Professor Stephen Stick
Northern Star Professor of Children’s Respiratory Health Research, Telethon Kids Institute
Director, Telethon Kids Institute Respiratory Research Centre
NHMRC Practitioner Fellow
Clinical Professor, University of Western Australia
Respiratory and Sleep Physician, Perth Children’s Hospital
Professor Stick is a career clinician and clinical researcher and holds a National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellowship. Since 2005, he has been the Principal Investigator for the Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis (AREST CF). AREST CF has developed a unique early surveillance program that has focused attention on early manifestations of CF lung disease and has contributed to a paradigm shift from an approach based on amelioration of respiratory disease to one focused on prevention of bronchiectasis, the major cause of morbidity/mortality in CF. Professor Stick is also Principal Investigator for the world’s first clinical trial to prevent bronchiectasis in newborns diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (COMBAT CF).