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Professor Stephen Stick – Wal-yan Centre Director

MB BChir PhD FRACP FAAHMS 

Northern Star Professor of Children’s Respiratory Health Research Professor Stick is a career clinician and clinical researcher, holds a NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science. He graduated in Medicine from Cambridge University, completing his paediatric training in the UK before obtaining a PhD in respiratory physiology at the University of Western Australia.

Prof Stick was head of the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children from 1998-2016. He introduced a number of important clinical services, including the first accredited children’s sleep laboratory in Australia and specialist outreach services to the South West, Goldfields and North West of Western Australia. His contribution as Principal Investigator for the Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis (AREST CF) is internationally recognised and in 2015 he was awarded the Richard Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award, the highest research award of the US Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Prof Stick has had continuous research funding from the NHMRC since 1997 and currently holds over $14m in competitive research funding from national and international sources. His research focus has been the earliest manifestations of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and cystic fibrosis and developing interventions to prevent long term lung damage.

Review Prof Stick's research contributions on ORCID