Dr Brian Meade (Phd)

BSC (Hons), PhD

Brian Joseph Meade majored in Clinical Biochemistry, Pathology and Endocrinology for his first science degree. He completed the degree of BSc (Hons) by perfecting a method of transferring embryos in sheep. He was awarded a PhD in 1987 by Deakin University for research in Reproductive Physiology.

After demonstrating in Biochemistry, Dr Meade became a Lecturer in Physiology and eventually Coordinator and Lecturer in Endocrinology. For some years after obtaining his PhD, Brian conducted research focused on the immune system at Deakin University in the Endocrinology Department.

Dr Meade was the Chief Investigator for several research projects such as heart sounds in dogs at the Veterinary School, Werribee. As an Honorary Research Fellow with the Flinders/Deakin University Dept of Rural Health, he led a study into Telemedicine in association with the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and Rural Ambulance Victoria. He also lead research into early detection of decompensation in congestive heart failure in association with the Cardiology Department at Barwon Health and other Victorian Hospitals.

Dr Meade was an associate fellow at the faculty of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, UK, and a member of the faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

Most recently, Dr Meade was Chief Investigator into ‘The Virtual Clinic’, a model for trained volunteer lay people in remote areas of Australia using satellite video-conferencing and peripheral diagnostic tools. This was sponsored by the University Department of Rural Health.

Dr Meade spent time overseas as a Visiting Medical Scientist to the Medical College in Sierra Leone and Port Vila Hospital, Vanuatu. He also travelled to Ireland, where he conducted medical research in the prediction of ovulation in women.

Dr Meade has a special interest in the biochemistry, molecular biology and endocrinology of cancer in general and on the impact of nutrition and nutraceuticals in particular.