Professor Jeffrey Lipman received his medical degree (MBBCh) from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and has specialist qualifications in anaesthesia (DA, FFA) and intensive care (FFA Crit Care, FCICM).

For over 20 years he was Director of the Intensive Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Womens’ Hospital and has recently stepped aside to concentrate more on research.

He is Professor and Head of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Queensland and also is the Executive Director of the Burns, Trauma, Critical Care Research Centre at this University. He has Professorial attachments at QUT, University of New South Wales, Chinese University of Hong Kong and his Alma Mater, University of Witwatersrand.  

Professor Lipman is a career Intensivist, having worked full-time in Intensive Care Units since 1979. His research interests include all aspects of infection management in intensive care. He has a special interest in the pharmacokinetics of antibiotics, an area in which he completed his MD through the Chinese University of Hong Kong where he still holds an Adjunct Professorial position.

He has published over 30 book chapters and over 500 peer-reviewed articles including in high impact journals like NEJM, JAMA and Lancet Infectious Diseases.

He has collaborations with almost 200 ICUs across the world and has supervised over 20 Higher Degree students. 

He currently holds dozens of peer-reviewed grants including 3 from NHMRC. Over the recent past the accumulated worth of these grants is over $10 million.  

He has been an invited speaker to over 100 Congresses Nationally and Internationally, being a Keynote speaker in many countries around the world.

He has been the recipient of a number of National and International awards for his service to Intensive Care Medicine and was awarded 2017 Researcher of the Year by Metro North HHS.

He sits on a number of local (Hospital and University), regional and International Committees and with his new job as Research Ambassador for Royal Brisbane and Womens’ Hospital is an integral part of collaboration across the various organisations’ on the Herston Complex.