Researcher

Professor Richard John Harvey

My Expertise

Inflammatory sinus disease, allergy, disorders of nasal breathing, rhinoplasty, nasal reconstruction, tumours of the nose,sinus and skull base, pituitary tumours, chordoma, chondrosarcoma, craniopharyngioma, rathke's cyst, nasal polyps and polyposis

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Richard currently works as a dedicated rhinologist (nose, sinus, allergy and endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery) at Macquarie University and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Sydney. He is the program head of Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery at the Applied Medical Research Center of UNSW and is Professor at both the University of NSW and Macquarie University. After several years of post-training fellowships, including formal fellowships in the...view more

Richard currently works as a dedicated rhinologist (nose, sinus, allergy and endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery) at Macquarie University and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Sydney. He is the program head of Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery at the Applied Medical Research Center of UNSW and is Professor at both the University of NSW and Macquarie University. After several years of post-training fellowships, including formal fellowships in the USA and UK, Richard practices in Sydney, Australia, as one of only a few dedicated rhinologists in the country. He has authored over 250 publications, books, book chapters and completed his PhD in trans-nasal skull base surgery. Richard has presented over 500 lectures and talks on sino-nasal disease management. He is the current Editor-in-chief of the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology (ww.w.TheAJO.com) as well as an associate editor for the Cochrane ENT disorders group currently. Richard contributes to the editorial board for Rhinology Journal, American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy and the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology and is actively involved in research programs in Sydney. He is the recipient of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the Art and Science of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, intended to recognise members who are providing outstanding OHNS services beyond their normal practice activities. Along with training surgeons in both developed and emerging countries, Richard runs a series of courses with Sydney every year to further rhinologic education and training in Australia.


My Grants

Grants & funding:

Title of project

Source

Date

Duration

Amount

Effects of topical Vitamin D on the epithelial responses to injury

 

ENT Technologies research (industry)

 

2016

1 year

$17,500

APP1088778: Genetic stratification of tumours of the head, neck, pituitary and skull base – identifying prognostic and new therapeutic targets (CIA – Dinger, CIE – Harvey)

Cancer Council NSW Project Grant RG15-19

 

2015

3years

$360,000

Rhinitis research program

Meda Pharmaceticals (industry)

2015

1 year

$15,000

Allergy sensitization patterns in Sydney

Stallergenes

2014

1 year

$12,000

Olympus education programs

Olympus

2013

4 years

$48,000

Air-liquid interface model in chronic rhinosinusitis and vitamin D metabolism in upper airway mucosa

 

ENT Technologies research support grant

 

2012

1 year

$34,063

Establishment of an air-liquid interface cell culture model’

Curran Foundation Grant

 

2012

1 year

$10,500

 

Educational training courses

Medtronic Research Grant

2011

5years

$203,000

Rhinology tissue bank development

Medtronic Research Grant

 

2011

3 years

$25,000

 

Eotaxin expression and genotyping in chronic rhinosinusitis

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

2010

1 year

 

$11,750

 

Establishment of endoscopic training facility

Karl Storz Equipment Grant

 

2010

1 year

$400,000

Fluid residuals and drug exposure in nasal irrigation’

Neil Med Pharmaceuticals

 

2009

1 year

$7,120 USD

 

Endoscopic Surgical Skills Upgrade to Dissection Lab’

Curran Foundation Grant

 

2009

1 year

$19,950

 

Sino-nasal training models

Curran Foundation Grant

 

2009

1 year

$18,000

The effects of delivery device and sinus surgery on topical distribution’

Neil Med Pharmaceuticals

2008

1 year

$10,104


My Qualifications

Professional Memberships:

2009 - current

American Rhinologic Society

Fellow (inducted Oct 2009)

 

2008 - current

Australasian Rhinologic Society

Member

 

2006 - current

American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery

International Fellow

Member ID: 107669

 

2006 - current

Australian Society of Otolaryngologists/Head & Neck Surgeons

Ordinary Member

 

2006 - current

Australian Society of Facial Plastic Surgeons

Member

 

2010 - current

Australian Society of Clinical Immunologists and Allergist

Fellow

 


My Research Activities

We are actively involved in teritary research at all levels of medical and surgical rhinologic care. Our projects involve both international collaborations, and  multi-centre studies within Australia. Both Prof Harvey and our Director of Clinical Research, Raquel Alvarado, speak regularly at national and international meetings on rhinologic research.

Please contact either Prof Richard Harvey or Director of Clinical Research, Raquel Alvarado, if you would like more information about our research, or are interested in becoming involved in any of the projects listed below.

