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Professor Tom Walley
Institute Director
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+61 (2) 4042 0000

Professor Tom Walley CBE, MD, FRCP (Lon), F Med Sci is a highly experienced physician, pharmacologist and administrator with a broad understanding of translational research through his leadership of the UK’s Health Technology Assessment Program at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The program grew almost sevenfold to become the largest funding stream for clinical research in Britain.

Prior to joining HMRI, Professor Walley headed the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society at the University of Liverpool. He received a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 2008 and is a Fellow of both the Academy of Medical Sciences and the British Pharmacological Society.

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