Find out more about our renal research team.
A/Prof Tim Hewitson
Senior Renal Scientist
Tim Hewitson is a senior scientist in the Department of Nephrology, and is a Principal Fellow with the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, He is a science graduate, completing a Ph.D. in 1998 at the renal unit of The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and a Grad. Dip. Mgt. in 2002.
He manages and supervises the Nephrology Department’s laboratory, and publishes widely on both laboratory techniques and aspects of renal disease in general. For some years, his research work has focused on the pathology and cell biology of progressive fibrosis, the objective being to better understand the failure of repair mechanisms after injury.
Dr Edward Smith
BSc MSc PhD
Dr Sven-Jean Tan
Lead for clinical research
BBS, B Med Sci, Grad Cert Clin Res Methods, FRACP, PhD
Sven-Jean Tan completed her undergraduate medical degree at The University of Melbourne and graduated in 2005. She completed her advanced training in Nephrology (FRACP) in 2012. Her training included time spent at Monash Medical Centre (Victoria), St Vincent’s Health Melbourne (Victoria) and Townsville Hospital (Queensland). She has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Methods prior to returning to Melbourne in 2013 to undertake her post-graduate research degree.
She completed her PhD in 2017 and is now coordinating clinical studies.
Dr Matt Sypek
Dr Ashish Sharma
Dr Irene Ruderman
Dr Mary Pan
Dr Andrew Talbot
Clinical research team
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