Professor Haydn Walters
Head of Research and Mercy Chair of Medicine Melbourne


Professor Haydn Walters graduated with 1st Class Honours in Natural Science and Medicine from Oxford University in 1975.  He did postgraduate medical training and research training in the UK, obtaining FRCP and DM.  He was a post doc fellow at CVRI, University of California San Francisco as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. 

Having been a Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Professor Walters came to Australia in 1992 as Foundation Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Monash University and Director of Respiratory Medicine at the Alfred Hospital.  In 2001 he moved to Hobart as Professor of Medicine at the University of Tasmania and Clinical Chief of Medicine at the Royal Hobart Hospital. 

In 2010 he took up the current appointments as Mercy Professor of Medicine and Chair of Medicine at Werribee Mercy Hospital and Associate Dean and Head of the Melbourne Clinical School at The University of Notre Dame.

Professor Walters leads an established Respiratory Research Group with the Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, with a number of overlapping research interests:

  1. Immunopathology of Airway Diseases
  2. Epidemiology of Lung Diseases in Australia and Tasmania
  3. Clinical Physiology
  4. Cystic Fibrosis and Airway Microbiology
  5. Health Services Research

He currently holds 4 NHMRC project grants.

Professor Walters has a strong interest in Evidence-Based Medicine and works closely as an Editor with the Cochrane Collaboration.  He reviews for all the major respiratory journals, and is on the editorial board of Thorax, and the MJA.