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Professor John Knight
John is Director of Australia-China Partnerships and a Professorial Fellow in the Renal and Metabolic Division at the George Institute. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney and an Adjunct Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the Children’s Hospital Westmead.
John commenced work as Director of Australia-China Partnerships in February 2015. This new position was created to embrace the academic and business opportunities arising from the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. The agreement specifically mentions health care and R&D as areas for economic growth. John will work to strengthen existing research partnerships and look for opportunities for new ones. He will encourage training opportunities between Sydney and Beijing. A broader task is to identify Australia-China commercial healthcare partnerships which may benefit from our involvement.
His current contribution to the Renal and Metabolic Division includes a prospective study of dialysis outcomes in India and the Affordable Dialysis Prize.