Researcher

Associate Professor Alwin Chuan

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Surgery, Anaesthesiology

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Biography

I am a clinician-researcher in the fields of anaesthesia and pain medicine. I am internationally known as an innovator and leader in regional anaesthesia, perioperative ultrasonography, and medical education with the aim of improving patient outcomes after surgery. I collaborate in research both nationally and internationally, and help develop policies and national guidelines that impact directly on patient care in Australia and New Zealand,...view more

I am a clinician-researcher in the fields of anaesthesia and pain medicine. I am internationally known as an innovator and leader in regional anaesthesia, perioperative ultrasonography, and medical education with the aim of improving patient outcomes after surgery. I collaborate in research both nationally and internationally, and help develop policies and national guidelines that impact directly on patient care in Australia and New Zealand, Europe and North America.

I have over $4 million in grants from NHMRC, MRFF, ANZCA and the ASA to research priority topics in perioperative medicine. I am the co-author of the Oxford University Press Regional Anaesthesia Pocket Guide, and has contributed written modules for the University of Melbourne postgraduate ultrasound education courses, New York Society of Regional Anesthesia, chapters in regional anaesthesia textbooks, and peer reviewed publications. He received 2nd place in the Scientific Education and Innovations Exhibits at the American Society of Anesthesiology 2011 for a novel iPhone application on regional anaesthesia.

Selected professional contributions:

  • Chair, Australian Society of Anaesthetists Research and Grants (SPARC) Committee 2022-
  • Inaugural research lead, American Society of Regional Anesthesia Education Special Interest Group 2018-2021
  • Anaesthesia lead, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation Hip Fracture Care working group
  • Member, Scientific committees of the Australasian Symposium on Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia, ASA/ANZCA/NZSA Regional Anaesthesia Special Interest Group since 2008
  • Scientific Convenor, ASA National Scientific Congress Sydney 2019
  • Director, Liverpool Hospital perioperative ultrasound provisional fellowship program since 2007

 


My Grants

NHMRC Postgraduate Medical Fellowship 2012-2015

Australian Society of Anaesthetists PhD Support Grant 2013

ASA Jackson-Rees Research Grant 2017

Tour de Cure Cancer Foundation 2019

HCF Health Foundation 2020

NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation 2021

ANZCA Darcy Price Grant 2021

MRFF Grant 2021

Total grant value $4m


My Qualifications

MBBS (Hons) University of Sydney

PhD Macquarie University

PGCertCU Melbourne University

FANZCA College of Anaesthetists


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

ILP, Honours, Masters, PhD

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