About Professor David Handelsman

My passion is understanding the physiology, pharmacology and pathology of androgens with a view to improving men's health

Professor David Handelsman is the inaugural Professor/Director, ANZAC Research Institute (1998) and head of its Andrology Laboratory.  His expertise in male reproductive health, medicine and biology has involved research in basic, clinical, translational and public health domains.

Professor David Handelsman MB BS, FRACP, PhD is the inaugural Professor/Director, ANZAC Research Institute (1998) and head of its Andrology Laboratory.  His expertise in male reproductive health, medicine and biology has involved research in basic, clinical, translational and public health domains. His recent research interests focus on physiology and pharmacology of androgens, including genetic mouse models of androgen action, hormonal regulation of the testis and prostate, sports doping detection, pharmacogenetics and clinical applications of androgens in hormonal male contraception, male ageing, chronic medical disorders and prostate disease. Having worked in the USA, Australia and Germany and served on many research and health policy advisory bodies, he became Australia's first Professor of Andrology (1996). He was awarded the Royal Australasian College of Physician's 1994 Susman Prize for original medical research conducted in Australia and the inaugural AMA Men's Health Award in 2003. Over a 27 year research career he has made nearly 600 scientific contributions including nearly 300 scientific papers, supervised 17 PhD students and 10 other graduate students while maintaining continuous funding from peer-reviewed grants (NHMRC & other national and international agencies) and industry contracts. He has served on the Editorial Board of 12 journals (9 current) and been ad hoc peer reviewer for 74 scientific journals.

Selected publications

For a comprehensive list of Professor Handelsman's publicatons, please visit his Sydney Medical School profile page.