Professor Peter Sly

NHMRC Senior Principal Res Fellow

Child Health Research Centre
Faculty of Medicine
p.sly@uq.edu.au
+61 7 3069 7383

Overview

Professor Peter Sly is the Director, Children's Health and Environment Program and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Children's Health and Environment. Professor Sly is a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and a paediatric respiratory physician with extensive research experience in respiratory physiology, developmental immunology and children's environmental health. Professor Sly’s research aims to understand the mechanisms underlying chronic childhood lung diseases in order to improve clinical management and to delay or prevent their onset, with consequent reductions in adult lung diseases. A combination of basic science, longitudinal cohort studies and translation of research findings into clinical practice, including clinical trials, are included in three main areas: asthma, cystic fibrosis and children’s environmental health

Professor Sly is an advisor to the World Health Organisation Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Disease and currently serves on International Advisory Boards and committees, including: WHO network of Collaborating Centres in Children’s Environmental Health; Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study, Canada; the Infant Lung Health Study, Paarl, South Africa; and A SHARED Future: Achieving Strength, Health, and Autonomy, through Renewable Energy Development for the Future.

Research Interests

  • Asthma
    Understanding mechanisms that underlie risks for developing asthma in susceptible children
  • Cystic Fibrosis
    Understanding the mechanisms underlying the development of lung disease early in life and why and how this progresses
  • Impact of environmental exposures in early life
    Improving methods of assessing environmental exposures during fetal development and in early postnatal life. Improving methods for assessing the effects of early life environmental exposures and understanding how these increase long-tern risk of chronic disease.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Melbourne
  • Doctor of Science, The University of Western Australia
  • Bachlor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Melbourne

Publications

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Publications

Book

  • Wilmott, Robert William, Bush, Andrew, Deterding, Robin, Ratjen, Felix, Sly, Peter, Zar, Heather J. and Faro, Albert (2018). Kendig's disorders of the respiratory tract in children. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA, United States: Elsevier.

  • L. M. Taussig, L. I. Landau, LeSouef, P. N., Martinez, F. D., Morgan, W. J. and Sly, P. D. ed. (1999). Pediatric respiratory medicine. St Louis, USA: Mosby.

  • J. Stocks, P. D. Sly, R. S. Tepper and W. J. Morgan ed. (1996). Infant Respiratory Function Testing. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Book Chapter

  • Sly, P. D., Chacko, A. and Holt, P. G. (2019). Environmental factors in children’s asthma and respiratory effects. Encyclopedia of Environmental Health. (pp. 437-449) edited by Jerome Nriagu.Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier BV. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09490-2

  • Sly, Peter and Bush, Andrew (2018). Environmental contributions to respiratory disease in children. Kendig's disorders of the respiratory tract in children. (pp. 49-56.e3) edited by .Philadelphia, PA, United States: Elsevier Inc.. doi:10.1016/B978-0-323-44887-1.00004-3

  • Bush, Andrew and Sly, Peter (2018). Long-term consequences of childhood respiratory disease. Kendig's disorders of the respiratory tract in children. (pp. 247-256.e4) edited by . Philadelphia, PA, United States: Elsevier Inc.. doi:10.1016/B978-0-323-44887-1.00015-8

  • Holgate, Stephen T. and Sly, Peter D. (2013). Asthma Pathogenesis. Middleton's Allergy: Principles and Practice. (pp. 812-841) edited by Adkinson, N., Bochner, Bruce, Burks, A., Busse, William, Holgate, Stephen, Lemanske, Robert and O'Hehir, Robyn.Philadelphia, PA., United States: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-323-08593-9.00051-6

  • Sly, Peter D. (2012). Environmental pollutants and postnatal growth. Handbook of growth and growth monitoring in health and disease. (pp. 757-768) edited by Victor R. Preedy.New York, NY USA: Springer New York. doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-1795-9_44

  • Sly, Peter D. and Jones, Carmen M. (2012). New and future developments of therapy for asthma in children. Paediatric Asthma. (pp. 224-234) edited by Kai-Håkon Carlsen and Jorrit Gerritsen.Lausanne, Switzerland: European Respiratory Society. doi:10.1183/1025448x.10018310

  • Sly, P. D., Kusel, M., Franklin, P. and Holt, P. G. (2011). Environmental factors in children’s asthma and respiratory effects. Encyclopedia of environmental health. (pp. 367-379) edited by Jerome O. Nriagu.Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Science. doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-52272-6.00018-0

  • Calogero, C. and Sly, P. D. (2010). Developmental physiology : Lung function during growth and development from birth to old age. Paediatric lung function. (pp. 1-15) edited by .Shieffield, United Kingdom: European Respiratory Society. doi:10.1183/1025448x.00011109

  • Sly, Peter D. and Morgan, Wayne J. (2008). Respiratory Function Testing in Infants and Preschool-Aged Children. Pediatric Respiratory Medicine. (pp. 163-169) edited by . Elsevier Inc.. doi:10.1016/B978-032304048-8.50016-5

  • Sly, Peter and Collins, Rachel A. (2008). Applied clinical respiratory physiology. Pediatric respiratory medicine. (pp. 73-88) edited by Lynn M. Taussig, Louis I. Landau, Peter N. Le Souëf, Fernando D. Martinez, Wayne J. Morgan and Peter D. Sly.Philadelphia PA: Mosby/Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-032304048-8.50011-6

  • Sly, Peter, Holt, Patrick G., Stein, Renato T. and Martinez, Fernando D. (2008). Disease mechanisms and cell biology. Pediatric respiratory medicine. (pp. 791-804) edited by Lynn M. Taussig, Louis I. Landau, Peter N. Le Souëf, Fernando D. Martinez, Wayne J. Morgan and Peter D. Sly.Philadelphia PA: Mosby/ Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-032304048-8.50061-X

  • Sly, Peter, Collins, Rachel A. and Morgan, Wayne J. (2008). Lung function in cooperative subjects. Pediatric respiratory medicine. (pp. 171-178) edited by Lynn M. Taussig, Louis I. Landau, Peter N. Le Souëf, Fernando D. Martinez, Wayne J. Morgan and Peter D. Sly.Philadelphia PA: Mosby/ Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-032304048-8.50017-7

  • Taussig, Lynn M., Landau, Louis I., Le Souëf, Peter N., Martinez, Fernando D., Morgan, Wayne J. and Sly, Peter D. (2008). Preface. Pediatric respiratory medicine. (pp. xix-xix) edited by .Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-032304048-8.50004-9

  • Sly, Peter and Morgan, Wayne J. (2008). Respiratory function testing in infants and preschool children. Pediatric respiratory medicine. (pp. 163-170) edited by Lynn M. Taussig, Louis I. Landau, Peter N. Le Souëf, Fernando D. Martinez, Wayne J. Morgan and Peter D. Sly.Philadelphia PA: Mosby/ Elsevier.

  • Holt, Patrick G., Sly, Peter and Devereux, Graham (2006). Early life origins of allergy and asthma. Allergy. (pp. 223-231) edited by Stephen T. Holgate, Martin K. Church and Lawrence M. Lichtenstein.Philadelphia, PA , United States: Mosby Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-323-03227-8.50018-4

  • Sly, P. D. (2006). Pediatric Pulmonary Diseases. Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine. (pp. 312-316) edited by .Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B0-12-370879-6/00292-1

  • Douglas T and Sly, Peter (2006). Unique biological characteristics of children; Developmental stage-specific susceptibilities and outcomes in children. Principles for evaluating health risks in children associated with exposure to chemicals. (pp. 22-128) edited by .Geneva: World Health Organisation.

  • Sly, Peter and Flack, F. S. (2005). Monitoring childhood asthma. Monitoring asthma. (pp. 363-382) edited by Peter G. Gibson.Boca Raton, U.S.: Taylor & Francis.

  • Sly, Peter, Flack, F. S. and Hantos, Z. (2005). Respiratory mechanics in infants and children. The physiological basis of respiratory disease. (pp. 49-54) edited by Outayba Hamid, Joanne Shannon and James Martin.Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: B.C. Decker.

  • Burton, Paul, Gurrin, Lyle and Sly, Peter (2004). Extending the simple linear regression model to account for correlated responses: An introduction to generalized estimating equations and multilevel mixed modelling. Tutorials in biostatistics. (pp. 1-33) edited by Ralph B. D'Agostino.Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/0470023724

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Professor Peter Sly is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision