Dr Wallington-Beddoe is a Consultant Clinical Haematologist at Flinders Medical Centre and Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University. He is Director of Haematology Clinical Trials for Southern Adelaide Local Health Network where he is the Principal Investigator for several clinical trials for patients with the aggressive blood cancer multiple myeloma. Being a cancer biologist and clinical haematologist, Dr Wallington-Beddoe seeks to translate research findings to the clinic, focusing on novel biomarkers and therapeutic strategies for multiple myeloma.
After completing specialist medical qualifications (FRACP/FRCPA) in the discipline of haematology at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, Dr Wallington-Beddoe undertook PhD studies at The University of Sydney. His work sought to investigate novel therapeutic strategies for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and resulted in several high impact publications and numerous national and international conference presentations. In recognition of this work, Dr Wallington-Beddoe was awarded the 2012 Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand Albert Baikie Memorial Medal and New Investigator Grant. Supported by a NHMRC Peter Doherty Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, he relocated to Adelaide in 2013 to undertake post-doctoral research at the Centre for Cancer Biology, University of South Australia. This period of research elucidated how certain sphingolipid enzymes can be targeted in multiple myeloma to enhance responses to proteasome inhibitors, an important class of drugs for this cancer, resulting in several key publications.
Dr Wallington-Beddoe now heads the Flinders University division of an integrated translational multiple myeloma research program in tandem with the Centre for Cancer Biology, University of South Australia, which aims to maximise clinical and research outcomes for this blood cancer.
BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), MBiostat, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA
Leukaemia Foundation of Australia PhD (clinical) Scholarship (2010 – 2012)
NHMRC Medical/Dental PhD Scholarship (2010 – 2012)
Cancer Institute New South Wales Research Scholar Award (2010 – 2012)
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Research Award (2010 – 2011)
Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand Educational Grant (2011)
Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand New Investigator Scholarship (2013)
Albert Baikie Memorial Medal, Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand (2012)
Royal Adelaide Hospital Mary Overton Early Career Fellowship (2014-2016)
NHMRC Peter Doherty Biomedical Early Career Fellowship (2014-2017)
Royal Australasian College of Physicians Research Establishment Fellowship (2018)
Viertel Foundation Clinical Investigator Award (2019)
NHMRC Project Grant (2019 - 2021)
Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute Kickstart Grant (2019)
Royal Australasian College of Physicians Research Establishment Fellowship (2020)
Cancer Council SA Beat Cancer Project Grant (2020)
Clinical Haematologist, Flinders Medical Centre
Director of Haematology Clinical Trials, Flinders Medical Centre
Multiple Myeloma Translational Research Laboratory Leader, Flinders University
Cell biology, haematology and blood cancers.
Member, Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand
Member, American Society of Hematology
Member, International Myeloma Society
Steering Committee Member of the Australian Myeloma and Research Consortium (AMaRC)
Myeloma Disease Group Committe Member, Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group (ALLG)
Specialist Educator for the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia and Myeloma Australia.
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