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A/PROF Adrian Lowe


  • Allergic disease prevention



  • Dr. Lowe is a NHMRC Career Development Fellow in the Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic (MEGA) Epidemiology. He is a co-investigator on the Melbourne Atopy Cohort Study, a family study of allergic disease, which has recently received NHMRC funding. He is also an investigator on HealthNuts, a study to determine the prevalence and risk factors for peanut allergy. He also has research collaborations with Umeå University and Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Adrian’s research interests concern the natural history of allergic diseases in childhood, and what might have caused the rapid rise in the prevalence of these conditions over the last four decades. His specific interests include the possible role of vitamin D int he aetiology of allergic disease, and the epidemiology of eczema.   


Member of

  • Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. member 2004 -
  • Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Member 2004 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2008
  • MPH, University of Melbourne 2001
  • BBSc, La Trobe University 1997

Awards and honors

  • NHMRC Fellowship, 2017
  • Head’s Award for Excellence in Early Career Research, University of Melbourne, 2013
  • Head’s Award for PhD Excellence, Unversity of Melbourne, 2009
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in a PhD Thesis, University of Melbourne, 2009



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Dr Lowe is available for higher degree research student supervision.  He currently supervises three PhD candidates, two as principle supervisor.