Lyle Palmer

Professor Lyle Palmer

Professor of Genetic Epidemiology

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Professor Lyle Palmer - Doctor of Philosophy with Distinction.

Major Research Interests:
1.Translational bioscience
2.Life course genetic epidemiology
3.Genetic epidemiology of complex diseases
4.Population-based biobanking
5. Machine learning applied to medicine

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Chair, SA NT DataLink Steering Committee SA NT DataLink
    2014 Professor of Genetic Epidemiology University of Adelaide
    2011 Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Toronto
    2010 - 2014 Executive Scientific Director The Ontario Health Study
    2010 - 2014 Principal Investigator for Ontario The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project
    2010 - 2014 Senior Principal Investigator and Director of Genetic Epidemiology and Biostatistics Platform Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
    2010 - 2014 Senior Investigator Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
    2010 - 2014 Senior Scientist Cancer Care Ontario
    2010 - 2014 Professor of Biostatistics and Professor of Epidemiology University of Toronto
    2009 - 2010 Winthrop Professor of Genetic Epidemiology University of Western Australia
    2008 - 2010 Director University of Western Australia
    2007 - 2010 Scientific Director The Busselton Healthy Ageing Study
    2003 - 2010 Professor University of Western Australia
    2003 - 2010 Professor University of Western Australia
    2003 - 2010 Foundation Chair in Genetic Epidemiology University of Western Australia
    2003 - 2010 Director The Busselton Health Study Research Laboratory
    2003 - 2009 Scientific Director The Western Australian Genome Health Project
    1999 - 2003 Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard University
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2013 Award Ohio Excellence in Commerce Award
    2011 Award Ori Rotstein Plenury Lecture University of Toronto
    2008 Achievement Inaugural De La Salle College (Western Australia) Hall of Excellence Inductee.
    2007 Award Kevin Cullen Lecture
    2007 Award Named Inspirational Doctor Western Australian Medical Students' Society.
    2007 Award Murray Clark Oration
    2007 Award Named as one of The Lord Mayor of Perth’s 2007 “One Hundred local champions.”
    2007 Award Fred Hollows Lecture
    2007 Award Vice Chancellors Research Prize University of Western Australia. $10,000
    2007 Achievement Biography included in Who’s Who in the World.
    2007 Achievement Biography included in Who’s Who in Australia.
    2007 Achievement Biography included in Who’s Who in Western Australia.
    2006 Award Awarded the Barbara Ell Lecture Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
    2006 Award John Blandford Oration
    2005 Award Named Lotterywest / Scoop Magazine 2005 Inspirational Western Australian.
    2005 Award Named Sunday Times 2005 Western Australian Leader
    2005 Nomination Nominated, Western Australian Citizen of the Year
    2005 Fellowship Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship Bristol University
    2005 Award Overall Winner, Western Australian Business News “40 under 40” Award.
    2005 Award Western Australian Business News “40 under 40” Award
    2003 Award Personal letter of congratulation on excellence of teaching for course Bio228 Harvard School of Public Health.
    2002 Award Paper selected for showcasing as an “example of the focus and quality of the original research presented at the conference”,
    2002 Award Paper selected as one of 6 best papers published in Genetic Epidemiology in 2001
    2001 Award Paper selected as one of 6 best papers published in 2000/2001
    1999 Fellowship Churchill Fellowship
    1999 Fellowship Fulbright Fellowship (Postdoctoral)
    1998 Award Public Health Association of Australia (Western Australian Branch) Postgraduate Student Prize for Best Graduating Postgraduate Student, 1998
    1997 Fellowship 1997-2000 National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
    1996 Scholarship The Australian Lung Foundation/SensorMedics Travel Scholarship
    1996 Award The Allen & Hanburys Respiratory Medicine Research Award for Western Australia
    1995 Scholarship British Council Academic Exchange Scholar to Oxford University, UK
    1994 Award The Lillian Roxon Memorial Asthma Research Trust of Australia Award
    1994 Award Finalist, Royal Commonwealth of Nations Youth of the Year Award
    1993 Award Inaugural winner
    1993 Award National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Postgraduate Medical Training Scholarship
    1993 Award The Convocation of the University of Western Australia Postgraduate Research Award
    1990 Award Malcolm Heywood McKenzie Cuff Prize in Anatomy
    1988 Award Archaeology Society of Western Australia Prize.
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1998 University of Western Australia & Oxford University Australia/UK Doctor of Philosophy with Distinction - Genetic Epidemiology
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    1999 - 2000 Fulbright Fellow & Churchill Fellow Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland United States
    1999 - 2000 Fulbright Fellow & Churchill Fellow Channing Laboratory, Harvard medical School United States
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2005 Fellow of the Australian Insitute of Management (F Australian Institute of Management
    2000 Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (FRSS) Royal Statistical Society UK
  • Research Interests

