We welcome our Australia and New Zealand Rhinologic Society Committee Members for 2021/22
Professor Richard Harvey
Prof. Richard J Harvey, MD PhD currently works as a dedicated rhinologist (nose, sinus, allergy and endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery) at Macquarie University and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Sydney. He is the program head of Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery at the Applied Medical Research Center of UNSW and is Professor at both the University of NSW and Macquarie University. After several years of post-training fellowships, including formal fellowships in the USA and UK, Richard practices in Sydney, Australia, as one of only a few dedicated rhinologists in the country. He has authored over 300 publications, books, book chapters and completed his PhD in trans-nasal skull base surgery.
Richard has presented over 800 lectures and talks on sino-nasal disease management. He is the current Editor-in-chief of the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology (ww.w.TheAJO.com) as well as an associate editor for the Cochrane ENT disorders group currently. Richard contributes to the editorial board for Rhinology Journal, American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy and the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology and is actively involved in research programs in Sydney.
He is the recipient of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the Art and Science of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, intended to recognise members who are providing outstanding OHNS services beyond their normal practice activities. Along with training surgeons in both developed and emerging countries, Richard runs a series of courses with Sydney every year to further rhinologic education and training in Australia.
Professor Richard Douglas
Immediate Past President
MD, FRACS, FRACP, MRCP
Richard is an ORL surgeon with particular interest in endoscopic sinus and medial skull base surgery. He trained and practised as a clinical immunologist and allergist at Auckland Hospital before undertaking training in ORL. He is currently am a Professor in Surgery at The University of Auckland and Consultant Surgeon at Auckland City Hospital, and have his own private practice at Mauranui Clinic in Epsom.
The focus of my research has been the interaction between the local immunity of the nasal and sinus mucosa and the bacteria that cause chronic rhinosinusitis. This condition is characterized by its intractability despite treatment with prolonged courses of antibiotics.
Professor Alkis Psaltis
Professor Alkis Psaltis MBBS, Ph.D. FRACS, is the Head of Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, Australia, and Professor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide in South Australia.
He has authored over 170 peer-reviewed journal articles and 17 book chapters. He sits on the editorial board 5 major international ENT journals; Rhinology, The International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, The American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy, The Australian Journal of Otolaryngology, and The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology. He is also the academic editor of PlosONE.
He is a regular invited keynote speaker at major ENT and Rhinology conferences and has delivered more than 150 international and national presentations. He has been invited to lecture at more than 50 international skull base and sinus courses.
He has served on the board of training for ENT in South Australia and currently serves on the Board of Training for the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and the Research and Scholarships Committee for the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.
Associate Professor Raewyn Campbell
Associate Professor Raewyn Campbell currently works as a dedicated Rhinologist and Skull Base surgeon in Australia. Raewyn completed 3 international fellowships in Rhinology and Skull Base surgery in Auckland, New Zealand and Philadelphia and Columbus, USA.
Raewyn has published over 55 journal articles and book chapters and has presented at specialist conferences all over the world. She is actively involved in teaching medical students and otorhinolaryngology/ENT trainees and teaches at rhinology and skull base courses locally and internationally. Raewyn has also trained surgeons internationally and is actively involved in ongoing rhinology and skull base research. She is on the editorial boards for the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology and Rhinology (Frontiers in Allergy special edition) and is a reviewer for multiple academic journals. She is currently undertaking a PhD at The University of Sydney investigating ergonomics in endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery.
Associate Professor Joanne Rimmer
Associate Professor Joanne Rimmer works as a rhinologist and skull base surgeon at Monash Health and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, and is an Associate Professor at Monash University. She has fellowship training in rhinology, anterior skull base surgery and facial plastic surgery.
Jo has an active research interest and has published over 65 peer-reviewed articles in the scientific literature. She has also authored over 15 book chapters in her areas of expertise. She is an investigator in a number of local, national and international clinical trials in the field of rhinology. She is a regular invited speaker at national and international meetings. She supervises Victorian ENT trainees as well as teaching on rhinology and sinus surgery courses. She sits on the Editorial Boards of Rhinology Journal, the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology, and Frontiers in Allergy (Rhinitis). She is a peer-reviewer for multiple international journals.