Prof Darrell Crawford

Professor Darrell Crawford

Professor Darrell Crawford is a respected clinician with extensive experience in gastroenterology and hepatology who has authored numerous publications in the advancement of medical knowledge.


Professor Darrell Crawford is Professor of Hepatology, and Head of the Discipline of Medicine at the University of Queensland (UQ). He is also Head of UQ Clinical School, Greenslopes Hospital. He is a respected clinician of 25 years experience with previous appointments to the Queensland Liver Transplant Service, and the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Professor Crawford is a past-president of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) which is the peak clinical, research and professional body representing gastroenterologists in Australia. He is a member of the Asian Pacific Association for Study of the Liver, an invited member of its Scientific Program Committee, and was president of this International Organisation in 2013-2014. He is a past member of the Adult Medicine Divisional Council, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and was previously an invited member of the RACP National Examiner’s Panel (1999-2005).

His clinical and research interests include disorders of iron metabolism, management of chronic viral hepatitis, interactions between alcohol iron and fat, as well as the cellular basis and therapy of hepatic fibrosis. His clinical and research training was undertaken under the guidance of Professors Lawrie Powell and June Halliday at the Liver Unit, Royal Brisbane Hospital and subsequently The Queensland Institute of Medical Research. He undertook international study periods at The University of Southampton (1995, Professor MJP Arthur) and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (2001, Professor Elwyn Elias).

He has published more than 100 original journal articles, review articles, book chapters and editorials and has been awarded multiple NHMRC grants in his research areas.