Competitive Research Funding

National Competitive Schemes

 

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
1993-1996 974301 - The genetic epidemiology of childhood asthma PI - Palmer. NHMRC AUD $90,000
1996 - 1997 A study of HLA and T cell receptor beta-chain DNA polymorphism within a cohort of patients with idiopathic arthritis of childhood Co-PI - Palmer, Manners. Rheumatology Research Trust Fund of Western Australia AUD $10,000
1999 Respiratory health in a remote tropical Aboriginal community Co-PI - Musk, et al. Health Department of Western Australia AUD $140,000
1997 - 2001 974301 - The genetic epidemiology of complex human diseases PI - Palmer. NHMRC AUD $200,000
2001 A whole genome screen for asthma in 387 families from Anqing Province, China. Co-I - Weiss, Xu Mammalian Genotyping Service, NHLBI, NIH, USA USD $200,000
2001 A collaboration to investigate simulated annealing in Gibbs sampler analyses of genetic data. PI - Palmer, Hurn. European Science Foundation €5,000 Euro
2000 - 2004 003209 - Epidemiological studies in maternal and child health Co-I (PI on Core) - Stanley, et al. NHMRC AUD $5,725,000
2000 - 2002 Combination of evidence in complex inheritance: consortium on asthma genetics (COAG) Co-I - Morton, Collins, Palmer. MRC, UK GBP £166,204
2000 - 2004 The Pharmacogenetics of Asthma Treatment Co-I - Weiss. NHLBI, NIH, USA ~USD $13,000,000
2000 - 2004 Innate immunity in Heart, Lung and Blood Disease Co-I - Weiss, Martinez. NHLBI, NIH, USA ~USD $12,800,000
2001 - 2005 The genetics of sleep apnea

Co-I (PI of sub-contract) - Redline

NHLBI, NIH, USA USD $2,206,330
2001 - 2006 Counter Regulatory Lipid-Derived Signals in Severe Asthma Co-I - Israel NHLBI, NIH, USA USD $3,018,406
2001 - 2005 Molecular Biology and Genetics of EGR-1 in Asthma Co-I - Silverman. NHLBI, NIH, USA USD $1,052,750
2002 - 2007 Asthma Coalition on Community, Environment and Stress Co-I - Wright. NHLBI, NIH, USA ~USD $8,000,000
2003 - 2004 Gene polymorphisms and environmental interactions on plasma HDL-C levels in the Busselton Health Study. Co-I - Beilby, Chapman, Thompson, Palmer. National Heart Foundation of Australia AUD $199,220
2004 Linux supercomputer cluster for high-end and high-availability computing, database, and web-server functions PI - Palmer, et al. UWA Small Bequests Infrastructure Funds AUD $31,440
2004 Ultracold freezers for the Busselton Health Study. Co-PI - Musk, James, Knuiman, Beilby, de Klerk, Olynyk, Hung, Palmer. UWA Small Bequests Infrastructure Funds AUD $32,000
2004 264515 - High-throughput PCR thermocycler & Plate Reader PI - Palmer, et al. NHMRC Equipment Grant AUD $107,000
2004 Infrastructure support PI - Palmer. NIRIS Award, Department of Health, Government of Western Australia AUD $15,000
2004 Sun Fire V20z High Performance Computing Cluster PI - Palmer, et al. Sun Microsystems Australia Equipment Grant AUD $77,455
2004 264652 - Sun Fire V20z High Performance Computing Cluster PI - Palmer, et al. NHMRC Equipment Grant AUD $77,455
2004 - 2005 303176 - Molecular and genetic risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysms PI - Norman, van Bockxmeer, Palmer. NHMRC Project Grant AUD $220,163
2004 - 2005 Genetic Investigations of Asthma and Type 1 Diabetes. PI - Palmer. Nitric Oxide Analyser System. AUD $21,120
2005 NHMRC Equipment Grant/UWA Co-PI - Musk, James, Beilby, Palmer, Knuiman. UWA Small Bequest Seeding Grant

