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Geoffrey Cleghorn

Professor Geoffrey Cleghorn is Director of Research at the School of Medicine, Professor of Paediatrics & Child Health at The University of Queensland, Australia & Professor of Pediatrics at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

He is a graduate of The University of Queensland Medical School and undertook postgraduate training in paediatric gastroenterology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto Canada. Following his training he entered academic practice within The University of Queensland. He is currently the senior paediatrician in the Children’s Nutrition Research Centre in the Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute, Brisbane.

Professor Cleghorn has published in excess of 250 scientific articles and book chapters and is an invited lecturer and public speaker on a number of infant related issues including perinatal and paediatric nutrition. His research interests include the use of energy expenditure and body composition analysis in a number of disease states including chronic liver disease, cystic fibrosis, and general nutritional rehabilitation. He has been the recipient of a number of research grants from national and international granting bodies including the Australian Research Council, the National Health & Medical Research Council from Australia and the National Institutes of Health from the USA.

Professor Cleghorn has developed an extensive network of associations throughout Asia and hence has a very high profile within this region. He is a frequent, invited visitor to countries throughout Asia and has spoken on a number of nutritional and gastrointestinal topics during these visits. This profile has enabled Professor Cleghorn to be formally appointed to the Academic Teaching Staff of the Department of Child Health, University of Indonesia as a visiting Professor, to become involved in several multinational trials in S.E. Asia, and has seen a number of trainees travel to Brisbane to further their paediatric gastrointestinal and nutritional studies with him and his colleagues.

He has been invited to act as an external consultant in a wide variety of capacities across the tertiary and corporate sector including many multi-national pharmaceutical and nutritional companies. He has served on the research and advisory boards of many multi-national companies. He has led external consultancies in a number of regions including the Middle East and South East Asia

His memberships include the Queensland Academy of Arts and Science, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the North American Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition. In addition, he also holds the following positions:

Past President, the Asian and Pacific Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology & Nutrition

Past President, The Federation of International Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (World Federation)

Editorial Board, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition

Editorial Board, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Editorial Board, Journal of Advances in Nutrition

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