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Associate Professor Paul Baldock

Visiting Scientist

Associate Professor Paul Baldock completed his PhD in Human Physiology at the University of Adelaide in 2001. He joined the Osteoporosis and Bone Biology Division at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and held a postdoctoral position until he was appointed Head of the Skeletal Metabolism Group in 2005. He moved to the Neuroscience Division in 2008 before returning to the Osteoporosis and Bone Biology Division in 2013 to take up his position as an ARC Future Fellow.

Paul has a sustained record of research excellence, as detailed by prizes from a number of skeletal and general organisations. In 1996, he was awarded the Campion Ma Playoust Prize for Best Researcher under 30 from the Australian Society from Medical Research’s. Between 2004 and 2006 he was awarded a total of 4 Young Investigator Awards from the International (IBMS) and the American (ASBMR) Societies for Bone and Mineral Research. In 2006 he received a Fellowship from the International Human Frontier Science Program, and in 2013 was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship.

Paul has been recognised as one of the fundamental contributors to this rapidly evolving field, being invited to present plenary symposia at the 2 most prestigious bone meetings (IBMS-2008 and ASBMR-2009), as well as invited symposia at broader endocrine meetings in the US (The Pituitary Society), Europe (International Symposium on Endocrinology and Metabolism, International Conference on Children’s Bone Health) and Asia Pacific (Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrinologist Society). He has been on the Program Organising Committee of international Bone conferences (IBMS), and is currently on the Organising Committee for the Annual meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society and the Australian Endocrine Society.

He envisages that his research work will redefine the regulatory influences both to and importantly, from bone and contribute to a new generation of therapeutic tools to modulate bone mass, as well as obesity and diabetes.


  • 1994Australian Society for Medical Research - Campion Ma Ploust Award
  • 1996Australian Society for Medical Research - AMRAD award
  • 2001International Bone and Mineral Society - Young Investigator Award
  • 2002American Society for Bone and Mineral Research) - Plenary Poster Award - Annual Scientific Conference
  • 2003American Society for Bone and Mineral Research - Young Investigator Award
  • 2004American Society for Bone and Mineral Research - Anabolic Agents for the Treatment of Osteoporosis Young Investigator Award
  • 2005American Society for Bone and Mineral Research - Advances in Mineral Metabolism (Annual Scientific Conference) Young Investigator Award
  • 2006International Human Frontier Science Program Organisation - Short-Term International Fellowship - University Hospital Geneva - Switzerland.
  • 2007Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society/AMGEN - Outstanding Abstract Award - National Annual Scientific Meeting
  • 2007National Health and Medical Reserch Council - Career Development Award
  • 2008Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society - Kaye Ibbertson Award for Bone and Mineral Medicine
  • 2013Australian Research Council - Future Fellowship

Selected Publications

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  • 2018
    Nature genetics10.1038/s41588-018-0302-x

    An atlas of genetic influences on osteoporosis in humans and mice.

    John A Morris, John P Kemp, Scott E Youlten, Laetitia Laurent, John G Logan, Ryan C Chai, Nicholas A Vulpescu, Vincenzo Forgetta, Aaron Kleinman, Sindhu T Mohanty, C Marcelo Sergio, Julian Quinn, Loan Nguyen-Yamamoto, Aimee-Lee Luco, Jinchu Vijay, Marie-Michelle Simon, Albena Pramatarova, Carolina Medina-Gomez, Katerina Trajanoska, Elena J Ghirardello, Natalie C Butterfield, Katharine F Curry, Victoria D Leitch, Penny C Sparkes, Anne-Tounsia Adoum, Naila S Mannan, Davide S K Komla-Ebri, Andrea S Pollard, Hannah F Dewhurst, Thomas A D Hassall, Michael-John G Beltejar, , Douglas J Adams, Suzanne M Vaillancourt, Stephen Kaptoge, Paul Baldock, Cyrus Cooper, Jonathan Reeve, Evangelia E Ntzani, Evangelos Evangelou, Claes Ohlsson, David Karasik, Fernando Rivadeneira, Douglas P Kiel, Jonathan H Tobias, Celia L Gregson, Nicholas C Harvey, Elin Grundberg, David Goltzman, David J Adams, Christopher J Lelliott, David A Hinds, Cheryl L Ackert-Bicknell, Yi-Hsiang Hsu, Matthew T Maurano, Peter I Croucher, Graham R Williams, J H Duncan Bassett, David M Evans, J Brent Richards
  • 2018
    Clinical transplantation10.1111/ctr.13347

    Changes in bone microarchitecture following kidney transplantation-Beyond bone mineral density.

    Ashish K Sharma, Nigel D Toussaint, Grahame J Elder, Chamith S Rajapakse, Stephen G Holt, Paul Baldock, Patricia L Robertson, Peter R Ebeling, Olivia R Sorci, Rosemary Masterson
  • 2018

    Magnetic resonance imaging based assessment of bone microstructure as a non-invasive alternative to histomorphometry in patients with chronic kidney disease.

    Ashish K Sharma, Nigel D Toussaint, Grahame J Elder, Rosemary Masterson, Stephen G Holt, Patricia L Robertson, Peter R Ebeling, Paul Baldock, Rhiannon C Miller, Chamith S Rajapakse
  • 2018
    American journal of nephrology10.1159/000489671

    Deterioration of Cortical Bone Microarchitecture: Critical Component of Renal Osteodystrophy Evaluation.

    Ashish K Sharma, Nigel D Toussaint, Rosemary Masterson, Stephen G Holt, Chamith S Rajapakse, Peter R Ebeling, Sindhu T Mohanty, Paul Baldock, Grahame J Elder
  • 2017
    Toxicologic pathology10.1177/0192623317738708

    Neuronal Control of Bone Remodeling.

    Alexander Corr, James Smith, Paul Baldock