AUD $123,915

2005 Provision of new array-based Illumina technology for genetic and genomic studies of cancer aetiology.  PI - Palmer, Klinken, Leedman, Abraham, Millward, Swanson, Robinson, Iacopetta, Musk, Olynyk, Joseph, Zeps.  Cancer Council of Western Australia, Cancer Research Equipment Initiative. AUD $155,000
2006 Feasibility study for establishing an Interdisciplinary Bioethics Centre at UWA focusing on ELSI issues relating to genetic epidemiology Director - Palmer, et al. UWA Institute for Advanced Studies AUD $15,000
2005 - 2006 G 04P 1617 - Genetic polymorphisms and environmental factors that affect HDL metabolism Co-I - Beilby, Thompson, Chapman, Palmer. National Heart Foundation of Australia AUD $112,940
2006 Busselton Health Data Bases Bioinformatics and Pharmaceutical Development Visualisation PI - Palmer et al. Government of Western Australia Department of Industry and Resources: South-West Industry Assistance Scheme AUD $50,000
2002 - 2006 219169 - Strategies to optimise glycaemic control and prevent hypoglycaemia in children and adolescents with type 1 Diabetes.  Co-PI - Jones, Davis, Fournier, Foster, Stick, Palmer NHMRC/JDFI Program Grant

AUD

$2,500,000

2005 - 2007 353532 - The Changing Prevalence of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease in Australia Co-PI - Musk, James, Beilby, Palmer, Knuiman.  NHMRC Project Grant AUD $625,000
2005 - 2007 350908 - Genetic polymorphisms in genes controlling innate immunity as risk factors for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia Co-PI - Ashton, Armstrong, Palmer, Milne. NHMRC Project Grant AUD $229,234
2003 - 2008 Endowment: Chair in Genetic Epidemiology PI - Palmer Wind Over Water Foundation AUD $2,500,000
2006 - 2008 404009 - Novel statistical methods for genetic epidemiology PI - Palmer, Carter, Baddeley, Hazelton. NHMRC Project Grant. AUD $472,500
2006 - 2008 DP0663247 - Novel Bioinformatics approaches for genetics and data linkage. 
 
