Alistair Mallard

Clinical Project Manager

PhD, Exercise Physiology | B. Physical Education (Hons)

M +61 418 352 596

I completed a doctorate in Exercise Biochemistry, protein and genetics at the University of Queensland in 2019. During my candidature I worked in a number of areas including physiology, biochemistry, mitochondrial respiration, metabolic diseases and teaching. Whilst completing my PhD, I also worked as a senior research scientist at a contract research organisation managing phase 3 and 4 nutritional supplement trials. Before moving to the AKTN, I completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in public health, COVID-19 and Indigenous health at the University of Queensland.

Managing clinical trials at the AKTN is a challenging, yet rewarding career. The AKTN allows me to be autonomous whilst being supported from colleagues and senior staff members/clinicians. We have access to world leaders in kidney health and aim to make real change with the outcomes of every one of our trials. The strength of the stakeholder engagement with the network means that I interact with brilliant minds every day.

In my spare time (and when travel permits) I like to hit the snow. I have snowboarded in NZ, France, Japan, Switzerland, and Austria. It was a dream of my to snowboard in Chamonix and I was lucky enough to do this in early 2020! I even managed to do the famous “La Vallee Blanche” on Mont Blanc. We had to wear harnesses and crampons to even be allowed to go. I also love running and recently completed the world’s toughest half marathon in Hobart, Tasmania.

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