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Dr. O'Sullivan is a NHMRC funded Chief Investigator that leads the Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Research program within the Autoimmune Kidney Disease and Vasculitis Research Group at the Centre for Inflammatory Diseases at Monash University, Melbourne.
Dr O’Sullivan has an international and national reputation in ANCA vasculitis studies. Kim's main research area is investigating the pro-inflammatory role of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) a form of cell death that promotes inflammation of the small blood vessels (termed vasculitis) which largely effects the kidneys. Kim has a particular focus on looking for potential therapeutics which will prevent NET formation and ameliorate disease-without compromising host defence.
Kim is a passionate supporter of women in STEM, she is a brainstem mentor for year 9 high school students and presents "hands on science" exhibitions to primary school children. Kim is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.