Currently, I am Clinical Nephrologist at the University Hospital Geelong in Victoria. I am Conjoint Clinical Professor of Medicine at Deakin University and University Hospital Geelong, Geelong. I graduated with MBBS in 1970 from Monash University. I was Director of the Renal Unit at Geelong Hospital, Barwon Health from 1978 – 2011.
I established the first home nocturnal haemodialysis program in Australia in 2001. And I established the first known/reported water conservation practices in haemodialysis in 2004. In 2010, I established the first known/reported solar-assisted haemodialysis program.
My current research interest is in tackling the profound problem of haemodialysis plastic waste by sterilizing/shredding and then incorporating it as an additive to concrete. I work on this in partnership with the School of Engineering at Deakin University, Geelong.
I established the first international literature base for environmental nephrology, introducing the terms ‘green dialysis’ and ‘eco-dialysis’. I have published more than 250 peer-reviewed papers and abstracts and I am the author of two websites: Nocturnal Home Haemodialysis and Green Dialysis.
I am Medical Advisor to the US-based Home Dialysis Central.
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