Associate Professor Andrew Mallett

“You can’t treat what you don’t understand and you can’t translate what you haven’t discovered. Discovery science has a key role in making change.”

Associate Professor Andrew Mallett is a nephrologist and leader in the research of inherited kidney disease, and co-founder of the first and largest renal genetics clinical service and program in Australia.

As a passionate advocate for better treatment of genetic kidney disease, Associate Professor Mallett has been bringing his work to the community to make an immediate difference in the lives of families. Associate Professor Mallett established the first renal genetics clinic in Australia, where he engages directly with patients to provide an accurate diagnosis as well as targeted and individualised education and information. Following the success of the first clinic, the model has been rolled out nationally, servicing patients at 17 locations across Australia.

Working closely with patients and patient support organisations, Associate Professor Mallett has established clinical projects and a local clinical trial site for genetic kidney disease to bring global research back to patients in need. He is a consultant nephrologist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), where he co-leads the Queensland Conjoint Renal Genetics Service and is co-chair of the RBWH Clinical Council.

Associate Professor Mallett is recognised internationally for his work in the clinical care and research of inherited kidney disease and nephrogenetics, contributing to a number of international journals and conferences. He is a past Churchill fellow and recurrent visiting fellow at Addenbrooke's Hospital (UK) and the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research at the University of Cambridge.

In 2016, the same year he completed his PhD, Associate Professor Mallett became national director of KidGen, an organisation he was critical in establishing, aiming to drive Australia-wide collaboration between clinical, diagnostic and research teams. He recently set up HIDDEN, an Australian Genomics-endorsed flagship project to advance research into undiagnosed inherited kidney disorders.

Associate Professor Mallett is also heavily involved in research mentorship and medical training, and incorporating genomic education in Australian medical schools to improve outcomes for future generations.


Distinguished Young Alumni Award


Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Science)