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Professor of Medicine, Flinders University

Professor Robert Adams was a respiratory and general physician and is a member of the Discipline of Medicine at the University of Adelaide before joining Flinders University.

He is the Director of The Health Observatory, Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he has a focus on health care system improvement and innovative approaches for chronic disease prevention and healthy lifestyles.

He is co-principal investigator in the North West Adelaide Health Cohort Study (NWAHS) and has published widely from this database on a number of chronic disease issues including respiratory diseases, obesity, the metabolic syndrome and a number of nutrition related issues.

Prof. Adams is the author of over 100 articles on a range of topics including the burden of asthma and in health behavior and psychosocial aspects of respiratory medicine, as well as population epidemiology of chronic diseases.


  • –present
    Professor of Medicine, University of Adelaide