Professor Kevin Forsyth

Professor

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences Building (3.38)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
  • Dean, People and Resources, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University
  • Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health. Paediatric Immunologist with expertise in immune deficiency, and research interests in airway immunology, RSV, pertussis and medical education
  • Presiding Chair of the South Australian Department of Health Medical Education and Training Council
  • Convener of a global pediatric academic group committed to improving support for child health workers in leadership, clinical competence and training expertise globally. This group is called GapHeal, Global Alliance for Pediatric Health Education and Leadership
  • Expertise in academic leadership and medical education--was the inaugural Dean and Director of Education for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians 2006-2010
Qualifications
MB, ChB
MD
PhD
FRACP
FRCPA
Key responsibilities
  • Responsible for the academic staff and resources within the Flinders University College of Medicine and Public Health
  • Teaching, research, clinical duties in Paediatrics at Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University
  • State-wide responsibilities for medical education and training in SA Health
    National responsibilities in Clinical Supervision
  • Coordination of a global approach to supporting education and training in paediatrics and child health
Research expertise
Immunology
Other medical and health sciences
Specialist studies in education
Research interests

Immunology of airway inflammation in infants, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), bronchioitis, immunology of infection, pertussis disease
Medical education, clinical supervision, global child health policy development

Teaching interests

Responsible for the academic teaching staff in the College of Medicine and Public Health

Child health teaching locally and globally

Supervisory interests
Airway immunology
Child and adolescent health
Clinical teaching, student supervision
Medical education
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: PEANUT ALLERGY IN INFANTS (1), Evaluation of outcomes in high-risk children (1)
Associate supervisor: DYNAMIC HIP ULTRASOUND IN NEWBORNS (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: GUT MICROBIOME AND LPS AND ITS ROLE IN THE HYGIENE HYPOTHESIS AND IMMUNE MARKERS OF INFLAMMATION IN THE LUNG AND GUT (1), BRONCHIOLITIS IN INFANTS AND IMMUNOLOGICAL MECHANISMS (1)
Associate supervisor: RSV AND LUNG INFALMMATION AND LIPIDS IN INFANT LUNGS (1), T-CELL MARKERS (1), Diarrhea in top-end aboriginal children (1), Airway smooth muscle cell expression of proteins (1), LIPIDS AND BRONCHIOLITIS AND AIRWAY INFLAMMATION IN INFANTS (1), BRINCHIOLITIS AND AIRWAY NEUTROPHILS (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
AIDS
Child/Youth Health
Immunisation
Infection/Infectious Diseases
Medical Education
Respiratory Research
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Viruses
Bronchiolitis
Child Health
Children's Infectious Diseases
Cot Death
Immunisation
Immunodeficiency
International Child Health
Medical Education
Paediatric Immunology
Respiratory Immunology
Available for contact via
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+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • AIDS
  • Child/Youth Health
  • Immunisation
  • Infection/Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Education
  • Respiratory Research
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Viruses
Interests
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Child Health
  • Children's Infectious Diseases
  • Cot Death
  • Immunisation
  • Immunodeficiency
  • International Child Health
  • Medical Education
  • Paediatric Immunology
  • Respiratory Immunology

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