (lung diseases) of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Vice-President of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Director the Australian Centre for Airways disease Monitoring (ACAM, a collaborating unit of the Australian Institute of Health Welfare), Principal Investigator of the Centre for Air quality and health Research and evaluation (CAR, an NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence), Chair of the NSW TB Advisory Committee, and Chair of the NSW Chief Health Officer’s Expert Advisory Committee on Air Pollution. He was awarded the Research Medal of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand in 2010 and an Achievement Award by the NHMRC in 2013 for being the top-ranked applicant for a Research Fellowship in that year. During 2016, Dr Marks joined WHO in Geneva on a one year sabbatical to work with the unit on management of noncommunicable diseases (MND) on developing the global strategy for chronic lung disease in accordance with the Global Action Plan on Non Communicable Disease. .


  • –present
    Specialist Respiratory Physician, Liverpool Hospital
  • –present
    Head of Epidemiology, Woolcock Institute, University of Sydney
  • –present
    Professor, University of New South Wales