PI - Carter, Palmer, Hopper, Hazelton, Baddeley. Australian Research Council. AUD $233,000
2007 - 2008 G 06P 2521 - Immunogenetic determinants of Kawasaki disease and atherosclerosis. Co-PI - Burgner, Mamotte, Palmer, Christiansen. National Heart Foundation. AUD $123,000
2008 Western Australian Genetic Epidemiology Resource: Computing Infrastructure PI - Palmer, et al. Ramaciotti Foundation AUD $30,000
2008 Enhancement of the WA DNA Bank (CryoBio High Security Storage System for Plasma and Serum) PI - Palmer, et al. NHMRC Equipment Grant AUD $65,000
2008 Genetics Education in the 21st Century. Co - Applicant - Venville, Dawson, Palmer. DEST Australian School Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics (ASISTM) Grant AUD $57,750
2004 - 2009 303312 - A National Population-based Genetic Epidemiology, Biospecimen and Bioinformatic Resource PI - Palmer, Holman, Stanley, deKlerk, Zeps, vanBockxmeer, Semmens, Smith.  NHMRC Enabling Grant (Special Facilities) AUD $2,900,000
2005 - 2009 RO1 HL080010-01 - Osteoprotegrin and osteopontin in aortic aneurysm Co-I - Golledge, Daugherty, Bruemmer, Norman, Palmer. NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute USD $1,250,000
2005 - 2009 The Scott Kirkbride Melanoma Genetics Centre Scientific Director - Palmer. Bequest AUD $2,500,000
2006 - 2009 343020 - Australian Sleep Health Clinical Trials Network. Co-PI - Grunstein, McEvoy, Palmer, Marks, Pierce, Rogers NHMRC Enabling Grant (Clinical Trials). AUD $1,040,000
2006 - 2009 403981 - Childhood Precursors of Adult Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity and Diabetes- 16 year follow up of a Longitudinal Cohort Co-PI - Beilin, Palmer, Oddy, Mori, Kendall, Hands. NHMRC Project Grant. AUD $812,213
2007 - 2009 458520 - The Genetic Understanding of Asbestos-Related Disorders (GUARD). PI - Palmer, Musk, Garlepp, deKlerk, Reid, Robinson.  NHMRC National Asbestos Research Grants. AUD $543,600
2007 - 2009 458519 - Epidemiology and community consequences of asbestos exposure in WA. Co-PI - Musk, deKlerk, Palmer, Howat, Berry, Layman, Alfonso, Ambrosini, Lingren, Mackerras, Phillips, Reid, Smyth.  NHMRC National Asbestos Research Grants. AUD $836,385
2007 - 2009 166067 - Gene-Environment Interactions Underlying the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. Co - Applicant - Lye, Briollais, Challis, Doherty, Matthews, Newnham, Ozcelik, Pennell, Simminovitch, Stanley, Palmer, Beilin, Zubrick, Van Eekelen. Canadian Institutes for Health Research. AUD $449,924
2006 - 2010 404025 - The Australian Medical Bioinformatics Resource (AMBeR) PI - Palmer, Hopper, Stanley, Armstrong, Baddeley, Eisman, Semmens. NHMRC Medical Bioinformatics, Genomics, Proteomics Program. AUD $2,185,000
2006 - 2010 404116 - The Western Australian DNA Bank. PI - Palmer, Beilby, van Bockxmeer, Zeps, Semmens, Stanley, Klinken, Constable, Christiansen.  NHMRC Enabling Grant (Special Facilities). AUD $1,375,000
2007 - 2010 Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G).

PIs: Knoppers and Hudson.

Co-I - Co-investigators: Burton, Deschênes, Ferretti, Fortier, Khoury, Laberge, Little, Metspalu, Ollier, Palmer, Peltonen.

Genome Canada and Genome Quebec International Consortium Initiative Canadian $5,489,552
2009 - 2011 572613 - A genome-wide search for genes underlying the developmental origins of health and disease PI - Palmer, Pennell, Beilin, Newnham, Lye, Davey Smith. NHMRC Project Grant. AUD $989,500
2009 - 2010 G 08P 3671 - An investigation of common genes influencing cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular disease in early life Co - Applicant - McCaskie, Beilin, Mattes, Palmer, Pennell, Davey-Smith. National Heart Foundation AUD $129,000
2007 - 2012 Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology Centre (CAiTE).

PIs: Davey-Smith, Thomas.

Co-Applicant -

Co-applicants: Lawlor, Day, Palmer, Donovan, Windmeijer, Green, Gaunt.

Medical Research Council of the UK Centre of Excellence in Translational Medicine. GBP ₤2,600,000
2008 - 2012 SRP 08-10 - Australian Genomics and Clinical Outcomes of High Grade Glioma: AGOG. PI - Palmer, Nowak, Teo, McDonald, Wheeler, Joseph, Robinson. Cancer Council of New South Wales AUD $1,238,114
2009 - 2013 The Ontario Health Study PI - Palmer Canadian Partnership Against Cancer / Ontario Institute for Cancer Research / Public Health Ontario Canadian $29,000,000
2009 - 2013 1001020 - National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases Co-PI - Robinson, Creaney, Nowak, Lake, Musk, Fazekas de St Groth, Palmer, Simpson, Skates, Watkins NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence AUD $4,500,000
2010 - 2013 Genetic Epidemiology & Biostatistics Platform PI - Palmer Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Canadian $4,000,000
2011 - 2013 1010279 - Examining GWAS-identified loci of interest in predicting coronary events in subjects with known coronary heart disease: the LIPID Genetic Study Co-PI - Thompson, Tonkin, Kirby, White, Beilby, West, Palmer, Blankenberg. NHMRC Project Grant. AUD $632,524
2011 - 2013 1010279 - Developmental Trajectories: A University of Toronto System-Wide Initiative to Improve Health, Learning and Society. Co-PI - Lye, Barr, Briollais, Corter, Fleming, Jenkins, Kennedy, Lee, Levitan, Matthews, Palmer, Pascal, Sokolowski. Connaught Global Challenge (University of Toronto). Canadian $1,000,000
2013 Dissecting the genetic etiology of obstructive sleep apnoea. Co-I - Mukherjee, Palmer. McLaughlin Centre Accelerator Grant, University of Toronto Canadian $50,000
2013 - 2014 Bridge Grant 7487 - Sleep fragmentation and the risk of stroke and heart disease. Co-I - Lim, Palmer, Mukherjee, Ryan, Kowgier, Bennett, Buchman Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (HSFO)

