International recognition for remarkable Kolling researcher

We would like to congratulate Professor Carol Pollock who has received a highly prestigious award for her extraordinary commitment to research.

The International Society of Nephrology has announced Professor Pollock is the 2023 recipient of the Alfred Newton Richards award for outstanding research in the field of nephrology.

Carol has welcomed the news.

“I am extremely honoured to be recognised by the ISN for the research my team and I have done over many years,” she said.

“Prior recipients of the Alfred Newton Richards Award are exceptional and I am proud to be included in this relatively small group of nephrology researchers internationally.”

As a renal medicine specialist and internationally respected academic, Professor Pollock has had a remarkable career as a clinician, researcher, lecturer, mentor and advocate.

Carol has published over 440 papers in clinical medicine and basic science. She has over 32,000 citations and is an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Carol has had an extensive range of health leadership roles, and is currently the Chair of Kidney Health Australia, Chair of the NSW Bureau of Health Information and Deputy Chair of the Australian Organ, Tissue and Transplant Authority. She was chair of the NSLHD Board from 2010-2016.

Carol is on several industry boards and is an ambassador of Business Events Sydney.

Her dedication to her clinical and research endeavours have been recognised with many accolades, including a ministerial award for excellence in cardiovascular research and a Vice Chancellors award for research supervision from the University of Sydney.

In 2021, Carol received the Haiyan Wang Award which recognises individuals who have made substantial contributions to the clinical or translational science and development of nephrology service and education in the Asia Pacific Region.

In that year, Carol was also appointed an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her distinguished service to medical research, education and science, nephrology and clinical practice.