Professor Graeme Jones

Graeme is currently Professor of Rheumatology and Epidemiology and Head of the Musculoskeletal Unit at the Menzies Research Institute in Tasmania. He is also in private practice as a rheumatologist. He has received grants from competitive and non-competitive sources and has published more than 430 articles, primarily on osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. He was Tasmanian scientist of the year in 2013 and was awarded the University of Tasmania research medal in 2014. For his Fulbright project, Graeme will be working with colleagues at UCSF on improved selection and identification of who should have knee replacement surgery. Osteoarthritis is common throughout Australia, and the prevalence is increasing with an ageing population. Graeme’s project will more effectively predict who will require joint replacements. This has the potential to better allocate finite resources and to greatly improve the management of osteoarthritis in Australia.