Currently, Prof Le Souëf is Professor of Paediatrics in the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Western Australia, and a Consultant Respiratory Physician in Department of Respiratory Medicine, Child and Adolescent Health Service of Western Australia
His current research focuses on acute asthma, mechanisms of viral respiratory infection in children, birth cohort longitudinal studies, infectious diseases in developing countries (including respiratory virus infections and HIV) and the effects of population increases and climate change on future global child health.
His past research has covered broad areas of respiratory research in children including designing new physiological techniques for infants, quantification of aerosol delivery in children, genetics of asthma, and respiratory infectious diseases in developing countries. His research in other areas includes parasitic disease in tropical climates, non-respiratory infectious diseases in developing countries (including malaria) and evolutionary genetics.
He has authored 267 peer-reviewed research papers and 27 book chapters, and has received 64 peer-reviewed research grants, including 48 as chief investigator and 21 NHMRC project grants, 15 as CIA. He has raised over 30 million dollars in research funding.
He has presented 273 invited papers at international scientific conferences, universities and research institutes in 45 different countries.