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Executive Committee

Professor Richard Douglas


Professor 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.

Professor Richard Harvey

Vice President

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.

Professor Anders Cervin


Professor Anders Cervin


Anders Cervin is the Professor of Otorhinolaryngology (Rhinology) at School of Medicine, University of Queensland. Professor Cervin spends half of his time caring for patients with chronic upper respiratory tract infection and inflammation and the remaining time researching treatment options for this cohort of patients. Prof Cervin's is focusing on the role of the microbiota in health and disease in chronic airway disease and the possibility to modify disease expression by the introduction of a flora of bacteria with an interfering capacity against common airway pathogens.

Professor Anders Cervin has a longstanding interest in sino-nasal disorders, endoscopic sinus surgery as well as endoscopic anterior skull base surgery. He was the first to introduce endoscopic pituitary surgery in Sweden in 2001. Research interests includes; mucociliary function in the upper airways, the role of Nitric Oxide in chronic sinusitis and the use of macrolide antibiotics as an immune modulator in chronic sinusitis. He has been a Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation Research Fellow. Dr Cervin is the co-founder and former chairman of the Swedish Rhinologic Research Alliance. He has authored several book chapters and over 50 peer reviewed articles.

State Representatives

Dr Daniel Timperley


Assoc Prof Larry Kalish


Dr Chris Brown


Dr Steve Floreani

South Australia

Dr Chris Dhepnorrarat

Western Australia

Dr Simon Robinson

New Zealand