Marc A Gladman is Chair of the Surgical Research Society of Australasia and Chair of the Section of Academic Surgery and the Academic Surgery Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Marc received his degree in Medicine from King’s College in the UK and was awarded a PhD by the University of London prior to completing a NIHR lectureship in the UK. His research interest is the understanding of bowel function in health and disease and the application of such knowledge to improve patient care. His clinical research spans patient-orientated and population-based themes. He also runs an enteric neuroscience laboratory focused at exploring the complex interaction between the intrinsic and extrinsic innervation of the gut and relating aberrations of the enteric and autonomic nervous systems to disturbances in gastrointestinal function.
He is a highly regarded educator and is a member of the Academy of Surgical Educators and the University of Adelaide Education Academy. Previously, he was the Director of the Medical Program at the University of Adelaide. He has written numerous surgical and career development books, including the highly acclaimed “Examination Surgery: A Guide to Passing the FRACS” and “Clinical Cases and OSCEs in Surgery: The Definitive Guide to Passing Examinations”, which is now in its 3rd edition and has won “highly commended” honours at the British Medical Association international book awards.
He is also a member of Research and Academic Surgery Committee of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Specialist Medical Education Accreditation Committee of the Australian Medical Council and the PICO Advisory Sub-Committee of Medical Services Advisory Committee of the Department of Health. He has served in advisory roles for the National Health Performance Agency, the Cancer Institute of NSW, Cancer Australia and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.