  • Novel irrigation therapies for chronic inflammatory sino-nasal disease
  • Diagnostic treatment protocols for rhinitis, sinusitis and tumours
  • Novel topical therapies in CRS management
  • Clinical outcomes in skull base surgery
  • Pituitary tumour genetics, diagnosis, treatment and surgery
  • Outcomes assessment for open rhinoplasty and endoscopic turbinate reduction
  • Basic and clinical science to the eitiopathogensis of CRS
  • A tissue bank program allowing a range of other research projects

Contact Director of Clinical Research, Raquel Alvarado, on +61 2 9360 4811 to get involved in any of our current studies.

Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5pm in the Level 8 conference room at St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research (AMR), entrance at 405 Liverpool St.

If entering the building after 5pm, you will need swipe access to get in the front doors and also up the lift. Please call the Director of Clinical Research, Raquel Alvarado, or Richard, 0410 607 630, for access. For OH&S reasons, if you do not have a SVMHS swipe card, you must sign in to the AMR visitor book.


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

Project title: Mechanism of upper aireay allergic inflammation.

Discipline: Immunology

Project level:  ILP and Honours

Supervisors: Associate Professor Bill Sewell & Professor Richard Harvey

Project commencement: Variable


Currently supervising

Supervised (or co-supervised):

 

Doctor of Philosophy candidates1-7

  1. Snidvongs K. Corticosteroid nasal irrigations after endoscopic sinus surgery for recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis [PhD]. Macquarie University: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University; 2013.
  2. Sacks PL. Prognostic biomarkes in HPV positive neoplasia of the upper aerodigestive tract [PhD]. UNSW: Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales; 2016.
  3. Lai L. The Evolution of intracranial aneurysm surgery through history, contemporary practices and continuing innovations [PhD]. Macquarie University: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University; 2014.
  4. Ho J. Biomarkers in chronic rhinosinusitis [PhD]. UNSW: Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales; 2017.
  5. Hamizan AKW. Entopy and local IgE in rhinitis [PhD]. UNSW: Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales; 2015
  6. Do T. Assessment of Intranasal vascularity and its clinical implicaitons [PhD]. UNSW: Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales; 201

 

Masters of Surgery candidates1-6

  1. Rom D. The impact of the microbiome on measures of disease severity in chronic rhinosinusitis Faculty of Medicine. Newtown: University of Sydney, 2017:25.
  2. Parmar P. Quality of Life Impact of Skull Base Surgery and Septal Flap Reconstruction Faculty of Medicine. Newtown: University of Sydney, 2012:19.
  3. Nalavenkata S. Long term outcomes following primary treatment of esthesioneuroblastoma Faculty of Medicine. Newtown: University of Sydney, 2015:19.
  4. Loh TL. Vidian Neurectomy: Implications of Nasal and Ocular Function School of Surgical Sciences. Edinburgh: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2015:19.
  5. Bhatia D. Proposal of a New Method for Objective Endoscopic Assessment of The Minimal Cross Sectional Area at The Nasal Valve Using Digital Imaging Faculty of Medicine. Newtown: University of Sydney, 2014:19.
  6. Ahmadi N. Intranasal corticosteroid use and intraocular pressure, glaucoma, and other ocular adverse events Faculty of Medicine. Newtown: University of Sydney, 2014:19.

 

Honour’s Student candidates1-13

  1. Wilkinson A. Prognostic Factors in Pituitary Neoplasia: Towards a Better Understanding of Pituitary Neoplasia. Faculty of Science, School of Medical Sciences. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2015:59.
  2. Strazdins E. The impact of mental health on rhinoplasty outcomes Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2015:59.
  3. Pratt E. An investigation of tissue IgE antibody sequences School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2009:59.
  4. Palesy T. The diagnosis and management of external nasal valve stenosis and collapse Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2013:59.
  5. Mo S. Unilateral Nasal Peak Inspiratory Flow Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2017:40.
  6. Lam M. Eosinophilic inflammatory mediators in Chronic Rhinosinusitis Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2010:59.
  7. Joseph M. Clinicomorphological predictors of secondary headache and the outcome of endoscopic transphenoidal surgery Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2017:80.
  8. Imrie A. Immunohistochemistry Analysis of Interleukin-25 and Interleukin-33 in Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps School of Medicine. Darlinghurst: University of Notre Dame, 2014:59.
  9. Ho J. Nuocyte immunohistochemistry in patients with chronic inflammatory sinusitis (CRS) Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2011:5
  10. Ende JA. Environmental Responses from Viral Infected Respiratory Epithelial Cells Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2015:59.
  11. Cheng J. Relative Expression of 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 Receptor, Vitamin D 1-Hydroxylase, Vitamin D 24-Hydroxylase, and Vitamin D 25-Hydroxylase in chronic rhinosinusitis Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2013:59.
  12. Azer M. Identification of potential diagnostic markers for reflux-associated non-allergic rhinitis Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2017:59.
  13. Ahmadzada S. Effects Of Allergen Exposure And Environmental Pollution On Human Respiratory Epithelium In Chronic Rhinosinusitis School of Medicine. Darlinghurst: University of Notre Dame, 2014:59.

