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Professor Bill Musk

Clinical Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Department of Respiratory Medicine, University of Western Australia
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, B Block, Ground Floor, Hospital Avenue
Nedlands WA, 6009
Tel: (08) 9346 4528
Fax: (08) 9346 1555


Professor Musk is a Respiratory Physician at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital. He is also Clinical Professor of Medicine and Clinical Professor in the School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia.

Professor Musk is the Chief Investigator on a long running National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding grant, which examines the effects of different levels of exposure to asbestos, including determining the ways in which associated diseases can be prevented through diet and lifestyle. He has also been a co-investigator on projects for the National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases (NCARD), specifically the Genetic Understanding of Asbestos-Related Disease (GUARD) study and the Effects of Asbestos Exposure in Aboriginal People from Roebourne and Balyugalstudy.

Bill also acts as Chairperson of the Busselton Population Research Foundation, Chairperson of the Western Australia (WA) Mesothelioma Register and a Member of the Pneumoconiosis Medical panel in WA. Previously, he was also the President of the Australian Council on Smoking and Health.

The primary focus of Bill’s research is on the epidemiology of respiratory diseases and cancer, pulmonary physiology, occupational and environmental lung disease and evaluation of disability.

In 1992, Bill was awarded as a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to medicine in the area of asbestos related diseases and smoking control.

Last updated: 28 June 2017
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