Guy Marks, South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales and Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia
Guy Marks is a respiratory physician and a respiratory and environmental epidemiologist. His main research interests are in chronic respiratory disease (asthma and COPD), tuberculosis control, and the adverse health effects of exposure to air pollution. He is currently a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellow. He is head of the Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology group at the Woolcock and Professor of Respiratory Medicine at UNSW, based at Liverpool Hospital. He was formerly head of the department of respiratory medicine at that hospital (from 1994 to 2007) and continues as a physician in that department. His other major roles include Editor-in-Chief (lung diseases) of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Vice-President of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Director the Australian Centre for Airways disease Monitoring (ACAM, a collaborating unit of the Australian Institute of Health Welfare), Chair of the NSW TB Advisory Committee, and Chair of the NSW Chief Health Officer’s Expert Advisory Committee on Air Pollution. He was awarded the research medal of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand in 2010 and an achievement award by the NHMRC in 2013 for being the top-ranked applicant for a research fellowship in that year. During 2016, Dr Marks joined WHO in Geneva on a one-year sabbatical to work with the unit on management of non-communicable diseases on developing the global strategy for chronic lung disease in accordance with the Global Action Plan on Non Communicable Disease.
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