Professor Darrell Crawford is a clinical academic Hepatologist with a strong international reputation in the field of liver disease. He has held leadership positions within national and international professional societies relevant to his discipline and within the University of Queensland, including the Head, School of Medicine.

Professor Crawford has been honoured by election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Study of the Liver Disease and received a Distinguished Service Award for service to the Gastroenterological Society of Australia. He has a strong research profile with > 175 publications and book chapters mostly related to disorders of iron metabolism including co-toxic injury with alcohol and fat, mechanisms and therapy of hepatic fibrosis, and liver cancer with continuous NHMRC funding since 2006.

Professor Crawford has played a key role in reshaping the medical program and medical faculty at The University of Queensland in his roles as Head of School, Acting Deputy Executive Dean and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine.