Associate Professor David Colquhoun is a cardiologist in private practice and has an extensive research background. Over the last 25 years, David has been involved in multi-centre international trials and investigator initiated trials in the area of lipids, nutrition, nutraceuticals and physiological aspects of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
David has presented his research at national and international meetings. He is head of cardiovascular research at Greenslopes Private Hospital, and has a private research organisation, CORE Research.
David was a member of the National Heart Foundation of Australia Nutrition and Metabolism Committee. He is a grant assessor for the National Health and Medical Research Council, National Heart Foundation Australia and Diabetes Australia.
David has published and been a referee for major journals. He is the AMA spokesperson for cardiology in Queensland. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of National Institute of Complementary Medicine.
In 2008, David was the only cardiologist invited to attend the 2020 Summit. He is a former member of the Queensland Government Smart State Council working group on prevention and early intervention approaches to tackle chronic disease and currently writes a column for Prevention magazine.