Congratulations Vanessa McDonald for being named Researcher of the Month!

Dec 4 2012

Dr Vanessa MacDonald

HMRI would like to congratulate Dr Vanessa McDonald who has been named December researcher of the month by The School of Nursing and Midwifery at The University of Newcastle.

Doctor Vanessa McDonald is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and holds a  Conjoint Senior Lecturer appointment in the School of Medicine and Public Health. She is a practicing clinician as a respiratory clinical nurse consultant in the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at John Hunter Hospital.

Vanessa  also  works  as  a  post  doctoral     researcher and node leader in the HMRI’s VIVA programme and the Priority Research Centre for Asthma & Respiratory Disease.

She has a national reputation as an accomplished  and  innovative  clinician in respiratory  disease  management.  As  an  early  career  researcher  she  has  already  developed  an exceptional track record in both publication and research funding. She is now two years post-doctoral  and  has  published  over  20  peer  reviewed manuscripts (including The Lancet, Thorax, AJRCCM, Clin Exp Allergy and ERJ), in addition to 2 book chapters, and many national reports and guidelines.