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Emeritus Professor John Paul Seale AM

John Paul Seale is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Sydney. He was educated at the University of Sydney and the University of London. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine, a Bachelor of Surgery and a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Pharmacology.

Upon graduating from the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Sydney, Paul Seale undertook his residency at Sydney Hospital and was later a registrar post at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. After completing his postgraduate training, obtaining a membership and later Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, Paul travelled to London to pursue his doctorate in Clinical Pharmacology. Returning to Australia in 1979 he was appointed Senior Lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology, held an advisory position with the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim and was made a Consultant Physician in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Professor Seale has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of respiratory health in Australia and overseas. He is past President of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand; past Council Member, Australian Lung Foundation; Council Member, Asian Pacific Society of Respirology; Congress President, 5th APSR Congress, Sydney 1998; Past Associate Editor, Respirology.

As well as Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Sydney, he is an Honorary Consultant Physician Respiratory Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Research Leader, Clinical Trials Unit and Deputy Director, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research.

Professor Seale has published widely and is a much-in-demand figure to lecture to both national and international respiratory meetings. He continues to perform research particularly in the area of determining the efficiency, risks and benefit ratios of new drug treatment in asthma.

Professor Seale was elected to the board of Australian Respiratory Council in 1997 and continues to make a significant contribution to the mission and objectives of the Australian Respiratory Council. He has been a Vice-President since 2001.

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