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Biographical entry Head, Richard

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Nutritional physiologist and Pharmacologist

Summary

Richard Head is a prominent Australian pharmacologist and nutrition researcher. He has made significant contributions to understandings of chronic diseases such as diabetes and the relationships between dietary constituents and human health. Richard Head also played a central role in the establishment of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisations (CSIRO) Preventative Health National Flagship which he led from 2002 to 2012. Other achievements include the establishment of the Australian imaging Biomarkers and Lifestyle Flagship study of ageing and in 2012 his reception of the CSIRO lifetime achievement medal.

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1994 - 1997
Career position - Chief, Human Nutrition, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
1997 - 1999
Career position - Chief, Division of Health Sciences and Nutrition, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
2002 - 2012
Career position - Director, Preventative Health National Flagship, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisations (CSIRO)
2012
Award - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Lifetime Achievement Medal
2012 - 2013
Career position - Director, Sansom Institute for Health Research, Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia
2013 - 2016
Career position - Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President Research and innovation, University of South Australia

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