Dean's Distinguished Lecture, October

Event details


  • McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, QEII Medical Centre
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Date and time

  • 8 October 2019, 12.30-1.30pm

Event type

  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


  • Academics
  • Current students
  • Domestic
  • Future students
  • International
  • Graduates or near graduates
  • Postgraduate
  • Undergraduate

Event Fee

  • Free


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Join the Faculty for its monthly Dean’s Distinguished Lecture where Professor Toby Richards will be presenting on the topic of Optimising patients for major surgery: Are you ready to run a marathon?


Professor Toby Richards was recently appointed as the Lawrence-Brown Professor of Vascular Surgery at The University of Western Australia, having spent nine years at University College London (UCL). 


In 2009 Professor Richards commenced at UCL as a Senior Lecturer in Surgery before being promoted to Professor in 2015. He has led a series of international clinical trials and supervised a successful cohort of both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has produced over 100 peer reviewed publications in his tenure at UCL and brought in £6.2 million of research funding.  


The aim of Professor Richards’ work is to develop a harmonised and integrated centre for clinical trials. He will be working across UWA, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and the South Metropolitan Health Service to develop a clinical trials unit as part of the WA Health Translation Network Community Care Unit. 


Professor Richards has been an invited speaker at over 75 international conferences in the last five years and is a key opinion leader on clinical trials in Patient Blood Management and Vascular Surgery. He is a board member of NATA (the international association for Patient Blood Management), Australian Clinical Trials Alliance, and working group member for the NHS Blood and Transplant, British Blood Transfusion Society, Vascular Society Research and Vascular Endovascular Research Network.