Prof Jo Douglass is the James Stewart Professor of Medicine and the Director of Research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Medical School. She is a physician who trained in Respiratory Medicine and Allergy and Clinical Immunology and from 2012 to 2020 was head of The Department of Immunology and Allergy at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
She is an active clinician with clinical practice and teaching in asthma, especially severe asthma, allergic diseases, and Immune Deficiencies. Prof Douglass trained in Medicine at Monash University and undertook postgraduate training and education at Southampton and in London. She is an active researcher with current funded projects in severe asthma, especially Thunderstorm asthma and practice in the genomics of immune deficiencies alongside collaborators at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. She is widely published, with over 100 original publications. She is a past president of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy and is a Fellow of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. She has served on numerous consumer groups including being current medical advisor to AusPIPs.
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2016 Thunderstorm-asthma epidemic in Melbourne, Australia: An analysis of patient characteristics associated with hospitalization
Nur-Shirin Harun, Philippe Lachapelle, Gayan Bowatte, Caroline Lodge, George Braitberg, Louis Irving, Timothy Hinks, Shyamali Dharmage, Jo Douglass
Journal article | 2020 | Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
A systematic review of the role of grass pollen and fungi in thunderstorm asthma
Nur S Idrose, Shyamali C Dharmage, Adrian J Lowe, Katrina A Lambert, Caroline J Lodge, Michael J Abramson, Jo A Douglass, Ed J Newbigin, Bircan Erbas
Journal article | 2020 | Environmental Research
BACKGROUND: Thunderstorm asthma is defined as epidemics of asthma occurring shortly after a thunderstorm. While grass pollen has b..
Skin Prick Test Predictive Values for the Outcome of Cashew Challenges in Children
Vicki McWilliam, Rachel L Peters, Katrina J Allen, Shyamali C Dharmage, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Mimi LK Tang, Joanne Smart, Kirsten Perrett, Dean Tey, Marnie Robinson, Mark Taranto, Jennifer J Koplin, Lyle C Gurrin, Terence Dwyer, Adrian Lowe, Melissa Wake, Colin Robertson, Susan Sawyer, George Patton, Jo Douglass, et al.
Journal article | 2020 | The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
BACKGROUND: Cashew is a common cause of tree nut allergy in children. To date there have been few studies of diagnostic tests for ..
Continued loss of asthma control following epidemic thunderstorm asthma
Chuan T Foo, Ellen LY Yee, Alan Young, Eve Denton, Mark Hew, Robyn O'Hehir, Naghmeh Radhakrishna, Sarah Matthews, Matthew Conron, Nur-Shirin Harun, Philippe Lachapelle, Jo Anne Douglass, Louis Irving, Joy Lee, Wendy Stevenson, Christine Faye McDonald, David Langton, Ceri Banks, Francis Thien
Journal article | 2019 | Asia Pacific Allergy
Self-reported asthma prevalence and control in a population-based cohort of Australian school students aged 10-14 years
Rubina Hameed, Rachel L Peters, Michael J Field, Jennifer J Koplin, Shyamali C Dharmage, Katrina J Allen, Mimi LK Tang, Susan Sawyer, Lyle C Gurrin, George Patton, Jo Douglass, Peter Vuillermin
Journal article | 2019 | Archives of Disease in Childhood
Fatal Enteroviral Encephalitis in a Patient with Common Variable Immunodeficiency Harbouring a Novel Mutation in NFKB2
Charlotte A Slade, Catriona McLean, Thomas Scerri, Binh Giang Tran, Steven Megaloudis, Alexander Strathmore, Jessica C Tempany, Katherine Nicholls, Colleen D'Arcy, Melanie Bahlo, Philip D Hodgkin, Jo A Douglass, Vanessa L Bryant
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Clinical Immunology
Patterns of Carriage of Prescribed Adrenaline Autoinjectors in 10-to 14-Year-Old Food-Allergic Students: A Population-Based Study
Marnie Robinson, Jennifer J Koplin, Michael J Field, Mari Sasaki, Rachel L Peters, Vicki McWilliam, Susan M Sawyer, George C Patton, Peter J Vuillermin, Jo Douglass, Lyle C Gurrin, Mimi LK Tang, Shyamali C Dharmage, Katrina J Allen
Journal article | 2019 | The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
Long-term safety and efficacy of benralizumab in patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma: 1-year results from the BORA phase 3 extension trial.
William W Busse, Eugene R Bleecker, J Mark FitzGerald, Gary T Ferguson, Peter Barker, Stephanie Sproule, Richard F Olsson, Ubaldo J Martin, Mitchell Goldman, undefined BORA study investigators
Journal article | 2019 | The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
BACKGROUND: Benralizumab is an interleukin-5 receptor α-directed cytolytic monoclonal antibody that has been shown to safely reduc..
