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James Angus

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Prof

James Angus

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Analytical Pharmacology
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Prof

James Angus

 

Professor Angus has been an Honorary Professorial Fellow and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne since 2014. From 2003 to 2013, Prof. Angus was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.Prof.

Angus earned a Bachelor of Science in pharmacology with Honours and a Ph.D. from the University of Sydney. In 1974, he was a NHMRC Senior Research Officer at the Hallstrom Institute of Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital & Department of Medicine at the University of Sydney, and the Baker Medical Research Institute in Prahran, Victoria. In 1977 he received the NHMRC CJ Martin Travelling Fellowship to work with Sir James Black who would go on to receive the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1988. Prof. Angus then continued to work at the Baker Medical Research Institute in a variety of roles over the next 15 years including Senior Research Officer, Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, Principal Research Fellow, and Senior Principal Research Fellow of the NHMRC. He was appointed Deputy Director of the Baker Medical Research Institute in 1992. In 1993, Prof. Angus was appointed to the Chair of Pharmacology at the University of Melbourne until he resigned in 2003 to become Dean of the Faculty.His appointments include Chair of the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance Phase 1 (2014-2016), Governor and Director of the Howard Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health since 2003, member of the Program Steering Committee of the Australian Council of Learned Academies (2014-2016), member of the Steering Committee to establish the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (2013-2014), current President of the National Stroke Foundation, current Chair of the University of Melbourne Sport Board, current Board Director of the Jack Brockhoff Foundation since 2015 and current Chair of the Australian Advisory Council on Medicinal Use of Cannabis.Prof. Angus is a Fellow and former Council Member of the Australian Academy of Science as well as the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. Over the past 25 years, he has received numerous research grants from such learned institutions and organizations as the NHMRC, Australian College of Anaesthetists, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Glaxo Smith Kline Pty Ltd and Johnson & Johnson Pty Ltd.His scientific society memberships include the Australian Physiological and Pharmacology Society, Australian Society for Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, British Pharmacological Society, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia, International Society for Heart Research, International Society of Autonomic Neuroscience and International Union of Pharmacology, of which he was first Vice President (2002-2006).He was the recipient of the Alfred Gottschalk Medal of the Australian Academy of Science in 1984, and the Thomson ISI: Australian Citation Laureate in Pharmacology in 2004. In 2010, Prof. Angus was appointed an Officer to The Order of Australia for distinguished service to biomedical research, particularly in the fields of pharmacology and cardiovascular disease, as a leading academic and medical educator, and as a contributor to a range of advisory boards and professional organisations both nationally and internationally. Further, he received the Centenary Medal in 2003 for services to pharmacology and the community. His current research interests are in analytical pharmacology, cardiovascular effects of endothelin and selective antagonists, and determining mechanisms of action of various medicinal cannabis products.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2010

Officer of the Order of Australia


2014

Professor Emeritus, University of Melbourne

2004

Thomson ISI - Australian Citation Laureate in Pharmacology

2003

Centenary Medal

1984

Alfred Gottschalk Medal, Australian Academy of Science

2015

FAHMS (Hon) - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Hon


2002

Fellow, International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences


1996

FAA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Pharmacology And Therapeutics

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Sydney

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

University of Sydney