Professor Bradley Kendall

ATH - Professor

Princess Alexandra Hospital Southside Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


Professor Bradley Kendall is a clinical academic Gastroenterologist and Cancer Epidemiologist. He is currently a Senior Staff Gastroenterologist (Eminent) at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane with over 30 years of experience in clinical practice. His clinical training included Fellowships in the United States at the University of Virginia and the University of California – Los Angeles. Mid clinical career he commenced higher degree studies and in 2014 was awarded a PhD in Cancer Epidemiology from The University of Queensland for his work on Barrett’s oesophagus and obesity. He is actively involved in ongoing research into the epidemiology of pre-malignant and malignant gastrointestinal diseases via his clinical appointment and appointment as a Professor in the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland.

Professor Kendall is involved with national and international collaborations, including projects with the US National Cancer Institute supported International Barrett’s and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium and the NHMRC supported multicentre Australian Progression of Barrett’s Esophagus to Cancer Network. Currently, he is a Chief investigator in a Cancer Australia funded multicentre Australian collaborative study of the impact of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program on colorectal cancer outcomes for people with severe mental illness.

Research Interests

  • Barrett's oesophagus
  • Oesophageal adenocarcinoma
  • Obesity and cancer
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Cancer epidemiology

Research Impacts

Professor Kendall’s work on the role of obesity in gastrointestinal cancer has been acknowledged nationally and internationally. His work has a strong translational focus contributing to the development of clinical risk prediction tools, national clinical guidelines, and position statements. As an early career researcher, he has been a chief investigator on research grants at national, state and institutional level including funding from the Cancer Australia, Queensland Cancer Fund, Translational Research Institute, Princess Alexandra Research Foundation and the Gallipoli Research Foundation. He has been an associate investigator on national and state grants worth $4.5 million from the NHMRC, Cancer Australia and the Cancer Council of New South Wales. He has been involved in international and national collaborations including the NCI supported International Barrett’s and esophageal adenocarcinoma Consortium (BEACON) and the NHMRC supported Progression of Barrett’s Esophagus to Cancer network (PROBE-NET). Professor Kendall was a member of the Cancer Council of Australia working group that developed, in collaboration with community stakeholders, clinical practice guidelines for the management of Barrett’s oesophagus and early oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Professor Kendall has been widely involved in professional organizations both at a national and state level including the Gastroenterology Society of Australia.


  • Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Fellow, American Gastroenterology Association, American Gastroenterology Association
  • Doctoral (Research) of Epidemiology, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Medicine, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Surgery, The University of Queensland


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Other Outputs

  • Kendall, Bradley Jon (2014). Obesity and Barrett's oesophagus. PhD Thesis, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland. doi: 10.14264/uql.2015.115