About Professor Chris Ward

Developing new diagnostic tests and treatments for patients with serious blood diseases

Christopher Ward is the Director of the Northern Blood Research Centre, and supervises clinical and basic research into diseases of the blood and clotting system

Professor Chris Ward is a Clinical Haematologist in the Department of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital with research interests in coagulation, myeloma and vascular biology. After a PhD at the Baker Institute, Melbourne and postdoctoral studies at the Blood Research Institute in Milwaukee, USA, he was appointed in 1999 to Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. He has national research awards from the Haematology Society of Australia, Australian Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis and Royal Australasian College of Pathologists. A/Prof. Ward is the Director of the Northern Blood Research Centre, supervising research in platelet function, hypercoagulability in cancer and other disease states, and global tests of coagulation. The Centre maintains a busy clinical trials programme and Prof Ward is the lead investigator for coagulation trials. More recent projects have utilized mesenchymal stem cells and haemopoietic stem cells to treat disease states. The Centre is integrated into a busy clinical and diagnostic Department, with opportunities for research staff to see the impact of their work on patient care. In 2008, the Centre will be relocating to new, state-of-the-art research facilities on the Northern Campus.

Selected publications

For a comprehensive list of Professor Ward's publications and grants, please visit his Sydney Medical School academic profile.