Professor Guy Marks

  • Head, Respiratory and Environmental Epidemiology Group, WIMR
  • Senior Staff Specialist Respiratory Physician, Liverpool Hospital
  • Director, Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring
  • NHMRC Practitioner Fellow
  • Clinical Professor, University of Sydney
  • Conjoint Professor, University of NSW

Major research achivements

  • Designed and published widely used quality of life questionnaire for asthma
  • Extensive investigations of risk factors for asthma
  • Descriptive epidemiology of asthma in Australia
  • Principal investigator in Australian arm of Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease study
  • Principal investigator in Childhood Asthma Prevention Study

CCRE role & involvement in CCRE projects

My main role in the CCRE is to provide expertise on research methodology by providing advice on study design, analysis and interpretation.

Relevant publications

  1. Marks GB, Dunn SM, Woolcock AJ. A scale for the measurement of quality of life in adults with asthma. J Clin Epidemiol. 1992; 45:461-74.
  2. Marks GB, Tovey ER, Green W, Melanie S, Salome CM, Woolcock AJ. House dust mite allergen avoidance: a randomised controlled trial of surface chemical treatment and encasement of bedding. Clin Exp Allergy. 1994; 24:1078-83.
  3. Marks GB, Bai J, Simpson SE, Sullivan EA, Stewart GJ. Incidence of tuberculosis among a cohort of tuberculin positive refugees in Australia. Re-appraising the estimates of risk. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2000; 1851-54.
  4. Marks GB, Colquhoun JR, Girgis ST, Hjelmroos-Koski M, Treloar ABA, Hansen P, et al. Thunderstorm outflows preceding epidemics of asthma during spring and summer. Thorax. 2001; 56:468-71.
  5. Desai AV, Marks GB, Grunstein RR. Does sleep deprivation worsen mild obstructive sleep apnea? [[b||Sleep. 2003]; 26(8):1038-41.
  6. Elkins MR, Robinson M, Rose BR, Harbour C, Moriarty C, Marks GB, et al. A controlled trial of long-term inhaled hypertonic saline in patients with cystic fibrosis. N Engl J Med. 2006; 354:229-40.
  7. Marks GB, Mihrshahi S, Kemp AS, Tovey ER, Webb K, Almqvist C, et al. Prevention of asthma during the first five years of life: a randomised controlled trial. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2006; 118(1):53-61.
  8. Buist AS, McBurnie MA, Vollmer WM, Gillespie S, Burney P, Mannino DM, et al. International variation in the prevalence of COPD (the BOLD Study): a population-based prevalence study. Lancet. 2007; 370:741-50.
  9. Dobler CC, Crawford ABH, Jelfs PJ, Gilbert GL, Marks GB. Recurrence of tuberculosis in a low incidence setting Eur Respir J. 2009; 33(1):160-67.
  10. Makarie Rofail L, Wong KK, Unger G, Marks GB, Grunstein RR. Comparison between a single channel nasal airflow device and oximetry for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep. 2009; in press (accepted 27th November 2009).