Scientific Advisory Board

Professor Eric Chung

Professor Eric Chung is a consultant urological surgeon at the AndroUrology Centre for Sexual, Urinary and Reproductive Excellence and holds professorial academic appointments at the University of Queensland in Brisbane and Macquarie University Hospital in Sydney. He is the Secretary-General of the Asia Pacific Society of Sexual Medicine (APSSM), Past Chair of the Andrology section within the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ) and Chair of the Scientific Committee at the International Society of Sexual Medicine (ISSM). He has been invited as speaker and surgeon mentor at many national and international meetings, and has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters.   

Professor Russ Chess-Williams

Professor Russ Chess-Williams is the Director of the Centre for Urology Research and Professor of Pharmacology at Bond University. His main research interests are the physiology and pharmacology of the lower urinary tract and he was involved in the early pre-clinical studies of tamsulosin, solifenacin and mirabegron.  His recent studies have focused on the role of the urothelium in regulating lower urinary tract function and bladder sensory mechanisms in health and disease. He has published >170 papers that have received >8500 citations and he has authored >600 conference abstracts.  His published works include original papers in European Urology (IF=17) and Nature (IF=43) and his publications have been referenced in 26 patents. 

Current committee memberships include International Continence Society 2021 Annual meeting, State Educationa nd Activities Committee, Continence Foundation of Australia, Scientific Committee, Australasian Society of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacologists & Toxicologists, Co-Chair, Special Interest Group Committee (Gastrointestinal & Urogenital), ASCEPT.

Professor Geoff Strange

Prof. Geoff Strange is a health researcher who has specialist interest in “Big Data”, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its application to further our understanding of a variety of Structural Heart Disease. Geoff is Professor within the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney and the School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame, Australia. Geoff is the Senior Academic lead for the burden of disease study (CHD) base at the Heart Research Institute Sydney and is a member of the cardiology research team at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. Geoff is creator, Director and Chief Investigator of the National Echo Database of Australia and New Zealand (NEDA) – the largest mortality linked echocardiographic database in the world covering more than 45 specialist centres across Australia. Geoff has led several governmental initiatives that have resulted in significant translational outcomes for patients (including combination therapy funding for PAH and the National Action Plan on childhood heart disease after establishing the Congenial Heart Alliance of Australia and New Zealand; a research initiative spanning 15 centres across the region resulting in 27 M in funding for the National Action Plan on childhood heart disease from The Hon Minister Hunt).

Geoff’s research interests include, Big Data and AI for Cardiovascular Disease (Structural Heart Disease), Pulmonary Hypertension, Congenital Heart Disease and Echocardiography.