Canadian

$70,000

Current:

Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2010 - 2015 MOP-82893 - Gene Environment Interactions Underlying the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Co-Applicant - Lye, Adams, Beilin, Briollais, Matthews, Newnham, Olynyk, Palmer, Pennell Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Canadian $876,530
2011 - 2016 260883 - Measuring and improving the quality of ambulatory care for people with cardiovascular risk factors and/or chronic cardiovascular diseases. Co-I - Tu, Alter, Atzema, Austin, Bhatia, Booth, Garg, Gershon, Glazier, Hillmer, Hogg, Kapral, Ko, Lee, Lewis, Manuel, Palmer, Stukel, Tu, Walton, Wijeysundera, You. Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Team Grant: Chronic Disease Risk and Intervention Strategies. Canadian $1,998,740
2013 - 2017 287194 - Identifying Genetic Determinants of Human Sleep and Circadian Rhythms. Co-I - Lim, Bennett, Buchman, Dejager, Kowgier, Mukherjee, Palmer, Paré, Ryan. Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Canadian $446,488

2013 - 2015 299333 - Canadian Fatty Acid Reference Ranges Co-PI - Ma, Palmer (co-PIs), Little, Stark Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Canadian $545,112

 

 

Teaching
1993

Tutor in Genetics and Anatomy, Department Anatomy & Human Biology, University of Western Australia

2 tutorials/week of 1 Anatomy hour/week and

3 Genetics and human variation hours/week

25 medical students (Anatomy) and 60 BS students (Genetics and human variation).  Prep time: 4 hours/week

2002   
 

Instructor, ‘Gene discovery in complex human disease’.  Five-day short course -    

Genomics, Society and Human Health Program, University of Western Australia.  25 students.  Prep time: 2 weeks.

2003

Instructor, ‘An introduction to genetic epidemiology.’  Five-day short course –       

School of Population Health Summer School, University of Western Australia.  18 students.  Prep time: 2 weeks.

2004 Instructor (with Dr Martin Hazelton), Biostatistics 4S2 (core unit for statistics honours students), School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Western Australia.  Full-semester unit (6 points); 3 hrs/week for 5 months.
Honours students in Statistics / Statistics faculty / PhD students.
2004 Occasional lectures, Masters of Epidemiology Course, School of                 Population Health, University of Western Australia.  40 graduate students.
2004

Occasional lectures and Genetics PBL, Health Sciences Degree Program,   School of Population Health, University of Western Australia.

40 undergraduate (3rd year) students.

2004

Instructor, ‘Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology 750.742.’  School of Population Health, University of Western Australia.

Full-semester unit (6 points); 1 x 3hr lecture/week for 3 months.

10 Graduate students / Clinical Faculty.

2004 Lecturer, ‘Medical Genetics 970.320’, Bachelor of Science 3rd Year Program, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Western Australia.
2004 Lecturer, ‘Genetic Epidemiology’, Neurogenetics Workshop, Australasian   Society for Psychiatric Research Annual Scientific          Meeting, Perth, Australia        (December 2004).
2004 Instructor, ‘Fundamentals of genetic epidemiology.’  Five-day short course –          School of Population Health Summer School, University of Western Australia.
2005

Occasional lectures and Genetics PBL, Health Sciences Degree Program,   School of Population Health, University of Western Australia.

40 undergraduate (3rd year) students.

