Nigel Toussaint graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1997 and completed advanced training in Nephrology (FRACP) in Melbourne in 2005. He has subsequently completed a PhD through Monash University (2009), undertaking clinical research in the area of vascular calcification and cardiovascular risk in patients with chronic kidney disease. He completed a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology (2007), to enhance his knowledge in clinical research, and has also completed an NHMRC National Institute of Clinical Science (NICS) Fellowship in implementation research.
He has previously worked as a Consultant Nephrologist at Western Health (2006-2013), where he was the Physician in charge of Home Dialysis Therapies, and at Monash Medical Centre (2009-2012). He has been a Consultant Nephrologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital since 2007.
Nigel is currently the Deputy Director of the Department of Nephrology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital (since 2013). He is the Lead Physician for Clinical Research in the Renal Unit and is also a Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Melbourne, currently supervising post-graduate students with ongoing research in the area of bone and mineral disorders in chronic kidney disease (CKD-MBD), especially phosphate homeostasis and vascular calcification.
Other research interests include home haemodialysis, early detection and management of chronic kidney disease, and reducing cardiovascular risk in CKD. He is co-author of national renal guidelines and has numerous publications in peer-review international journals.