Professor John Miners

Professor - Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (6D:311)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Professor Miners was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Oxford University before taking up a position as Toxicologist in the Department of Biochemistry and Chemical Pathology of Flinders Medical Centre in 1977. He joined the Department of Clinical Pharmacology in 1978. Until 2002 Prof Miners held the positions of Chief Pharmacologist and Professor in Clinical Pharmacology. From 2003 to 2013, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology. He currently holds a part-time research only position as Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
  • 1969, BSc, Victoria University of Wellington (VUW)
  • 1971, MSc (1st class honours), (VUW)
  • 1974, PhD (VUW)
  • 1997, DSc, Flinders University
Honours, awards and grants
  • Scientific Achievement Award, International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics, 2011
  • Distiguished Achievement Award of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT), 2009
  • Elected to Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2008
  • Flinders University Distinguished Alumni Award (2006)
  • ASCEPT Visiting Lecturer to the British Pharmacological Society (2005)
  • ISI Highly Cited Author in the discipline of Pharmacology
  • ISI Citation Laureate, 2001 (ranked in the top 30 Australasian scientists based on the number of highly cited papers between 1982-1999)
  • Michael Rand Medallist of ASCEPT (2001)
  • DSc, Flinders University (1997)
Key responsibilities
Research leadership in pharmacology and therapeutics.
Research interests
Drug and chemical metabolism in humans, particularly sources of variability in drug elimination and its pharmacokinetic and therapeutic consequences. Current interests include:
  • Structure-function relationships and genetic polymorphisms of human UDP-glucuronosyltransferases and cytochromes P450
  • In vitro (in vitro-in vivo extrapolation) and computational models for the prediction of drug and chemical metabolism parameters in vivo
  • Drug-drug interactions
  • Metabolomics (including biomarkers of drug response)
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring

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