The 2016 Melbourne thunderstorm asthma epidemic: Risk factors for severe attacks requiring hospital admission
Mark Hew, Joy Lee, Nugroho H Susanto, Shivonne Prasad, Philip G Bardin, Sara Barnes, Laurence Ruane, Anne M Southcott, Andrew Gillman, Alan Young, Kanishka Rangamuwa, Robyn E O'Hehir, Christine McDonald, Michael Sutherland, Matthew Conron, Sarah Matthews, Nur-Shirin Harun, Philippe Lachapelle, Jo A Douglass, Louis Irving, et al.
Journal article | 2019 | Allergy
The Melbourne epidemic thunderstorm asthma event 2016: an investigation of environmental triggers, effect on health services, and patient risk factors
Francis Thien, Paul J Beggs, Danny Csutoros, Jai Darvall, Mark Hew, Janet M Davies, Philip G Bardin, Tony Bannister, Sara Barnes, Rinaldo Bellomo, Timothy Byrne, Andrew Casamento, Matthew Conron, Anthony Cross, Ashley Crosswell, Jo A Douglass, Matthew Durie, John Dyett, Elizabeth Ebert, Bircan Erbas, et al.
Journal article | 2018 | The Lancet Planetary Health
BACKGROUND: A multidisciplinary collaboration investigated the world's largest, most catastrophic epidemic thunderstorm asthma eve..
Delayed Diagnosis and Complications of Predominantly Antibody Deficiencies in a Cohort of Australian Adults
Charlotte A Slade, Julian J Bosco, Tran Binh Giang, Elizabeth Kruse, Robert G Stirling, Paul U Cameron, Fiona Hore-Lacy, Michael F Sutherland, Sara L Barnes, Stephen Holdsworth, Samar Ojaimi, Gary A Unglik, Joseph De Luca, Mittal Patel, Jeremy McComish, Kymble Spriggs, Yang Tran, Priscilla Auyeung, Katherine Nicholls, Robyn E O'Hehir, et al.
Journal article | 2018 | Frontiers in Immunology
Risk Factors for Food Allergy in Early Adolescence: The SchoolNuts Study
Mari Sasaki, Rachel L Peters, Jennifer J Koplin, Michael J Field, Vicki McWilliam, Susan M Sawyer, Peter J Vuillermin, Angela Pezic, Lyle C Gurrin, Jo A Douglass, Mimi LK Tang, Shyamali C Dharmage, Katrina J Allen
Journal article | 2018 | The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
Prevalence of clinic-defined food allergy in early adolescence: The SchoolNuts study
Mari Sasaki, Jennifer J Koplin, Shyamali C Dharmage, Michael J Field, Susan M Sawyer, Vicki McWilliam, Rachel L Peters, Lyle C Gurrin, Peter J Vuillermin, Jo Douglass, Angela Pezic, Maia Brewerton, Mimi LK Tang, George C Patton, Katrina J Allen
Journal article | 2018 | Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Nut allergy prevalence and differences between Asian-born children and Australian-born children of Asian descent: a state-wide survey of children at primary school entry in Victoria, Australia
M Panjari, JJ Koplin, SC Dharmage, RL Peters, LC Gurrin, SM Sawyer, V McWilliam, JK Eckert, D Vicendese, B Erbas, MC Matheson, MLK Tang, J Douglass, A-L Ponsonby, T Dwyer, S Goldfeld, KJ Allen
Journal article | 2016 | Clinical & Experimental Allergy
Persistent Food Allergy and Food Allergy Coexistent with Eczema Is Associated with Reduced Growth in the First 4 Years of Life
Cara Beck, Jennifer Koplin, Shyamali Dharmage, Melissa Wake, Lyle Gurrin, Vicki McWilliam, Mimi Tang, Cong Sun, Rebecca Foskey, Katrina J Allen
Journal article | 2016 | The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
Haploinsufficiency of the NF-kappa B1 Subunit p50 in Common Variable Immunodeficiency
Manfred Fliegauf, Vanessa L Bryant, Natalie Frede, Charlotte Slade, See-Tarn Woon, Klaus Lehnert, Sandra Winzer, Alla Bulashevska, Thomas Scerri, Euphemia Leung, Anthony Jordan, Baerbel Keller, Esther de Vries, Hongzhi Cao, Fang Yang, Alejandro A Schaeffer, Klaus Warnatz, Peter Browett, Jo Douglass, Rohan V Ameratunga, et al.
Journal article | 2015 | The American Journal of Human Genetics
Clinical Efficacy and Immunologic Effects of Omalizumab in Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
Astrid L Voskamp, Andrew Gillman, Karen Symons, Alessandra Sandrini, Jennifer M Rolland, Robyn E O'Hehir, Jo A Douglass
Journal article | 2015 | The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
Systemic mastocytosis: a gastroenterological perspective.
