Meet our panel of medical specialists

Research Review Australia works with over 70 local medical specialists to select and advise on the most important research from around the world. They advise on what really matters, what impact it has on local healthcare and what we need to do in our daily practice to accomodate new skills and knowledge. Select a category below to see more about each of our expert advisors.

Associate Professor Andrew Östör

Associate Professor Andrew Östör

A/Prof Andrew Östör is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Cabrini Medical Centre and Researcher at Emeritus Research, Melbourne, Australia and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK. He was formally the Director of the Rheumatology Clinical Research Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, a post that he held for 10 years. His research interests currently focus on early inflammatory arthritis, biologic and novel treatments for rheumatic diseases, clinical trials, RA-associated lung disease and disorders of the shoulder joint. His other main interest is in medical education... read more »

Clinical Professor Peter Youssef

Clinical Professor Peter Youssef

Clinical Professor Peter Youssef, attended Sydney University graduating with first class honours in Medicine in 1986. He then did training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Sydney. Peter became a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1993. He completed his doctorate in 1997 at the Flinders University of South Australia and then post-doctoral studies in Dublin returning to The University of New South Wales as a post-doctoral fellow. He is a clinical Professor of Rheumatology at Sydney University. Since 2007 he has been the rheumatology subeditor of the Internal Medicine Journal... read more »

Associate Professor Les Barnsley

Associate Professor Les Barnsley

Les holds Medicine, Epidemiology and Philosophy degrees. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a Scientific Fellow of the Faculty of Rehabilitation, Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He is Senior Staff Specialist and Head in the Department of Rheumatology at Concord Hospital and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Sydney. Associate Professor Barnsley has contributed chapters to textbooks and has over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including two in the New England Journal of Medicine. He was a member of the Expert Writing Committee for the 1st and 2nd editions of Therapeutic Guidelines in Rheumatology. He has been the Principal Investigator in several industry-sponsored trials of therapies for RA and OA. His research interests include spinal pain, whiplash, musculoskeletal medicine, medical education and general rheumatology... read more »

Clinical Assoc Prof Rob Will

Clinical Assoc Prof Rob Will

Rob Will, BSc(Hons) MBBS FRACP EMBA, trained in Rheumatology and Epidemiology in Perth and Bath, UK. He is a consultant Rheumatologist and runs a busy private practice in Perth, with a keen interest in DEXA and Osteoporosis Management. He runs a private research group with interests in osteoarthritis, as well as clinical studies in RA, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthritis and osteoporosis... read more »