A virtual conversation with Professor Christine Jenkins

Professor Christine Jenkins George Talks

You are invited to a virtual #GeorgeTalks with Professor Christine Jenkins to discuss "2020 bush-fires and COVID-19: what does it mean for our respiratory system?".

Professor Jenkins is the Head of the Respiratory Group at The George Institute, and will be in conversation with Professor Bruce Neal, Executive Director of The George Institute in Australia.


  • Professor Christine Jenkins

    Christine Jenkins is Head of the Respiratory Group at The George Institute for Global Health; Senior Staff Specialist in Thoracic Medicine at Concord Hospital, Sydney; Clinical Professor and Head of Respiratory Discipline at University of Sydney; and Professor of Respiratory Medicine at UNSW Sydney. Christine has been Principal Investigator and has led many investigator-initiated and competitively funded clinical trials in airways disease. She has had major roles in advocacy and leadership for lung health in Australia, chairing the National Asthma Campaign, the Federal Government’s National Asthma Advisory Group and many local and international guidelines and implementation initiatives to enhance resources, skills, capacity and clinical outcomes in airways disease. She was president of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand from 2007 - 2009. Christine is an active clinician, and teaches and supervises medical students, advanced trainees and post graduate students.

    Professor Christine Jenkins
  • Professor Bruce Neal

    Professor Bruce Neal is Executive Director at The George Institute for Global Health Australia and Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney. Professor Neal is a UK-trained physician who has 20 years research experience in the clinical, epidemiological, and public health fields with a focus on heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Professor Neal has a longstanding interest in the environmental determinants of high blood pressure and the potential for changes in the food supply to deliver health gains. His work has been characterised by its focus on collaboration, quantitation, translation and impact. He holds professorial appointments at UNSW Sydney, Imperial College London, Flinders University in South Australia, an honorary appointment at the University of Sydney.

    Prof Bruce Neal