About Associate Professor Gregory King

Discovering disease mechanisms in asthma and COPD so that greater understanding of pathophysiology that will lead to improved management, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological.

Dr King is a medical graduate of Otago University and a clinician-researcher at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney University and Royal North Shore Hospital. He is Conjoint Associate Professor of the Sydney Medical School, Sydney University and Medical Director of the Respiratory Investigation Unit. He has a research interest in the mechanics of airways disease in relation to clinical aspects of disease. His expertise includes complex measurements of airway and lung function, including the forced oscillation technique, multiple breath nitrogen washout and 3-dimensional ventilation imaging and CT imaging. He currently supervises 7 PhD students (6 as primary supervisor) and postdoctoral fellows from science and medical backgrounds. He has a clinical and research interest in asthma, COPD and bronchiolitis in haemopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. Dr King maintains active participation in the activities of the TSANZ and ATS in terms of teaching, professional development and executive committee function.

Dr King is active in clinical research, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at a local, national and international level, and practices respiratory medicine at the Royal North Hospital, Sydney where he sees patients with severe and difficult-to-manage airways disease and acute general respiratory medical patients. His aim is to integrate research with teaching and clinical practice in relation to the management of airways disease. His research interest is airway and lung mechanics in airways diseases, in which he has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers, has supervised 15 PhD completions, and currently supervises 7 PhD students.

Selected publications

For a full list of Associate Professor King's publications please see his Sydney Medical School academic profile: here