VIFM Council Member
Professor Glenn Bowes
Nominee of the Council of the University of Melbourne
In his role as Associate Dean (Advancement), Professor Glenn Bowes
is responsible for senior academic leadership and oversight of, advice
on, and direct participation in, major advancement and engagement
programs for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.
Together with the Dean, Glenn leads advancement and alumni activities
across the Faculty, supported by the Heads of School in conjunction with the Director, Advancement. Glenn is Chair of the Faculty Trusts & Donations Committee. He is a medical graduate who trained in respiratory medicine.
He completed his PhD at Monash University in the area of respiratory physiology and his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto studying the control of breathing during sleep.
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.