A/Prof Wallington-Gates is a Consultant Clinical Haematologist and Multiple Myeloma Lead at Flinders Medical Centre and Associate Professor at Flinders University. He is the Principal Investigator of clinical trials for patients with the aggressive blood cancer multiple myeloma. Being a cancer biologist and clinical haematologist, A/Prof Wallington-Gates 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, A/Prof Wallington-Gates 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, A/Prof Wallington-Gates 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.
A/Prof Wallington-Gates 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)
The Hospital Research Foundation & Flinders Foundation Project Grant (2020)
Royal Australasian College of Physicians Research Establishment Fellowship (2021)
NHMRC Ideas Grant (2022 - 2025)
Cancer Council SA Beat Cancer Clinical Investigator Award (2022)
Flinders Foundation Cancer Seed Grant (2022)
Clinical Haematologist and Multiple Myeloma Lead, Flinders Medical Centre, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
Principal Investigator Multiple Myeloma Clinical Trials, Flinders Medical Centre, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
Multiple Myeloma Translational Research Laboratory Leader, College of Medicine and Public Health, 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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