Peter Sly, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Professor Peter Sly has been a consultant respiratory specialist for 3 decades. While his primary training was in respiratory physiology, he has an established track record investigating infection and inflammation, and the underlying mechanisms of airway disease. Professor Sly was one of the key persons in establishing and managing longitudinal birth cohorts to identify risk factors underlying the development of asthma. He has a long track record in respiratory physiology and in developing and implementing new measurements of lung function. Having had an active interest in children’s environmental health for the past 15 years, Professor Sly established and directed the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Research on Children’s Environmental Health in Perth and, since moving to Brisbane, established the Children’s Health and Environment Programme and the WHOCC for Children’s Health and Environment. He has been a director of the Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health since 2005 and Chairman of the Board since 2009. Professor Sly is actively engaged in WHO Networks in Children’s Environmental Health and in e-Waste and is on the steering committee of the WHO Developmental Origins of Health and Disease programme.
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