VIFM Council Member
Professor Glenn Bowes
Nominee of the Council of the University of Melbourne
Professor Glenn Bowes is Associate Dean (Advancement) and a Professor of Paediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at The University of Melbourne.
He completed his medical degree and PhD at Monash University and his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. Glenn was Director of Respiratory Services at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne where he developed Australia’s first adult cystic fibrosis program in the early 1980s. He was recruited to Australia’s premiere children’s hospital, the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, in the early 1990’s to establish the nation’s first clinical, academic program in youth health, the Centre for Adolescent Health, and become the inaugural Professor of Adolescent Health at the University of Melbourne. During 16 years at the Royal Children’s Hospital campus Glenn held a range of executive leadership roles including Chief Medical Officer, Executive Director and more recently Stevenson Professor of Paediatrics and Head of Department of Paediatrics.
Glenn has been a board member of many organisations committed to serving children and young people. These include Mentone Grammar, President and Camp Chief of a youth leadership development organisation, Lord Somers Camp and Power House, and an elected member of the Council of the University of Melbourne. He is currently a Board Director of St Michael’s Grammar School. He was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2016 for his distinguished service to medical education and its administration, to the advancement of child health and welfare, and through contributions to government and professional organisations.