Last updated on: 10/18/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Richard Beasley, MBChB, DM, FRACP, DSc Biography

Title:
Director of the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“[I]ncreasing use of cannabis among young adults and adolescents is becoming a major public health problem.”

Interview with Reuters, Jan. 29, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Medical Research Institute of New Zealand
  • Programme Director, Asthma, Venous Thromboembolism, Medical Research Institute of New Zealand
  • Visiting Professor, University of Southampton
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, Victoria University Wellington
  • Executive Committee Member, International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC)
  • Interim Regional Coordinator for North America, International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC)
  • Consultant Physician, Capital and Coast District Health Board of New Zealand
  • Former Head, Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago
  • Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians London
  • Fellow, Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians London
  • Recipient, World Lung Health Award, American Thoracic Society, 2001-2002
  • Recipient, University of Southampton Hartley Visiting Award
  • Recipient, Aventis Medal, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
Education:
  • DSc [Doctor of Science, a higher doctorate awarded in many countries for outstanding research beyond a doctorate], University of Otago, date unknown
  • FRACP [Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, a post-graduate specialist training program in medicine in New Zealand], date unknown
  • DM [Doctor of Medicine], University of Southampton, date unknown
  • MBChB [Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery], school and date unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does the Regular Smoking of Marijuana Cause Lung Cancer or in Any Way Permanently Injure the Lungs?