VIFM Council Member
Professor Robert Conyers
Nominee of the Attorney General
Executive and Finance Committee Chairman
Audit and Risk Management Committee Chairman
Bob Conyers is a graduate in medicine, science, research and business. He undertook his medical specialist pathologist training in Sydney becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. He was awarded a Nuffield Medical Fellowship at Oxford University to undertake research into the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism and gained his Doctor of Philosophy degree there.
He has held the positions of Senior Consultant Pathologist and Head of the Metabolic Research Group at the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide; Director of Biochemistry, Alfred Hospital and Head of the Cardiac Metabolic Laboratory, Baker Medical Research Institute; Executive Director of Pathology for the North West Health Care Network (which included pathology services at Royal Melbourne and Western Hospitals); Executive (Group) Medical Director for the Gribbles Group in Australasia; and Clinical Director, Chemical Pathology, Victoria, St John
of God Pathology.
Bob has held senior positions on major hospital committees, in professional and scientific associations, and on peak government advisory committees in relation to diagnostic pathology and animal welfare. He has been a non-executive director on the Council of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and on the Board of the Australian Medical Association of Victoria. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University.
Bob’s metabolic and nutritional research has been into oxalate kidney stones, cancer wasting, energy metabolism in sports, and metabolic support of the heart in surgery and transplantation. He holds a master’s degree in Business Leadership and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has been made a Fellow of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and a Fellow of the Australian Medical Association.