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Executive Committee

Professor Simon Carney


Professor Simon Carney

Simon is Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Finders University, South Australia and co-director of the Adelaide Sinus Centre. He trained as an ENT Surgeon in the UK, working under Prof Nick Jones in Nottingham and winning the Gold Medal from the Royal Society of Medicine for the best candidate in the final FRCS(ORL) examination.

During his Fellowship in Adelaide and New York, he obtained further advanced training in advanced endoscopic sinus surgery. He is also Editor of the Australian Supplement of the JLO, Associate Editor of The American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy and is on the editorial board of five other journals.

In 2010 he received a national teaching award from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. He is the author of 8 book chapters and over 100 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr Richard Douglas

Vice President

Dr Richard Douglas


Otolaryngologist, Auckland and North Shore Hospitals, Auckland, New Zealand.

Senior Lecturer in Surgery, The University of Auckland.

Richard is a rhinologist with particular interest in endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery. He trained and practised as a clinical immunologist and allergist before undertaking training in ORL. His research interests include the role of nasal microflora in the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis and clinical outcomes after sinus surgery.

Associate Professor Richard Harvey


Associate Professor Richard Harvey

Richard currently works as a dedicated rhinologist (nose, sinus, allergy and endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery) at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. He is the Head of Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery at the Applied Medical Research Center of UNSW and is A/Professor at both the University of NSW and Macquarie University. After several years of post-training fellowships, including formal fellowships in the USA and UK, Richard practices in Sydney, Australia, as one of only a few dedicated rhinologists in the country. He has authored over 100 publications, abstracts and book chapters. He currently sits on the editorial board for Rhinology Journal and The International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. He is an associate editor for American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy and is actively involved in research programs in Sydney. Richard runs a series of courses with St Vincent’s Hospital every year to further rhinologic education and training in Australia.

State Representatives

Dr Daniel Timperley


Assoc Prof Richard Harvey


Dr Chris Brown


Dr Steve Floreani

South Australia

Dr Tim Cooney Jnr

Western Australia

Dr Simon Robinson

New Zealand