Professor Oliver is a translational researcher supported by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship level 2 (Industry) – the aim of which is to identify and develop new ways of treating respiratory diseases, and an Associate Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
His scientific training began at the National Heart and Lung Institute, UK, with Prof Peter Barnes. He then had further training in both molecular biology and then virology at Prof Sebastian Johnston’s laboratory at Imperial College, UK before commencing his PhD (awarded in 2005) at The University of Sydney (supervised by Prof Judith Black).
He leads a productive team of researchers investigating the pathophysiology of respiratory diseases, with a particular emphasis on understanding mechanisms leading to disease exacerbations and progression. He is head of the Respiratory Cellular and Molecular Biology Group, at the Woolcock Institute, The co-director if the environmental respiratory group of SPHERE, the treasurer of LAM Australia, and the industry liaison officer of the TSANZ NSW.