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John Carmody studied Medicine at the University of Queensland after which he then spent four decades as a physiologist and pharmacologist in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of NSW in Sydney. Over that time he also had several periods working in universities and research institutes in Germany.

In 1978 John succeeded David Malouf as the writer on opera and concert music for the  National Times and, after that paper closed, wrote for the  Australian Financial  Review and the  Sun-Herald. He has contributed extensively to the Australian Dictionary of Biography and to a number of substantial encyclopedias and reference publications. His book reviews and other articles have appeared in virtually every significant Australian publication and in a number overseas as well.  He writes on opera for  Opera [London] and  Opernwelt [Berlin].

John has broadcast frequently on ABC radio, notably on music, religion, history, and medicine.