Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology & Andrology, University of Sydney

            Foundation Professor/Director, ANZAC Research Institute     

            &  Head, Department of Andrology, Concord Hospital



1974                MB BS, University of Melbourne

1980                FRACP (Endocrinology)

1984                PhD in Medicine, University of Sydney

1984‑5             NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Overseas Fellow (Harbor‑UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles).

1985‑98                       Director, Andrology Unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney

1987‑9             Wellcome Australia Senior Research Fellow, Depts of Medicine & Obs/Gyn, Univ of Sydney

1989‑1996       Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Sydney

1992-1994       President, Endocrine Society of Australia

1994                Eric Susman Prize, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

1995                Visiting Professor, Institute of Reproductive Medicine, Munster, GERMANY

1996                Professor in Reproductive Endocrinology and Andrology (Personal Chair), University of Sydney.

                        First full Professor of Andrology in Australia

1997                                Foundation Professor/Director, ANZAC Research Institute, Concord Hospital, Univ of Sydney

1998                                Head, Department of Andrology, Concord Hospital (first Department of Andrology in Australia)

2003                Inaugural AMA Men’s Health Award



¨       Member, Steering Committee, Male Task Force of WHO Human Reproduction Programme  1988-94

Ad hoc adviser to WHO Human Reproduction Programme and United Nations Fund for Population Activities

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

¨       Member, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Program Review Panel, 1994

¨       NHMRC Grants Panel & Regional Grants Interviewing Committee  & Discipline Panels 1988 – present

¨       Member, Australian Drug Evaluation Committee 1994-1998

¨       President, Endocrine Society of Australia 1992-94

¨       Secretary, International Society of Andrology 1997-2001

¨       Represents Australia on International Society of Endocrinology Central Committee 2001-8

¨       Program Organising Committee, Annual Scientific Meeting 2004, American Society of Andrology

¨       Scientific Organizing Committee, XVIII North American Testis Workshop, March-April 2005

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

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

¨       Member, Anti-Doping Research Panel, Sports section, Dept of Communications, IT & Arts 2002-  

¨       Editorial Board 12 journals (9 current) and ad hoc peer reviewer for 68 scientific journals



Publications - Book chapters, reviews and reports - 70 scientific papers - 183; scientific abstracts - 265

Supervised 17 PhD and 10 other graduate students. Continuous peer-reviewed grant funding and regular pharmaceutical industry grants and contracts since 1980



Basic and clinical physiology and pharmacology of androgens and gonadotrophins; Genetic mouse models in male reproductive biology; Hormonal male contraception; Sports doping; Male ageing, Clinical trials, public health and policy relevant to male reproductive health



Professor David Handelsman is the Inaugural Professor/Director of the ANZAC Research Institute. His expertise is in all aspects of male reproductive health, medicine and biology. His background includes studying medicine (University of Melbourne), postgraduate training as a specialist physician in Endocrinology and research training (NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellow, Wellcome Senior Research Fellow) and has worked in the USA, Australia and Germany. He was appointed Associate Professor of Medicine in 1989 and then becoming Australia’s first Professor of Andrology in 1996 at the University of Sydney. In 1998, he was appointed inaugural Professor/Director of the ANZAC Research Institute situated at Concord Hospital. He was awarded the 1994 Susman Prize for original research by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the inaugural AMA Men’s Health Award in 2003. Over a 20 years career he made over 500 scientific contributions including over 250 scientific papers.