 

Medical Student Independent Learning Project (ILP) candidates1-13

  1. Yeung K. Radiologic characteristics of CRS subtypes Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2013:59.
  2. Saricilar EC. Impact of multisdisciplanary team review and patient care on outcomes in pituitary surgery Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2017:29.
  3. Saricilar EC. Optimizing cell harvest from nasal brushings for determining local allergy responses Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2016:59.
  4. Sacks PL. Topical or systemic antifungal therapy for the symptomatic treatment of CRS or AFS: meta-analysis Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2010:59.
  5. Ramali R. Objective Airflow Outcomes of Rhinoplasty: Symmetry of nasal airflow and cosmesis Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2014:59.
  6. Nie YF. Surgery and age as predictive factors for outcomes after open rhinoplasty and reconstructive nasal surgery Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2015:59.
  7. McLachlan R. Serum vitamin D levels and clinicopathological measures of disease severity in chronic inflammatory rhinosinusitis Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2011:59.
  8. Matchett IAC. Inflammation in the post-tumour resection cavity and the influence of inhalant allergy Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2016:59.
  9. Ma SW. Impact of topical Vitamin D on epithelial response to environmental injury Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2016:5
  10. Kim J-H. The development of an air-liquid interface cell culture model Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2013:59.
  11. Hull L. Eotaxin polymorphism and clinical severity in Chronic Inflammatory Rhinosinusitis Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2011:59.
  12. Gupta SS. Alar base reduction in rhinoplasty: impact on cosmesis and function Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2016:59.
  13. Cho J. Sinonasal Function Following Pituitary Surgery via Endoscopic, Transnasal/septal Microscopic, or Sublabial Microscopic Approach Faculty of Medicine. Kensington: University of New South Wales, 2013:59.

 


My Engagement

Administrative Activity:

 

National

 

2017 –

 

Editor-in-Chief, Australian Journal of Otolaryngology

AME Publishing and ASOHNS

 

2010 - 2015

 

Member of the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) St Vincents Hospital

Lead HREC and HOMER oversight group

 

2012 – current

 

 

Elected Member of the NSW Regional Committee, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Executive committee 2014-15

 

2012 – current

 

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology & Allergy (ASCIA) workgroup on rhinitis and immunotherapy

 

2012 – current

 

Editorial Board, Journal of Laryngology & Otology, Australian Supplement

 

2014 – current

 

Editor, Journal of Laryngology & Otology, Australian Supplement

 

2014 -

National allergy Taskforce (in conjunction with ASICA)

Research Committee

2014-2016

Australian Society of Otolaryngologists/Head & Neck Surgeons

Vice chair NSW

2016- 2018

Australian Society of Otolaryngologists/Head & Neck Surgeons

NSW Section chair

International

 

2012-2013

Invited member of the European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis workgroup

EPOS 2012 update

 

2011 – 2015

 

Associate Editor, American Journal of Allergy and Rhinology

Oceanside Publishers

 

2011 – current

 

Editorial Board, International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology

Wiley Press

 

2010 – current

 

Editorial Board, Rhinology Journal

European Rhinologic Society publishers

 

2011 – current

 

Associate Editor, Cochrane ENT Disorders Group

 

2012 – current

 

International Committee

American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

 

2013 – current

 

Research Committee

American Rhinologic Society

 

2012 – current

 

Fellowship Committee

American Rhinologic Society

 

2015

Scientific Convener

The 2015 Australia & New Zealand Rhinologic Society Conference

Hilton Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand

April 10-12th

 

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Location

Research Unit: Applied Medical Research Centre, St Vincent's Hospital, UNSW
Clinical Unit: 67 Burton St, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010


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Contact

+61 2 9360 4811
+61 2 9360 9919

Videos

Rathke cyst with visual loss
Outside in Draf 3 frontal sinus surgery
Dacrocystorhinostomy