A/Prof. Josette M ERIS
MBBS(HonsI) FRACP PhD
A/Prof. Eris graduated from Sydney University with first class honours and undertook nephrology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She became a fellow of the RACP in 1989. She undertook research in the field of basic immunology culminating in a PhD from Sydney University for the study of ‘cellular interactions in a transgenic model of self tolerance’. A/Prof Eris was awarded the Don Jacquot Travelling Fellowship and Bicentennial Travelling Fellowship with which she undertook postdoctoral research in the transplant unit of the Nuffield Department of Surgery in Oxford, UK studying the determinants of longterm graft acceptance.
A/Prof Eris was appointed to staff in the Renal Department of the Central Area Health Services in 1994 as Director of Renal Transplantation Services. In 2003 she was appointed Director of Renal Services for Statewide Renal Services at the Central Sydney Area Health Service which is one of the largest renal units in Australia. Her current research interests include the markers and pathogenesis of chronic allograft nephropathy and the development of anti-rejection modalities and access equity for transplantation. More recent interests include implications of donor specific antibodies in outcomes, bone disease post transplantation and crossing ABO barriers in transplantation.
A/Prof Eris is the immediate past President of the Transplant Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ). She chaired the Standing Committees of TSANZ for four years. She has previously been Chair of the Dialysis, Nephrology and Transplantation Committee and is a past Chair of the NSW Transplant Advisory Committee. She has been a member of the CARI Steering Committee and the Scientific Subcommitee of the CSAHS Ethics Committee.
A/Prof Eris is a reviewer for Journals of Transplantation, American Journal of Transplantation, Medical Journal of Australia and Nephrology. She has convened National meetings for TSANZ, DNT and was on the executive of the organising committee for the Transplantation Society meeting in Sydney in 2008. She has supervised a number of postgraduate higher degree students and been an invited speaker in numerous meetings in the area of immunosuppression and transplantation.