Prof. Robert McLachlan AM

Prof. Robert McLachlan AM
  • NHMRC Principal Research Fellow
    Hudson Institute of Medical Research
    Deputy Director of Endocrinology, Monash Medical Centre


Professor Robert McLachlan is a NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research and is Deputy Director of Endocrinology at the Monash Medical Centre. He specialises in the area of male reproductive medicine and has made signifi cant contributions to the research in endocrinology, infertility and andrology.

Rob is a consultant to the World Health Organisation (WHO) on male infertility regulation, is a former President of the Fertility Society of Australia, and former Secretary of the International Society of Andrology.

In 2016, he was made a Member in the Order of Australia for services to medicine in the field of endocrinology, particularly to men’s reproductive health, and to medical research. Rob has been at Andrology Australia since 2000 and the Medical Director since 2006. From August 2015 to September 2017 Rob was Acting CEO.

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Men’s Health Breakfast
Misconceptions in Men’s Health—The misinformation and information


Sunday 2 September  |  View program for more details


There is a mind field of misinformation particularly on the internet when it comes to men’s reproductive health. Testosterone supplements, cures for fertility and sexual dysfunction medications that have no quality scientific research to support their claims can be dangerous to the health and wellbeing of generally vulnerable men. Andrology Australia is the leading authority for male reproductive health and provides a wealth of information to support health professionals through education and clinical resources as well as providing evidence-based information for the general public. Andrology Australia urges all men with reproductive problems to see a GP and be weary of the misleading information and advertisements via websites and social media.

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