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PROF Jo Douglass


  • Clinical Allergy
  • Severe Asthma



  • Prof Jo Douglass is currently head of the Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergy at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and an Honorary Clinical Professor at the University of Melbourne. She graduated from Monash University in 1984 and undertook specialist training commenced in Allergy and Respiratory medicine in Melbourne and in the UK. Her research has a major focus of clinical allergy and immunology, including asthma, focusiing on improving the delivery of care to patients in clinical practice. She has published widely with currently 90 academic publications. She is a past President of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), is the Secretary of the Australian Allergy Foundation and a Director of Asthma Victoria.    


Member of

  • American Thoracic Society. Ordinary member 1994 -
  • Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. President: 2010 to 2012 1993 -
  • European Respiratory Society. Ordinary member 1992 -
  • Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Ordinary member 1992 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • MD, Monash University 2000
  • MB BS, Monash University 1984
  • BMedSc, Monash University 1984

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1992


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I have supervised to completion 2 PhD students, one Masters and 5 Honours students.