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A/Prof Janet Rimmer is a respiratory physician and allergist who trained in Australia including undertaking an MD thesis entitled “Histamine releasability in asthma” at the Garvan Institute in Sydney. She then undertook further research and clinical training overseas (Prof Steven Holgate’s group at the Dept Immunopharmacology, Southampton and the Brompton Hospital, London).
In 2014 she achieved GAICD status (Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors).
She is primarily a clinician but has been involved in professional organisations including the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (NSW State President, National Honorary Secretary, Treasurer ICACI), Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (Convenor of the Asthma and Allergy SIG), National Asthma Council (Director and ASCIA Representative), St Vincent’s Private Hospital (Chair Medical Credentials Committee and Member of Medical Advisory Committee), St Vincents Health Australia Sydney Regional Advisory Council and Sydney Hospital (Honorary Secretary Department of Medicine and Deputy Chair and Chair of the Combined Medical Staff Council). She has been part of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research for 19 years involved in research projects and clinical trials related to asthma, rhinitis and allergic disease. She is also part of the Rhinology and Skull Base, Applied Medical Research Centre located on St Vincent’s campus.
MBBS (Hons) MD FRACP