Mark L. Wahlqvist 





MD, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1972 

MD, University of Adelaide, Australia, 1970 

MB, BS, University of Adelaide, Australia, 1966 

BMedSc, University of Adelaide, Australia, 1962 



*   Emeritus Professor , Monash University, Melbourne, Australia 

*   Visiting professor, Center for Health Policy Research and Development, National Health Research Institutes (2007-present) 

*   Visiting  Professor  in  Food  and  Nutritional  Science,  Zhejiang  University,  Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou, China (2005-present) 

*   Honorary/Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University (2003-present) 

*   Honorary Professor, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University (2002-2005) 

*   Chair,  FAO  (Food  &  Agriculture  Organization  of  UN)  Centre  of  Excellence,  Monash 

University (1999-2006) 

*   Director,  Asia  Pacific  Health  and  Nutrition  Centre,  Monash  Asia  Institute,  Monash 

University, Melbourne, Australia (1999-present) 

*   Associate  Dean,  International  Health  and  Development,  Faculty  of  Medicine,  Monash 

University (1999-2002) 

*   Visiting Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia (1994-1996) 

*   Professorial Associate, Deakin Institute of Human Nutrition (1990-2001) 

*   Head, Department of Medicine, Monash University (1987-1999) 

*   Chairman, Division of Medicine, Monash Medical Centre Hospital (1987-1994) 

*   Professor of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne (1987-2002) 

*   Director, Deakin Institute of Human Nutrition (1985-1987) 

*   Honorary  Senior  Associate,  National  Research  Institute  of  Gerontology  &  Geriatric Medicine, Melbourne (1985-1986) 

*   Director,  Clinical  Nutrition  &  Metabolism  Unit,  Prince  Henry's  Hospital  and  Monash Medical Centre (1982-1998) 

*   Chairman, Dietitians Board of Victoria (1982-1986) 

*   Consultant Nutritionist, ADAB,  Department of Foreign Affairs, Australian Government (1980-1982) 

*   Associate, Department of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne (1979-1986) 

*   Clinical Teacher, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University (1979-1986) 

*   Honorary Consulting Physician, Geelong Hospital, Geelong, Victoria (1979-1987) 

*   Consultant  Physician  (Endocrine  and  Diabetes),  Prince  Henry's  Hospital  and  Monash 

Medical Centre, Melbourne (1978-1999) 

*   Foundation Professor of Human Nutrition, Department of Human Nutrition, Division of Biological   and   Health   Sciences,   Deakin   University,   Geelong,   Victoria,   Australia (1978-1987) 

*   Physician,  Clinical  Nutrition  &  Metabolism  Unit,  Prince  Henry's  Hospital  and  Monash 

Medical Centre, Melbourne (1976-1981) 

*   Senior  Lecturer,  Department  of  Medicine,  Monash  University,  Prince  Henry's  Hospital, 

Melbourne (1976-1977) 

*   Honorary  Fellow  and  Registrar,  Department  of  Clinical  Science,  Australian  National 

University, Canberra Hospital (1973-1975) 

*   Visiting Fellow, Department of Clinical Science, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University (1972) 

*   Research Fellow, Department of Geriatrics, University of Uppsala, Sweden (1971-1972) 

*   Research  Fellow,  King  Gustaf  Research  Institute,  Karolinska  Hospital,  Stockholm, Sweden (1970-1971) 

*   Research  Fellow,  National  Heart  Foundation  of  Australia,  Department  of  Physiology, University of Melbourne (1968-1970) 

*   Resident Medical Officer, Royal Adelaide Hospital (1966) 




*   Dr.  Wahlqvist's  current  research  interests  reflect  an  extensive  multidisciplinary  career ranging  from  bench,  bed  and  field  to  multicentre  clinical  and  longitudinal  population studies.  He  remains  involved  in  cross-cultural  medicine  and  health,  with  particular reference  to  community  development  and  health  advancement.  He  has  been  on  the executive   of   the   ICSU   (International   Science   Council)   Sciences   for   Health   and Well-being initiative. He is on the advisory Board of the Harvest Plus program of IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute) to improve the nutritional value of staple crops and on the Nutrition Advisory Panel of WHO. 

*   In 2007, he launched the 2nd report of the WCRF and AICR on Diet, Activity and Cancer in Beijing and Hong Kong, along with Chen Jun-Shi and Jim Mann. 

*   At NHRI he works on Healthy Ageing policy, and on Food Security taking advantage of the extensive data bases and expertise available in Taiwan to understand these issues in the interest of Chinese-speaking and Indigenous peoples. 




*   As  an  alumnus  of  Adelaide  and  Uppsala  Universities  in  Australia  and  Sweden,respectively, he has had a combined career in Internal Medicine, Nutrition Science and Public Health with Chairs in these fields; this has involved work in clinical, community, academic,  governmental  and  commercial  settings.  He  has  held  various  Australian  and International positions in Science, Technology, Health and Public Policy, including Food safety and regulation. 

*   International positions in Science, Technology, Health and Public Policy, including Food safety and regulation. As President of the International Union of Nutritional Science, he developed a focus on the critical nutrition-health problems of Africa, whilst maintaining and  evolving  his  life-long  interests  in  Asia  and  Chinese-speaking  peoples.  His  studies have  ranged  over  food  patterns,  metabolic  disorders,  the  nature  and  determinants  of disease, and ageing. He has several hundred peer-reviewed publications, a score of books and is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 


His research has led to paradigm shifts in several areas:  

*   Arterial biology at least as important as blood components in atherogenesis (1962) 

*   Regulation of human myocardial fuel consumption and ischaemic heart disease (1972) 

*   Nutritional factors beyond carbohydrate in diabetes (1978) 

*   Foods and arterial health (food variety and fish) (1989) 

*   Food and the menopause (1990) 

*   Food cultural indices (ageing and survival) (1995) 

*   Nutrient synergy and bowel tumours (1995) 

*   Phytoestrogens and bone health (1998) 

*   Skin and ageing (2000) 

*   Lactogoguic plant foods (2004) 

*   Wellness on-line (2005) 

*   Prevention and management of neurodeherative disorders. 




*   Asian Australian Family Association (AAFA) -co-founder and first President (1968)   

*   International  Society  for  Heart  Research  (ISHR)  Australasian  Section    Founding President (1977) 

*   Australian Nutrition Foundation (ANF) Founding Executive, based in Melbourne (circa 1978) 

*   Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society (APCNS) Founding Executive with Akira Okada and Vichai Tanpaichit 

*   Food in Health Security (FIHS) Network for the Asia Pacific Region (2009) 




*   Life member Nutrition Australia (Australian Nutrition Foundation)   

*   EV  McCollum  International  Lecture,  American  Society  for  Nutritional  Sciences,  21st September 2005 

*   Fellow Nutrition Society of Australia, 2004 

*   Life Honorary Member, British Nutrition Society, 2003 

*   Australian  Institute  of  Food  Science  &  Technology-  Food  Industry  Innovation  Award, 1998 

*   Charlotta Medal, Emigrants' Research Institute, Sweden, 1994, Visiting Professor 


It is for Mark L Wahlqvist’s outstanding contribution in research, education and leadership of 

nutritional science in the region, Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society is privileged that 

Mark L Wahlqvist is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. 



Citation by 

Duo Li 

Chair of APCNS Award Nomination Committee 

Co-Editor of APJCN 



International Union of Nutritional Sciences
World Health Organization
Chinese Nutrition Society
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations