Professor Ken Ho

Professor Ho is Chair, Centre of Health Research, senior staff specialist Princess Alexandra Hospital, Professor of Medicine University of Queensland and Adjust Professor Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. He graduated in medicine at the University of Sydney, obtained a doctorate degree from the University of New South Wales and undertook postdoctoral studies at the University of Virginia.

His research interests are on pituitary disease, the neuroendocrine control of energy metabolism and body composition, in particular the causation of and treatments for obesity, sarcopaenia and physical frailty. The work is strongly translational closely integrating laboratory and clinical studies, directed at understanding how hormones act on cells and on the whole body. He has published over 200 scientific papers, written editorial commentaries for the Lancet and is an author for the Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. He is Associate Editor of the inaugural Journal of the Endocrine Society, the European Journal of Endocrinology and GH and IGF Research. He serves or has served on the Editorial Boards of leading endocrinology journals including Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Endocrinology, Pituitary, Endocrine and Best Practice in Endocrinology and Metabolism and as Section Editor of the Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology.

He received the inaugural 2011 Senior Plenary Award  and of the Endocrine Society of Australia, the 2000 Visiting Trust Professor and the 2008 Asia Oceania Medal of the British Endocrine Society. He is a past-president of the international Growth Hormone Research Society, the Pituitary Society and the Endocrine Society of Australia. He was made honorary life member of the Endocrine Society of Australia in 2015.