Bill Musk AM
“It was my pleasure to know Barry Knowles in a professional capacity as his doctor. Having firsthand experience with the lives of those affected by mesothelioma, I understand how devastating this disease is and how important it is to increase scientific understanding of them. But research is expensive, which is where the support of organisations such as Reflections is important.”
Prof A W (Bill) Musk has been a respiratory physician at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital since 1978, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Western Australia since 1992 and, Clinical Professor in the School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia since 1998.
Until September 2013 Professor Musk worked as a full-time general respiratory physician with special interest in occupational lung diseases and for the last 5 years spent 3 sessions funded through an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship Grant which allowed him time to take part in research projects. He has since continued in part-time (3/10) clinical medicine which allows increased time for his research activities.
In 1992 Dr Musk was awarded Member of the Order of Australia for services to medicine in the areas of asbestos-related diseases and smoking control.
With training in clinical and occupational respiratory medicine, epidemiology and public health, his clinical and research interests have been in clinical and epidemiological aspects of lung disease (particularly occupational and environmental lung diseases) and cancer. He is an author on over 370 peer-reviewed articles and numerous reviews and book chapters in the scientific literature in these areas of research.