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Dr

Alex Thompson

Senior Research Fellow
Medicine - St Vincent'S Hospital
New treatments
Public health - elimination
Immuno-virology
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gastroenterology & hepatology
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Dr

Alex Thompson

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Viral hepatitis
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Dr

Alex Thompson

 

I am Professor-Director of Gastroenterology at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne (appointed 2014). I am an NHMRC/MRFF Practitioner Fellow.

I am a clinician researcher, with national and international recognition for my research in relation to hepatitis C and hepatitis B, which has focussed on the development of novel therapies, and more recently on new models of care for hepatitis C, specifically treatment of viral hepatitis in the prison sector and in people who inject drugs. I am an Honorary Adjunct Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology, Duke University Medical Center (NC). I am the lead clinician for the state-wide hepatitis program in Victorian prisons, and co-chair of the National Prisons Hepatitis Network in Australia. I am the immediate past chair of the Liver Faculty of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA), during which term I was also a board member of GESA.

I currently CI for an NHMRC program grant and NHMRC practitioner grant, both focussed on the elimination of hepatitis C as a public health threat. My NHMRC funding totals > $AU 14.5 million. I am currently primary supervisor for 6 PhD students and co-supervisor for 2 PhD students. I have supervised 3 PhD students to completion and co-supervised 4 PhD students to completion.

I have a career total of n=170 original articles and n=48 review articles/editorials with 12,123 citations (Scopus), including n=73 articles in the last five years (5,553 citations, Scopus). My h-index is 43. I have published widely in journals including Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, Hepatology, Gut, Gastroenterology, the Journal of Hepatology and the Medical Journal of Australia.

I have been awarded Young Investigator Awards by the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD); Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) and the Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research (now ACH2). In 2011 I was awarded the Edmund Bini HCV Travel Award, AASLD. The Statewide Hepatitis Program in Victoria was awarded an Innovation Award by the World Health Organisation in 2016 under my leadership. I have been recognised as a Hepatitis Hero by Hepatitis Victoria.

Projects

Displaying the 9 most recent projects by Alex Thompson.

9

Projects

Project Types


7

Research Grant


2

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 330 most recent scholarly works by Alex Thompson.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2016

Hepatitis Testing Innovation Contest

World Health Organization

2015

Hepatitis Hero

Hepatitis Victoria

2012

Hepatitis Hero

Hepatitis Victoria

2011

Edmund J. Bini Travel Award

American Association for the Study of the Liver

2008

Young Investigator Travel Award

Asia Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver

2007

Young Investigator Travel Award

American Association for the Study of the Liver

2004

NHMRC postgraduate scholarship

NHMRC

2018

NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship


2013

NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship


2010

NOTINLIST - Not in List


2009

CJMARTIN - C.J. Martin Research Fellowship (National Health & Medical Research Council, Australia)


2004

FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Senior Research Fellow

Medicine - St Vincent'S Hospital

Member

Asia Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL)

Member

Europoean Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

Member

American Associatin for the Study of the Liver (AASLD)

Fellow

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Member

Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA)

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

BACHELOR OF MEDICINE, BACHELOR OF SURGERY

University of Melbourne