Head, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health
Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
Director, Rheumatology, Monash Health
Prof. Eric Morand graduated in Medicine from Monash University, trained in clinical rheumatology in Australia and at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, UK and took his PhD at Monash University. His laboratory research focuses on glucocorticoid-induced proteins in the immune system, and his clinical research on systemic lupus erythematosus.
He founded the Lupus Clinic at Monash Health, and the Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration, which developed and validated the Lupus Low Disease Activity State (LLDAS) endpoint. He led the TULIP2 trial of anifrolumab in SLE, resulting in its regulatory approval in multiple jurisdictions.
His awards include the William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Award of the Lupus Research Alliance, New York, and the Parr Prize of the Australian Rheumatology Association. In 2021 he was inducted into the Honour Roll of Monash University.