Professor John Miners

Matthew Flinders Distinguished Emeritus 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 subsequently joined the Department of Clinical Pharmacology in 1978. Until 2002 Professor Miners held the positions of Chief Pharmacologist (Flinders Medical Centre) and Professor in Clinical Pharmacology (Flinders University). 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 a Matthew Flinders Distiguished Professor in the Department of Clincal Pharmacology.

  • 1969, BSc, Victoria University of Wellington (VUW)
  • 1971, MSc (1st class honours), (VUW)
  • 1974, PhD (VUW)
  • 1997, DSc, Flinders University
Honours, awards and grants
  • Elected to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (FAHMS), 2018
  • Elected to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA), 2013
  • Scientific Achievement Award, International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX), 2011
  • Distiguished Achievement Award of ASCEPT, 2009
  • Elected to Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Society of New Zealand¬†(HonFRSNZ), 2008
  • Flinders University 40th Anniversay Distinguished Alumni Award, 2006
  • ASCEPT Visiting Lecturer to the British Pharmacological Society, 2005
  • ISI Highly Cited Author in the discipline of Pharmacology, 2001
  • 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 for research excellence,¬†Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT), 2001
  • DSc, Flinders University, 1997
Key responsibilities
Research leadership in pharmacology and therapeutics.
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (20)