Professor Neil Piller

Academic Status & Web Supervisor

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (4A:124)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Neil is a Lymphologist and Director of the lymphoedema Clinical Research Unit

Neil was one of the initial coordinators of the Advanced Studies Stream in the MD Program

Neil is Executvie member of the of the International Society for Lymphology,

Neil is Clinical Sciences and Chief editor of the "Journal of Lymphoedema" (UK), a member of the editorial boards of "Phlebology" (USA) and "Lymphology" (USA).

He is Australasian Editor or the "Journal of Lymphatic research and Biology" (USA).

Neil was President of the 22nd International Congress of Lymphology (Sydney.)

He is a member International Advisory Board Union Internationale Phlebologie and a member of its consensus groups on Lymphoedema and Phlebo-lymphoedema,

He is a board member of the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphoedema Care and the Australian College of Phlebology and a member of the steering committee for the Australian and American Lymphoedema Frameworks.

He has been on the scientific and organising committees of a range of recent international congresses including the Australasian Lymphology Association/ILF conference in Darwin 2016, the joint Italian and International Lymphoedema Framework Congress in Siracusa 2017, the ILF and Dutch Lymphodema Frameworks groups in Rotterdam 2018 and the 2019 ILF and American Lymphoedema Framework Congress in Chicago USA as well as the section Convener and Chair of pharmacological management of Lymphoedemas at the International Society of Lymphology Conference in Buenos Aires also in 2019

He was Scientific Chair of the 13th Australasian Society of Lymphology Meeting 2020 originally to be held in Hobart , (and later held as a vitrual meeting) and Co-organiser of the lymphology theme area of the Australasian College of Phlebology meeting originally to be held in Auckland.

Qualifications

B.Sc 1972 Adelaide

B Sc (Hons) 1973 Adelaide

Ph D 1979 Mode of Action of Benzopyrones in thermal and other oedemas Adelaide.

Honours, awards and grants

Australasian Lymphology Association Award - Lifetime contribution to Lymphology Darwin 2016

Honorary Life Membership Lymphoedema Association of Victoria May 2015

Established Researcher Presentation Award (WALT World Association Laser Therapy) 2012

Fellow Emeritus Australian College of Phlebology 2011

Gold Medal for Advancement of Lymphoedema research: Australasian college of Phlebology, Melbourne 2011

International Lymphoedema Framework Award for Lymphoedema research; London, 2010

American Society for Lymphology award - for Dedication to the adance of Evidence based Medicine in the Field of Lymphology 2007

Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching Graduate Studiies Program 2000.

Key responsibilities

Ph D and M Sc supervisor/co-supervisor: Impact of climate change on lymphoedemas (qualitative and quantitative aspects), Skin in Primary Lymphoedemas, Service provision and needs in rural and remote areas

Clinical Trial Supervisor, Lymphoedema Clinical Research Unit for pilot studies and trials conducted by Advanced Studies Students in the MD program including: Impact of limb dominance on Lymphoedema diagnosis, The use of negative pressure in the treatment of lymphoedema with and without fibrosis; Objective classification for lymphooedemas,

Clinical Trial co-supervisor of Speech Pathology Students: Objective assessment strategies for Head and Neck Lymphoedemas

CI with members from Uni SA and State Path and Clinical Genetics in a trial to determine the Genetic basis of lipoedemas and of the relationshop between the genotype and phenotype for lipoedema

CI with members of the Lymphoedema Clinical Research Unit and Surgery in the Assessment of the impact of Deupirfenidone on Secondary Arm Lymphoedemas

CI with members of the Lymphoedema Clinical Research Unit in the Objective assessment of vibration on fluids and contents in normal limbs.

Teaching interests

Survey Research,  Research Design, , Lymphatic and Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology,

Supervisory interests
Blood tissue lymph systems
Lipoedema, assessment, treatment and management
Lymphatic system
Lymphoedema
Lymphoedema and oedemas, community based screening programs
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Lymphoedema Prevalence support and Equity in WA (1), Climate change and Lymphoedema (1)
Associate supervisor: Primary Lymphoedema response to IPC (1), Clinical implications in the detection, prevention and therapeutic managment of secondary lymphoedema in patients with cutaneous wounds and scarring (Victoria Univ.) (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: The efficacy of home based exercise regimes for limb oedemas (1), The indicence and severity of lower limb lymphoedema in high impact trauma patients with severe soft tissue loss (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Malou van Zanten

Best Day Presenter International Lymphoedema Framework Congress Glasgow - JUN 2014

Malou van Zanten

International Society of Lymphology Presidential Prize- Rome - SEP 2013

Malou van Zanten

Channel 9 Young Achiever Semi-finalist - FEB 2015

Malou van Zanter

Flinders University Publication Award - FEB 2016

Malou van Zanten

Siroptomist International Ester Bright Travel Award - APR 2012

Malou van Zanten

Flinders University Best Ph D student presentation -

Expert for media contact
Breast Cancer
Cancer
Lymphoedemas
Medical research
Bioimpedance Spectroscopy for Sub-Clinical Fluid Detection
Blood Tissue Lymph Systems, Inter-Relationships and Interfaces
Body Compositional Changes and Impact on Health and Wellbeing
Community Based Screening Programs for Lymphoedema and Other Oedemas
Development of Instruments for The Objectification of Tissue Changes
Health Professional Training in Assessment, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Lymphoedemas
Lipoedema: Assessment, Treatment and Management
Measurement of Changes in Tissue Fluids
Measurement of Fibrotically Indurated Tissues
Mode of Action of Treatments for Lymphoedemas and Oedemas
Objective Assessment of Lymphoedemas
Patient/Home Based Management Strategies
lipoedema
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Media expertise
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Lymphoedemas
  • Medical research
Interests
  • Bioimpedance Spectroscopy for Sub-Clinical Fluid Detection
  • Blood Tissue Lymph Systems, Inter-Relationships and Interfaces
  • Body Compositional Changes and Impact on Health and Wellbeing
  • Community Based Screening Programs for Lymphoedema and Other Oedemas
  • Development of Instruments for The Objectification of Tissue Changes
  • Health Professional Training in Assessment, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Lymphoedemas
  • Lipoedema: Assessment, Treatment and Management
  • Measurement of Changes in Tissue Fluids
  • Measurement of Fibrotically Indurated Tissues
  • Mode of Action of Treatments for Lymphoedemas and Oedemas
  • Objective Assessment of Lymphoedemas
  • Patient/Home Based Management Strategies
  • lipoedema
Further information

Full CV and other details attached

Piller CV 2020 update (docx)

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