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Biographical entry Larkins, Richard (1943 - )

Born
17 May 1943
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Administrator and Physician

Summary

Richard Larkins has been a leader in medical and tertiary education, holding positions as Professor and Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne, and Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University. His contributions include the chairmanship of the National Health and Medical Research Council, the presidency of professional organisations, and membership of the Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council. In his medical research and clinical work his interests were in diabetes and endocrinology.

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1966
Education - MB BS, University of Melbourne
1967 - 1969
Career position - Resident Medical Officer, Royal Melbourne Hospital
1970 - 1972
Career position - Assistant Endocrinologist, Royal Melbourne Hospital
1972
Education - MD, University of Melbourne
1972 - 1974
Career position - Research Fellow, Royal Post-graduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London, United Kingdom
1974
Education - PhD, University of London, United Kingdom
1974 - 1977
Career position - Physician to Endocrine Laboratory, Royal Melbourne Hospital
1977 - 2000
Career position - Member, Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council
1978 - 1983
Career position - Director, Endocrine and Metabolic Unit, Repatriation General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne
1982
Award - Eric Susman Prize for medical research, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
1983
Career position - Reader, Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne
1984 - 1986
Career position - President, Endocrine Society of Australia
1984 - 1997
Career position - James Stewart Professor of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Western Hospital, University of Melbourne
1988 - 1990
Career position - Chairman, Board of Censors, Royal Australian College of Physicians
1991 - 1995
Career position - Chairman, Accreditation Committee, Australian Medical Council
1996 - 1889
Career position - Vice-President, Royal Australian College of Physicians
1997 - 2000
Career position - Chairman, National Health and Medical Research Council
1998 - 2000
Career position - Deputy President, Royal Australian College of Physicians
1998 - 2003
Career position - Professor and Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
2000 - 2002
Career position - President, Royal Australian College of Physicians
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society through medicine
2002
Award - Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) or service to medicine and health as an advocate for increased investment in research, as a contributor to health policy reform, and as an initiator of innovative medical programmes and the provision of training opportunities for medical officers in the Oceania region
2002
Award - Sir William Upjohn Medal, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
2003 - 2009
Career position - Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash University
2006 - 2007
Career position - Vice-President, Australian Vice Chancellors’ Committee
2008 - 2009
Career position - Chair, Universities Australia
2009 -
Career position - Chair, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Council
2009 -
Career position - President, National Stroke Foundation
2009 -
Career position - Chair, European Molecular Biology Laboratory Council (Australia)
2014 - 2016
Career position - Member of Council, La Trobe University

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  • Larkins, Richard, New tricks: reflections on a life in medicine and tertiary education, Monash University Publishing, Clayton, Vic., 2015, 264 pp. Details

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