Professor Jonathan Golledge
Professor, Department of Surgery, Head of Vascular Biology Unit
Professor Jonathan Golledge is Head of the Vascular Biology Unit (VBU) at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University.
Professor Golledge joined JCU in 2002 and established the Vascular Biology Unit with the aim of carrying out research intended to be translated into improved management of aortic aneurysm and other vascular conditions.
Trained as a vascular specialist, Professor Golledge took 2 years out of specialist training to obtain experience in research techniques as part of a Cambridge MChir (Doctoral equivalent), UK.
research commitment is illustrated by a large number of presentations at International and National meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals, including a large number in top specialised journals.
Professor Golledge holds a conjoint position between the School of Medicine and Dentistry and Queensland Health, where he works as a vascular surgeon.
In addition to providing a high quality clinical service and teaching commitments his
principal aspiration is to further develop the now internationally competitive Vascular Biology Unit.
The research impact of this is evidenced by external grant support from the NIH
($1.4 million, 2005-10), NHMRC ($487,500 2009-13, $1,036,925 2009-13, $439,745 2009-11, $319,250, 2009-11, $418,125 2006-8, $295,000 2004-6), NHMRC Research Fellowship ($283,125 2007-2011), NHF ($120,000 2006-7) and Diabetes Australia.
has been integrally involved in the establishment of The Australian
and New Zealand Joint Vascular Research Group.
It is hoped that a clinical trials centre will be established in Townsville in the future.
Students who have completed their undergraduate training in a MBBS, BSc, BBiomedSc, BMedlabSc or equivalent program and are interested in participating in the Medicine or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honours Program are encouraged to contact Professor Jon Golledge.
has established the following important collaborations:
A collaborative group has been established to study aortic aneurysm involving researchers from New Zealand (Professor Andre Van Rij and Dr Greg Jones), Western Australia (Professor Frank Van Bockxmeer and Professor Paul Norman) and Queensland (Professor Golledge).