Professor Jo Douglass

BMedSc (Hons), MBBS Monash, MD Monash, FRACP

Professor Jo Douglass is Head of the Department of Immunology and Allergy, Royal Melbourne Hospital. The Department cares for inpatients and outpatients with chronic inflammatory, autoimmune, allergic and immune deficiency disorders, and supervises the diagnostic Clinical Immunology Laboratory.

Previously, Jo was Head of the Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology Service at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne until May 2012, caring for patients with asthma, allergic diseases, systemic autoimmune disorders and primary and acquired immune deficiencies. It includes a node of the national Cooperative Research Centre for Asthma and Airways.

Jo Douglass has held the Office of President of the Australasian Society for Clinical Immunology and Allergy for the period 2010 to September 2012. She is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Monash University. Jo has 90 original publications in the field of Clinical Immunology, Asthma and disease outcomes.

Dr Douglass has extensive experience in the implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) and has worked with the Clinical Pathways Working Group (CPWG) at the Alfred hospital on the integration of clinical and cost effectiveness evidence and CPGs into health service delivery in respiratory medicine.