Maureen Rischmueller

Maureen Rischmueller

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Associate Professor Maureen Rischmueller is the Senior Consultant Rheumatologist, Rheumatology Department at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and Clinical Associate Professor, Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide.

Her main research interests are within the realm of inflammatory rheumatic diseases including Sjogren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Her translational research program investigates pathogenetic mechanisms, novel auto-antibodies, genetic risk factors, clinical manifestations, and new treatments for autoimmune rheumatic diseases.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Consultant Rheumatologist Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin
    2016 Senior Consultant Rheumatologist The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    2015 Staff Consultant Rheumatologist Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide
    2014 Associate Professor University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2004 - 2015 Director, Rheumatology Unit Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    1993 Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney Australia
    1985 MBBS University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia
  • Research Interests

2017 The Hospital Research Foundation (HRF) Project Grant: “Australian Arthritis & Autoimmune Biobank Collaborative (A3BC)” ($223,000, 2017-2020). Hill CL, Rischmueller M, March LM.
2017 Australian Arthritis & Autoimmune Biobank Collaborative: “Establishment of BHI Biobank” ($150,000, 2017-2020). Hill CL, Rischmueller M, March LM.
2013    Arthritis Australia Project Grant.  “Extraction of DNA from GCA patient biopsies”. ($25,000). Brown MA, Merriman T, Rischmueller M, Hewitt A, Harrison A, Hill C.
2012 Associate Investigator on an NHMRC project grant. “How does disruption of Serinc1 expression affect lymphocyte function and the development of autoimmunity?” Dr T Brodnicki, St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research.
2011   Arthritis Australia Project Grant “The Australasian Arthritis Genomics Recruitment Collaborative: Infrastructure for establishing a quality clinical resource for genetic research.” ($50,000). Brown M, Merriman T, Rischmueller M.


  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Member Australasian Society for Ultrasound Medicine
    2016 - ongoing Member EXcite Immunology Weekend (Pfizer) National Industry Symposium Steering Committees
    2016 - ongoing Member 14th International Sjogren’s Syndrome Symposium Scientific Committee
    2015 - ongoing Member Scientific Review Subcommittee Human Research Ethics Committee (TQEH/LMH/MH)
    2014 - ongoing Member Gout Special Interest Forum (Astra-Zeneca)
    2013 - ongoing Member Australian Medical Association
    2013 - ongoing Secretary Medical Staff Society The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    2007 - 2012 Member SA Advanced Rheumatology Trainee Selection Committee Royal Australian College of Physicians

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