Professor Bryant has had extensive experience in the assessment and care of people with lung diseases and breathing disorders, particularly those in whom this has been caused by their employment. Due to changes in his work commitments, Professor Bryant has decided to progressively withdraw from patient treatment and is therefore no longer able to accept patient appointments. However, he remains available for medicolegal consultations and advice.
In recent years it has been increasingly recognized that many lung disease are either aggravated or are caused by workplace exposure to agents that, at the time, may have seemed harmless.
Professor Bryant has had an active interest in these area for many years and is the chairperson of the Medical Authority of The Dust Diseases Board of NSW which assesses the applications of workers in NSW who believe that they may have been injured as a consequence of dust exposure in the workplace.
His special interest is the effect of environmental exposures on lung health, a topic to which he has devoted much of his time in recent years. Another of his interests is writing books about non-medical subjects. This includes a book, complete with photographs, of his experiences in Papua New Guinea as a young medical student, as well as books about the early history of the colony of New South Wales. He has also written and had illustrated by his friend Robyn Ross, several books of stories for his young granddaughters.
When people are unwell they often face uncertainty, vulnerability and fear. They then look to their doctors for expertise, guidance and compassion. At such times doctors have a unique opportunity and privilege to provide the highest possible standard of medical care with kindness, dignity and compassion. Professor Bryant is a firm believer that, by doing so, we enable people to take control of their own health, to better manage their fears and uncertainties, and to achieve a better health outcome.