2005 Tutorials in Medical Genomics, Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery 6th year course, University of Western Australia (4 x 1hr tutorials throughout year).
2006 Tutorials in Medical Genomics, Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery 6th year course, University of Western Australia (4 x 1hr tutorials throughout year).
2006 Contributed to design of new BSc (Bioinformatics) course in Faculty of Life Sciences, including new undergraduate unit in Genetic Epidemiology (PUBH8742).
2007

Occasional lectures, Masters of Epidemiology Course, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia.

40 graduate students.

2007 Tutorials in Medical Genomics, Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery 6th year course, University of Western Australia (4 x 1hr tutorials throughout year).
2007 PUBH8742 Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology (2nd year undergraduate unit taught as part of BSc Bioinformatics course in Faculty of Life Sciences).
2008 Tutorials in Medical Genomics, Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery 6th year course, University of Western Australia (4 x 1hr tutorials throughout year).
2009 Tutorials in Medical Genomics, Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery 6th year course, University of Western Australia (4 x 1hr tutorials throughout year).
2009

Instructor, ‘An introduction to genetic epidemiology.’  Five-day short course –       

School of Population Health Summer School, University of Western Australia.  12 students.  Prep time: 2 weeks.

2016

Course Coordinator, PUB HLTH 7075 Introduction to Epidemiology (MPH Unit), School of Public Health, University of Adelaide. Semester 1. 45 students.  Prep time: 4 hrs/week.

 

 

Student assessment

“Is an effective university teacher” =87.6% (broad agreement=100%)

 
Clinical (undergraduate) research projects
Vacation scholarships

Philip Tong.  The genetic epidemiology of metastatic melanoma.  Supervisors: LJ Palmer, M Millward, J Cole.

Award: UWA Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Vacation Scholarship 2005.

Philip Tong. Pilot study evaluation: The Western Australian Melanoma Health Study. Supervisors: LJ Palmer, SV Ward.

Award: Western Australian Institute for Medical Research Vacation Scholarship Summer 2006 - 2007

Arya Gupta. The association of IL2RB with cardiovascular disease. Supervisors: LJ Palmer, R Webster. Summer 2007 – 2008.

Irwin Kashani.  The association of diabetic retinopathy with various co-morbidities in population-level health data. Supervisors: LJ Palmer.

Award: Western Australian Institute for Medical Research Vacation Scholarship Summer 2007 - 2008

2006 Med IV Research Projects (IMED)
Adam Mossenson, Sally Banfield, Jeremy Hill.  The Genetic Determinants of asthma and decline in lung function - PHF11 Gene.  Supervisors: LJ Palmer, A James, AW Musk.
Sherman Picardo, Amit Malik, Evonne Low.  The Genetic Determinants of asthma and decline in lung function - TGFB1 gene.  Supervisors: LJ Palmer, A James, AW Musk.
Jing Xiao, Fan Zhang.  Investigating genetic and environmental interactions of apolipoprotein polymorphisms with cardiovascular disease. Supervisors: BL Powell, J Hung, LJ Palmer.
Brendan Foo, Yuen Leow.  Investigating gene-gene and gene-environment interactions of Interleukin-1 gene polymorphisms with cardiovascular disease. Supervisors: KW Carter, B McQuillan, LJ Palmer.
Marie Hordijenko, Muntasser Islam, Janitha Jayawardena.  The Scott Kirkbride Melanoma Research Centre: Pilot Study implementation and evaluation. Supervisors: L McDonald, M Millward, LJ Palmer.
    2007 Med IV Research Projects (IMED)
    Jessica Kierath, Louise O’Halloran, Jennifer Watts.  The Western Australian Melanoma Health Project: Development and assessment of a scar assessment tool in melanoma patients. Supervisors: F Wood, LJ Palmer.
      2008 Med IV Research Projects (IMED)
      Anand Venkataraman.  Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Depression in the Western Australian Sleep Health Study.  Supervisors: S Mukherjee, LJ Palmer.
      Prize: Research of greatest clinical significance. Students in Health & Medical Research Conference, WA Medical Students Society and Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Western Australia (2008)
      2009 Med IV Research Projects (IMED)
      A total of 32 4th year medical students worked within our Centre on various projects during 2009.
        Regional, national, or international contributions
        1997   
         

        Lecturer, Queensland Institute for Medical Research Postgraduate Course on Statistical Genetics, Brisbane

        3 day workshop, 50 graduate students                                   

        Prep time: 2 weeks

        2000

        Instructor for Short Course ‘Approaches to gene mapping in complex         human             diseases’, Pulmonary Division, Brigham and Women’s         Hospital, Boston MA.

