Professor Simon Carney

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

University of Edinburgh.          September 1983- July 1989

Graduation:                    M.B., Ch.B., July 1989.

Honours Year:                  1986-87, B.Sc.(Hons.) in Anatomy - First Class.

                               Thesis: Mast Cells in the Human Nasal Mucosa

Distinctions:                    Surgery.

Post-Graduate Qualifications:

FRCSEd(Clinical Surgery in General):

Part A:                   February 1991

Parts B & C:               November 1993

FRCSEd(CSIG with Otolaryngology):

Parts B & C:               November 1994

FRCS(ORL-HNS): Inter-collegiate:             November 1998

Awarded RSM Section of Laryngology and Rhinology Gold Medal for the best candidate.

FRACS (Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery):

2nd Part:                  June 2001   

MD: Flinders University                     December 2005

Honours, awards and grants

Midland Institute of Otology Rhinology Prize, 1998. Awarded for the best submitted rhinological paper.

RSM Section of Laryngology and Rhinology, Gold Medal for the best candidate in the FRCS Inter-collegiate Examination in Otolaryngology, 1998.

Star Reviewer Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, 2007.

Scott-Brown’s Otolaryngology 7th edition (Authored 4 chapters):

i) Awarded First Prize BMA Medical Book Competition. 2009.

ii) Awarded George Davey Howells Prize 2008 University of London.

Australian Learning Teaching Council: Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2010.

Key responsibilities

Professor of ORL-HNS, Flinders University.
Founder of Flinders ENT Research Team.
Former Editor, Australian Supplement of Journal of Laryngology and Otology.
Associate Editor, American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy.

President Australian & New Zealand Rhinologic Society.

Chairman, Education & Training Sub-committee, International Symposium of Inflammation and Allergy in the Nose (ISIAN)

Teaching interests
Clinical ENT teaching.
Anatomy of the Head & Neck
Supervisory interests
Computer simulations
ENT Surgery
Endoscopic surgery
Molecular changes associated with cancer
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Aquaporins in the nose (1), molecular changes in laryngopharyngeal reflux (1)
Associate supervisor: micro-RNAs (1)
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