Richard Kitching is an academic nephrologist-scientist. His research focusses on severe autoimmune kidney disease, from loss of tolerance to effector responses, aiming to use more targeted therapies and restore tolerance. He holds Monash University and Monash Heath appointments. He heads the Monash Vasculitis Clinic, is Chair of the ANZ Vasculitis Society (ANZVASC) and serves on the Editorial Boards of J Am Soc Nephrol, Kidney Int, Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, Internal and Emergency Medicine, and Nephrology. He has been funded by NHMRC Project and CRE Grants, and an EU Horizon 20/20 Consortium. His publications include papers in Nature, Nature Med, J Am Soc Nephrol, Kidney Int, PNAS USA, JCI and Nature Communications.