        Clinical faculty and fellows

        Course given over 10 weeks, 50 participants.

        Prep time: 6 hours/week.

        2001

        Lecturer on Genetics for American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and         Immunology (AAAAI) Board Review Course, Boston. 

        Clinical fellows.  100 participants.  Prep time: 6 hours.

        2001

        Occasional lectures, Division of Health Sciences and Technology,   Harvard Medical School/MIT.

        MD/PhD and PhD students.

        2001

        Instructor, Biostatistics 228b - Statistical Genetics in Complex Human       Disease’, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health          (Fall 2001).  2 x 2hr lectures/week for 2.5 months.  40 students.

        Graduate students / clinical fellows / HMS and HSPH faculty.

        Prep time: 30 hours/week.

        Student assessment [http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/registrar/evaluations/index.shtml]

        “Usefulness of content”=78.6%; “Advanced knowledge”= 85.7%; “Overall rating”=71.4%.

        2002

        Course Director (Co-director with Donata Vercelli) – ‘The Genetics            and Genomics        of Innate Immunity in Lung Disease.’  One-day short  course.  The Sheraton Hotel, Tucson, AZ.  90 participants.  Prep time: 2 weeks.

        Average of student assessment: 82.3%.

        2002

        Instructor, Biostatistics 228 - ‘Statistical Genetics in Complex Human        Disease’, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health (Fall 2002).  2 x 2hr lectures/week for 2 months.  40 students.

        Graduate students / clinical fellows / HMS and HSPH faculty.

        Prep time: 10 hours/week.

        Student assessment [http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/registrar/evaluations/index.shtml]

        “Usefulness of content”=85.7%; “Advanced knowledge”= 85.7%; “Overall rating”=85.7%.

        2003 Faculty, ‘Genomics and Genetic Epidemiology: General Principles and Applications to Disease Studies.’  Two-day short course. Department of Continuing Education, Harvard Medical School / Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (April 2003).
        2003 Co-Chair (with William Cookson and Scott Weiss) – ‘Genetic association studies in complex lung disease’.  One-day Postgraduate Course, American Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2003.
        2003 Instructor – ‘An introduction to the genetic epidemiology of complex human disease.’ Two-day short course, Biostatistics and Clinicial & Molecular Profiling, Merck Research Laboratories, Bluebell, PA.  30 participants. 

        Prep time: 1 week.

        2004 Instructor, “Genetic Data Analysis”, Master of Science in Biostatistics Program, Center for Statistics, Limburgs Universitair Centrum, Belgium. 3-week course.  40 students.
        Prep time: 2 weeks.
        2004

        Instructor – ‘An introduction to the genetic epidemiology of complex human disease.’ Two-day short course, Epidemiology, Merck Research Laboratories, Bluebell, PA, USA.  20 participants. 

        Prep time: 1 week.

        2004

        Lecturer, Sleep Medicine Lecture Series (4 day short course), Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia.  60 participants.

        Prep time: 1 week.

        2005

        Lecturer, Short course on genetic epidemiology, Department of Social Medicine, Bristol University, Bristol, UK.  30 participants.

        Prep time: 1 week.

        2005

        Lecturer, Short course on genetic epidemiology, Department of Social Medicine, Bristol University, Bristol, UK.  30 participants.

        Prep time: 1 week.

        2011

        Lecturer, Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.  8 participants.

        Prep time: 1 week.

        2012

        Lecturer / Module Presenter, ‘Cardiovasulcar Epidemiology’, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.  16 participants.

        Prep time: 1 week.

        Mentored fellows at Harvard (NIH K awards)

        Kelan Tantisira MD MS.  KO8 project: STAT6 Polymorphisms and the Ontogeny of Asthma. 

        Sanjay J. Patel MD.  K23 project: The Genetics of Hormonal Resistance in Sleep Apnea.

