Deputy Director, Chair of the WAHTN Clinical Trials Advisory Group

Professor Peter Thompson AM, MBBS, MD, FRACP, FACP, FACC, MBA is an active clinical cardiologist as well as an internationally recognised clinical researcher in coronary heart disease. Peter completed his postgraduate degree in Medicine at the University of Western Australia and trained in cardiology at Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University in Boston. He is currently Consultant Cardiologist and Head of the Heart Research Institute at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UWA. He is also Deputy Director of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. He has had extensive involvement over 30 years in the National Heart Foundation, and his research has been the basis for national education campaigns on the need for early action on heart attack.

Peter’s research interests are in cardiology clinical trials and atherosclerotic heart disease. He has been involved in the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials for 30 years and has extensive experience in the design and management of significant clinical trials. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and has authored 270 research articles, reviews, book chapters and editorials.

In 2015, he and colleagues were awarded the Marshall and Warren Award for the most highly innovative and potentially transformative grant from among all the NHMRC grant applications for that year. In 2015 he was also awarded the Minister for Health Award for Excellence in Healthcare.