Prof Douglas is an Infectious Diseases Physician and molecular virologist, with a strong research interest in viral hepatitis. After completing a PhD in virology he undertook a NHMRC CJ Martin Postdoctoral Fellowship on hepatitis C virus (HCV) at the prestigious MRC Virology Unit in the UK, working with Dr John McLauchlan. He now heads the Viral Hepatitis Pathogenesis group at Storr Liver Centre, Westmead Institute for Medical Research, with a broad range of projects ranging from basic molecular pathogenesis to clinical research. He runs a hepatitis clinic at Blacktown Hospital, treating patients with Chronic Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, and also sees patients at Westmead Hospital with a range of Infectious Diseases.
The overall aim of his research is to improve the health and well being of people with chronic viral infections.
Hepatology, Lipid metabolism, Hepatitis, Virology, Virus diseases
Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Infection and Immunological Conditions, Healthy Ageing
Gastroenterology and Hepatology