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Editorial Board

David J Handelsman

MB BS, University of Melbourne
Registered Medical Practitioner, NSW Medical Board
FRACP (Endocrinology)
PhD in Medicine, University of Sydney
NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellow (Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles)
Director, Andrology Unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
Wellcome Australia Senior Research Fellow, Depts of Med & Obs/Gyn, Univ of Sydney
Associate Professor, Depts of Medicine, Obstet & Gynecology, University of Sydney
Eric Susman Prize, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Visiting Professor, Institute of Reproductive Medicine, Munster, Germany
Professor in Reproductive Endocrinology & Andrology (Personal Chair), Univ of Sydney. First full Professor of Andrology in Australia
Foundation Professor/Director, ANZAC Research Institute, Concord Hosp/Univ Sydney
Head, Department of Andrology, Concord Hospital (1st Dept of Andrology in Australia)
Inaugural AMA Men’s Health Award
Interim Director, Asbestos Disease Research Institute, Concord Hospital/Univ of Sydney
Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
National Award for University Teaching for Developing Univ of Sydney Faculty of Medicine’s Summer Scholarship Scheme
Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture, University of Adelaide
Honorary Life Member, Endocrine Society of Australia
Associate Dean (Research Strategy), Faculty of Medicine, Univ of Sydney
RFD Lecture Award, Society for Reproductive Biology


  • Member, Steering Committee, Male Task Force of WHO Human Reproduction Programme 1988-94
    Ad hoc adviser to WHO Human Reproduction Programme and UN Fund for Population Activities

  • Scientific Committee, First (1990) and Second (1995) International Androgen Workshops

  • Member, Australian Drug Evaluation Committee 1994-1998

  • President, Endocrine Society of Australia 1992-94

  • Secretary, International Society of Andrology 1997-2001

  • Member, NHMRC Grants Panels (Reproduction, Endocrinology) & Fellowships for >20 years

  • Expert Advisory Panel, Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee (ASDMAC) 1999-

  • Board, Andrology Australia (Australian Centre of Excellence in Male Reproductive Health) 1999-

  • Member, Anti-Doping Research Panel, Dept of Health and Ageing 2002-

  • Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, Freemason’s Foundation Centre for Men’s Health, University of Adelaide 2007-

  • Member, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ealth medicine and Research Committee 2011-3


  • Scientific papers – 267; book chapters, reviews and reports – 117; scientific abstracts – 353

  • Over a 30 year research career he has made over 650 scientific contributions including 330 scientific papers, cited >8100 times (average >22 citation/paper, h factor 50, March 2011)

  • Supervised or co-supervised 21 PhD and 11 other graduate students.

  • Editorial Boards: 14 (9 current) editorial boards of international peer-reviewed journals

  • Editor (Male Reproduction) JCEM, 2010-14

  • Deputy Editor in Chief, Asian Journal of Andrology 2007-

  • Invited ad hoc reviewer for 106 peer-review journals, review ~200 manuscripts per year

  • Continuous funding since 1980 through grants from peer-reviewed international and national research funding agencies as well as research contracts from the pharmaceutical industry

Male reproductive health, medicine and biology involving research in basic, clinical and public health domains.
Physiology, pharmacology and toxicology of androgens, including genetic mouse models of androgen action, hormonal regulation of the testis, prostate and ovary, detection of androgens in sports doping and clinical research into androgen pharmacology, hormonal male contraception, male ageing and prostate disease.

Professor David Handelsman is the inaugural Professor/Director, ANZAC Research Institute (1998), heading its Andrology Laboratory as well as the Andrology Department, Concord Hospital. His background training was in medicine (Univ of Melbourne), internal medicine speciality in Endocrinology (FRACP) and research (NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellow, Wellcome Senior Research Fellow) and he has worked in the USA, Australia and Germany. He has served on numerous research and health policy advisory bodies including WHO Human Reproduction Programme (1988-1994), Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (1994-1998), President of the Endocrine Society of Australia (1992-4), Secretary of the International Society of Andrology (1997-2001), expert advisory panel of the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee (1999-present) and Anti-Doping Research Panel (2002-present), Board of Andrology Australia (Australian Centre of Excellence in Male Reproductive Health) (1999-present) and inaugural Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health at University of Adelaide (2007-present). He has appeared as a Crown expert witness before Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia, the highest court hearing testimony from non legal experts. He was also invited to present evidence to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing’s review of impotence medications.
After appointment as Associate Professor of Medicine (1989), he became Australia’s first Professor of Andrology (1996) when appointed to a Personal Chair in Reproductive Endocrinology and Andrology at the University of Sydney. In 1998 he was appointed inaugural Director of the ANZAC Research Institute responsible for design, building and inauguration of a new medical research institute at Concord Hospital. This move to Concord Hospital in 1999 created the first hospital Andrology department in Australia. Subsequently together with Bernie Banton he spearheaded development of the Asbestos Disease Research Institute, a new $12 million research building development.
His research has been recognized by the award of the Royal Australasian College of Physician’s 1994 Susman Prize for original medical research, the inaugural AMA Men’s Health Award in 2003 and elected an Honorary Life Member of the Endocrine Society of Australia in 2008. He serves on the Editorial Board of concurrently the world’s top clinical and basic Endocrinology journals (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Endocrinology), is Associate Editor (Male Reproduction) for Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and Deputy Editor, Asian Journal of Andrology. He has contributed two chapters (Androgen Physiology, Pharmacology & Abuse; Male Contraception) to the major textbook of Endocrinology, De Groot’s Endocrinology, through its last 3 editions and its web version Endotext, three chapters to the European equivalent (Wass & Shalet’s Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes) and a chapter (Ageing Male Reproductive System) to the major textbook of Reproductive Biology (Knobil & Neill, Physiology of Reproduction).


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