          

          Summer student research projects (Ontario Health Study)
          2010 - 2012 Rashida Brown. Summer student from Rutgers University, Master of Public Health Program.
          2012 Cody Black. Summer student from McMaster University, Biology and Pharmacology.
          2012 Lorraine Mangalit. Summer student from University of Waterloo, Health Studies.
          2012 Amanda Manoharan. Summer student from University of Waterloo, Health Studies.
          2012 - 2013 Jenny Hayhoe. Summer student from University of Waterloo, Biomedical Science.
          2013 Tiffany Fitzpatrick MPH. Summer student from University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Master of Public Health Program

                 

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          • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

            Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
            2019 Principal Supervisor Using Machine Learning to Predict Indicators of Glaucoma Progression Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Khan Pham
            2019 Co-Supervisor Normothermic extra-corporeal perfusion in an ovine model of kidney transplantation as a means of organ preservation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Alice Joy Krige
            2018 Co-Supervisor Discovering and Localizing Biomarkers Associated with Chronic and Age-Related Diseases for Computed Tomographic Scans Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Renato Hermoza Aragones
            2018 Principal Supervisor Deep Learning for Screening Mammography Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Dr James John Joseph Condon
            2016 Principal Supervisor Radiomics and Deep learning methods to identify chronic disease in medical images Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Luke Oakden-Rayner
          • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

            Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
            2016 - 2016 Other The epidemiology of breast cancer precursors Doctor of Health Sciences Higher Doctorate Full Time Mr Thomas Edward Rohan
          • Other Supervision Activities

            Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
            2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor The role of genetic variants in cerebral palsy: A systematic review University of Adelaide Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Honours) Honours Full Time Ryan Pham
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          • Board Memberships

            Date Role Board name Institution name Country
            2014 - 2015 Faculty of Health Sciences Board University of Adelaide
            2005 - ongoing Member Board of Directors, International Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G)
          • Committee Memberships

            Date Role Committee Institution Country
            2017 - ongoing Board Member SA-NT DataLink Steering Committee SA-NT DataLink Australia
            2014 - 2015 Member Executive Deans Advisory Committee Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide
            2014 - ongoing Member Leadership Group, The Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.
            2013 - 2014 Member The Ontario Vascular Health Knowledge Management Work Group.
            2012 - 2013 Chair Ontario Health Study Scientific Steering Committee
            2012 - 2013 Member The Canadian Health Measures Survey Biobank Advisory Committee (CHMS-BAC).
            2010 - 2014 Member Senior Management Team Ontario Institute for Cancer Institute.
            2010 - 2013 Member Executive Committee Ontario Biospecimen Research Platform
            2010 - 2013 Member Steering Committee Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project
            2010 - 2013 Member National Task Force developing a Cancer Prevention Plan for Canada Canadian Cancer Research Alliance
            2009 - ongoing Member Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry Ethics Committee
            2008 - ongoing Member Australian Genomics and Clinical Outcomes of High Grade Glioma (AGOG) Project Executive Committee
            2006 - ongoing Member Executive Committee, Australasian Sleep Trials Network
            2006 - ongoing Member Executive Committee, Sleep Apnea CardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) Study
            2005 - ongoing Member Steering Committee, International Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G)
          • Editorial Boards

            Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
            2014 - ongoing Editor International Journal of Epidemiology University of Bristol United Kingdom
            2005 - ongoing Associate Editor Human Genetics
            2004 - ongoing Editor The Encyclopedia of Biostatistics 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons: Chichester [In Press].
            2003 - ongoing Associate Editor Genetic Analysis Workshop 13 Proceedings.
            2003 - ongoing Editor International Journal of Epidemiology
            2002 - ongoing Editor Biostatistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology
            1994 - ongoing Editor ‘Submission on quality of education in postgraduate research degrees at the University of Western Australia.’ Submitted to the University of Western Australia as a policy paper; subsequently used as a guide for revision of University regulations and distributed nationally. University of Western Australia
            1993 - ongoing Editor Postgraduate Insert, Pelican Magazine University of Western Australia
          • Position: Professor of Genetic Epidemiology
          • Phone: 83132158
          • Email: lyle.palmer@adelaide.edu.au
          • Fax: 8313 3339
          • Campus: North Terrace
          • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
          • Room: WS9062.43
          • Org Unit: Public Health

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