Professor Kieran Fallon

Honorary Professor, ANU School of Medicine and Psychology

Kieran's primary medical degree is from the University of Sydney and he holds Masters degrees in Higher Education and Sport and Exercise Science and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP). He holds an MD from the ANU on the topic of the Haematology and Biochemistry of the Elite Athlete. Kieran is a VMO in the Department of Rheumatology at The Canberra Hospital and was for 19 years at the Australian Institute of Sport, for 11 years as Head of the Department of Sports Medicine. Previous positions include two years in general practice, private sports medicine practice and CMO in Charge of Casualty, First Field Hospital, Australian Army. He has held academic positions at the University of Western Sydney, Edith Cowan University and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra. He is Chair of the Research Committee of the ACSEP and a member of Medical Advisory Panel of St John Ambulance Australia. He has 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and has authored 15 book chapters. He maintains an interest in the limits of human performance and the role of exercise in the management and prevention of disease. His primary teaching focus involves all aspects of medicine as they relate to the musculoskeletal system, from first aiders to consultant level.


  • Sports & Exercise Medicine

Research interests

Elite performance

Clinical Skills (Theme Chair), Block 6, Co-chair (musculoskeletal)