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Professor, School of Medicine, Deakin University

Prof Dwyer has over 20 years clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of kidney-related disease, including acute and chronic kidney injury, refractory hypertension and kidney transplantation.
Her research interests focus on purinergic signalling, specifically the role of CD39 and adenosine signalling in health and disease. She has developed small animal models to examine acute and chronic ischaemic induced kidney injury, and kidney, liver and islet transplant related injury.
Prof Dwyer is the Clinical Director of Kidney Health Australia. Kidney Health Australia is the peak body for kidney disease in Australia. Kidney Health Australia has a clear purpose - to achieve good kidney health for all Australians. Kidney Health Australia’s mission is decrease the incidence of kidney disease, and save and improve the lives of Australians affected by kidney disease.


  • –present
    Physician and Nephrologist, Deakin University
  • 2021–present
    Clinical Director, Kidney Health Australia


  • 2020 
    Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, FASLM
  • 2004 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2001 
    Royal Australasian College of Physicians, FRACP
  • 1994 
    The University of Melbourne, MBBS