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Prof Richard Harvey

PhD (Surgery) MBBS (Hons1) FRACS, FARS, FAMA

Department Appointment

Visiting Medical Officer

Program Head, Rhinology & Skull Base Research Group, St Vincent’s Applied Medical Research Centre.

Richard currently works as a dedicated rhinologist (nose, sinus, allergy and endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery) at Macquarie University and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Sydney. He is the program head of Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery at the Applied Medical Research Center of UNSW and is Professor at both the University of NSW and Macquarie University. After several years of post-training fellowships, including formal fellowships in the USA and UK, Richard practices in Sydney, Australia, as one of only a few dedicated rhinologists in the country. He has authored over 250 publications, books, book chapters and completed his PhD in trans-nasal skull base surgery. Richard has presented over 500 lectures and talks on sino-nasal disease management. He is the current Editor-in-chief of the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology ( as well as an associate editor for the Cochrane ENT disorders group currently. Richard contributes to the editorial board for Rhinology Journal, American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy and the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology and is actively involved in research programs in Sydney. He is the recipient of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the Art and Science of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, intended to recognise members who are providing outstanding OHNS services beyond their normal practice activities. Along with training surgeons in both developed and emerging countries, Richard runs a series of courses with Sydney every year to further rhinologic education and training in Australia.

Specialist Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Conjoint Professor University of New South Wales
  • Clinical Professor Macquarie University

Post Training Fellowships

  • Paediatrics and Adult Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, SC, USA
  • Clinical Research Fellowship
    Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital
    London, UK
  • Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Fellowship
    Hospital Edmundo Vasconcelos
    Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

Educational Background

PhD (Surgery) BSc(med) MBBS (First Class Honors) University of New South Wales, Australia

Professional Memberships

Special Interests

  • Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumours – Benign and malignant
  • Endoscopic tumor resection
  • Novel topical therapies in chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Multidisciplanary nose, sinus and allergy care
  • Uncommon rhinologic diseases (including HHT)
  • Allergy and immune disorders affecting the nose and sinuses
  • Evidence based medical practice

Editorial Appointments

The Australian Journal of Otolaryngology,(Editor-in-chief)

Rhinology (editorial board)

American Journal of Allergy and Rhinology (Editorial Board)

International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology (editorial board)

Cochrane ENT disorders group (Associate Editor)

Prof Richard Harvey practises at:

67 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Tel: +61 2 9360 4811
Fax: +61 2 9360 9919