Professor Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper is the Professor of Medicine and Head of the Discipline of Medicine at the Concord Clinical School, University of Sydney. He heads the Adrenal Steroid Laboratory at the ANZAC Research Institute. Until 2012 he was a Senior Lecturer in Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham, UK. He was also metabolic bone physician at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, one of the largest orthopaedic hospitals in Europe. His clinical and research interests include adrenal steroid physiology and metabolic bone disease. In particular, he has examined the role that glucocorticoid metabolism plays in normal physiology, inflammatory arthritis and glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis. He was previously the Bertram Abraham’s Lecturer in Physiology at the Royal College of Physicians of London. He continues to combine a clinical practice with a basic/translational research group.