Hamish Philpott, Paul Gow, Peter Crowley, Sanjay Nandurkar, Jo Douglass, Peter R Gibson
Journal article | 2012 | Frontline Gastroenterology
A 53 year old woman presented with abnormal liver function tests and subsequently developed intermittent abdominal pain, vomiting ..
House Dust Mite Sublingual Immunotherapy The Role for Transforming Growth Factor-beta and Functional Regulatory T Cells
Robyn E O'Hehir, Leanne M Gardner, Maria P de Leon, Belinda J Hales, Mark Biondo, Jo A Douglass, Jennifer M Rolland, Alessandra Sandrini
Journal article | 2009 | American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
'You have to learn to live with it': a qualitative and quantitative study of older people with asthma
Dianne P Goeman, Robyn E O'Hehir, Christine Jenkins, Simon L Scharf, Jo A Douglass
Journal article | 2007 | The Clinical Respiratory Journal
INTRODUCTION: Asthma mortality has declined overall because of a range of public health initiatives. In western countries, the maj..
Optimal management of asthma.in elderly patients - Strategies to improve adherence to recommended interventions
Dianne P Goeman, Jo A Douglass
Journal article | 2007 | Drugs & Aging
Adherence to asthma medications presents a problem in all age groups, and older people with chronic illnesses such as asthma also ..
Anaphylaxis to Gelofusine (R) confirmed by in vitro basophil activation test: a case series
E Apostolou, K Deckert, R Puy, A Sandrini, MP de Leon, JA Douglass, JM Rolland, RE O'Hehir
Journal article | 2006 | Anaesthesia
The plasma expander Gelofusine (succinylated gelatin) is a recognised cause of peri-operative anaphylaxis. Current diagnosis of Ge..
Induction of T 'regulatory' cells by standardized house dust mite immunotherapy: an increase in CD4( )CD25( ) interleukin-10( ) T cells expressing peripheral tissue trafficking markers
LM Gardner, FC Thien, JA Douglass, JM Rolland, RE O'Hehir
Journal article | 2004 | Clinical <html_ent glyph="@amp;" ascii="&"/> Experimental Allergy
BACKGROUND: Clinically effective subcutaneous allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) is associated with altered circulating T cell ..
Role of intravenous immunoglobulin in severe steroid-dependent asthma.
S Haque, N Boyce, FCK Thien, RE O'Hehir, J Douglass
Journal article | 2003 | Internal Medicine Journal
BACKGROUND: Subgroups of asthma patients have extremely severe respiratory symptoms that require chronic use of steroids for disea..
Mannitol as a challenge test to identify exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in elite athletes.
Karen Holzer, Sandra D Anderson, Hak-Kim Chan, Jo Douglass
Journal article | 2003 | American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Bronchial provocation tests provide objective criteria for asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) and were recommen..
Exercise in elite summer athletes: Challenges for diagnosis.
Karen Holzer, Sandra D Anderson, Jo Douglass
Journal article | 2002 | Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
BACKGROUND: There is a high prevalence of asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) in elite athletes when the diagnos..
Adverse events associated with rush Hymenoptera venom immunotherapy
GP Westall, FCK Thien, D Czarny, RE O'Hehir, JA Douglass
Journal article | 2001 | Medical Journal of Australia
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence and nature of adverse events associated with the induction of rush Hymenoptera venom immuno..
Intradermal challenge with interleukin-8 causes tissue oedema and neutrophil accumulation in atopic and non-atopic human subjects.
J Douglass, D Dhami, M Bulpitt, IJ Lindley, J Shute, MK Church, ST Holgate
Journal article | 1996 | Clinical <html_ent glyph="@amp;" ascii="&"/> Experimental Allergy
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is a cytokine with potent neutrophil chemotactic and activating properties and is active in infla..
Short-term efficacy of ultrasonically nebulized hypertonic saline in cystic fibrosis
PA Eng, J Morton, JA Douglass, J Riedler, J Wilson, CF Robertson
Journal article | 1996 | Pediatric Pulmonology
Progressive lung disease in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) is caused by thick secretions, which cause airway obstruction and s..
Influence of interleukin-8 challenge in the nasal mucosa in atopic and nonatopic subjects.
JA Douglass, D Dhami, CE Gurr, M Bulpitt, JK Shute, PH Howarth, IJ Lindley, MK Church, ST Holgate
Journal article | 1994 | American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is a major cytokine in the recruitment of neutrophils (polymorphonuclear leukocytes) to areas of inflammation..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Fellow of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
James Stewart Chair Of Medicine
Medicine - Royal Melbourne Hospital
American Thoracic Society
President: 2010 To 2012
Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
European Respiratory Society
Doctor of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
Bachelor of Medical Science