Professor Robert McLachlan recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

By Hudson Institute communications

Renowned Hudson researcher, clinical andrologist, and men’s health advocate, Professor Robert McLachlan has been made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Professor Robert McLachlan has been made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Professor Robert McLachlan

Prof McLachlan was honoured for his service to medicine in the field of endocrinology, particularly to men’s reproductive health, and to medical research.

Prof McLachlan is a physician-scientist who has made significant contributions to translational research in men’s reproductive health since he commenced at Prince Henry’s Institute in 1983. He is also a leading advocate for men’s health on the national stage.

Prof McLachlan has a long history of linking basic research on male fertility regulation to clinical outcomes. This research resulted in major contributions to methods of evaluating spermatogenesis, its endocrine regulation and to developing male hormonal contraception.

In addition to his roles as Deputy Director of the Centre for Endocrinology and Metabolism , and head of the Clinical Andrology Research Group at Hudson Institute, Prof McLachlan is a Deputy Director of Endocrinology at Monash Medical Centre, Consultant Andrologist to the Monash IVF program, consultant to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is the Director of Andrology Australia, a Federal Government initiative committed to research and community and professional education in male reproductive health.

Director of the Centre for Endocrinology and Metabolism, Professor Peter Fuller, said Prof McLachlan has been a significant influence on men’s health in Australia, not just as a clinician and researcher, but also in public advocacy.

“Professor McLachlan is Australia’s leading clinical andrologist and is internationally recognised for his work on men’s reproductive health. He is an enthusiastic and articulate advocate for community awareness of men’s health issues,” Professor Fuller said.

As Director of Andrology Australia, Professor McLachlan co-ordinates research into men’s reproductive health and aims to raise awareness of male reproductive health disorders and their associations with chronic disease. He also contributes to the research and education on men’s health and fertility through membership of the World Health Organisation subcommittee for Research on Methods for the Regulation of Male Fertility and as a member of various peak bodies such as the Fertility Society of Australia and the International Society of Andrology.

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