Inaugural Chair of the Executive Operations Secretariat, Australasian Kidney Trials Network (AKTN)
Professor Carmel Hawley MB BS (Hons) M.Med Sci (Medical Statistics) FRACP, is a physician researcher and Clinical Trialist. Professor Hawley is the inaugural Chair of the Executive Operations Secretariat for the Australasian Kidney Trials Network (AKTN), a collaborative research network that has to date enabled over 18 multi-centre investigator-initiated clinical trials, many in collaboration with international research partners. Professor Hawley is a Fellow of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, and a key member of several national and international collaborations. She is current Co-Chair, ANZSN Research Advisory Committee. She has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles and has been the recipient of upwards of $47,800,000 in research grant funding, primarily from the National Health and Medical Research Council’s federal grant program. In recognition of her significant contribution to the field of nephrology research, in 2018 Professor Hawley was awarded Kidney Health Australia’s highest accolade, the Kincaid-Smith medal.