Professor Adam Jaffe




Professor Adam Jaffe is the John Beveridge Professor of Paediatrics; and Head, Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, School of Clinical Medicine, and Head of the Randwick Clinical Campus, Faculty of Medicine at UNSW, Sydney and a Paediatric Respiratory Consultant at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Jaffe trained predominantly in London and gained an MD thesis in gene therapy for children with cystic fibrosis from Imperial College, University of London in 2000. Jaffe was appointed Consultant in Respiratory Research at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London and headed up Respiratory Medicine research at the Institute of Child Health London in 2001.

Jaffe has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications and nine book chapters and has co-edited three books. Jaffe has been associated with more than $60 million in grant awards including 9 NHMRC/MRFF as CI. In 2018 he won the CF Australian Patron’s award for research. In 2019 Jaffe and his team won the NSW Multicultural Health Award in the patient safety category for “Working together towards asthma improvement and zero deaths”. He was awarded an inaugural “Lung Legend” award by Lung Foundation Australia in 2020 for his work in children with rare lung disease.

His research interests lie in the areas of cystic fibrosis, childhood respiratory infections, rare “orphan” lung diseases and asthma. He chairs the Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee of Rare Voices Australia and is on the Board. He chairs the research advisory committee of Asthma Australia. He is a past member of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Board and a current Board member of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation.

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