Professor Tien Wong

Professor Tien Wong is a physician-scientist in ophthalmology and epidemiology who has made substantial contributions in the understanding of the global epidemiology and risk factors of visual impairment and major eye diseases, particularly diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and myopia, three leading causes of blindness globally. For over 20 years, Professor Wong’s seminal research on […]

Professor Lisa Askie

Professor Lisa Askie is a neonatal nurse and midwife trained in epidemiology, who has led some of the most important practice-changing research projects in perinatology over the past 20 years. Her work has elucidated the optimal oxygen targets and cord management strategies at birth for preterm infants, the best prevention therapies for women at risk […]

Professor Carola Vinuesa

Professor Carola Vinuesa’s research has contributed to understanding the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. She defined the nature of T cell help for B-cells, establishing that follicular helper T (TFH) cells, rather than TH2-cells, are required for antibody production. She also discovered that TFH dysregulation causes autoimmunity, and that TFH cell function is modulated by a […]

Professor Julian Savulescu

Professor Savulescu trained in medicine and philosophy in Melbourne, and is now an internationally leading medical ethicist, specialising in the ethics of new biotechnologies, in particular in medicine and neuroscience. He has launched major initiatives in ethics of genomics, stem cells, bioenhancement and neuroethics. He has built interdisciplinary collaborations addressing ‘collective action problems’ such as […]

Professor Paul Lambert

Professor Paul Lambert is internationally recognised for contributions to understanding the role of papillomavirus oncogenes in cancer including the roles of the papillomavirus oncogenes E5, E6 and E7 and the role of estrogen and its receptor in cervical carcinogenesis. His current work is focussed on applying this knowledge to develop novel therapies. Professor Lambert has […]

Professor Emma Duncan

Professor Emma Duncan is a clinician-scientist with an international reputation for research and leadership. Her exceptional publication record (recent papers in Nature, Nature Genetics and the New England Journal of Medicine) is remarkable, particularly given her substantial clinical commitment, and encompasses basic science, translational and clinical research. Her genetics research ranges from population studies to […]

Dr John McHutchison

Many researchers have contributed to the discovery of therapies offering permanent cure for virtually all Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infected patients. However, none has been leading the field in all its incremental and seminal stages more than Dr. McHutchison. His intellectual and clinical research talents resulted in him developing the antiviral drug combinations, Sovaldi®, Harvoni® […]

Professor Shitij Kapur

Professor Shitij Kapur, is a psychiatrist neuroscientist and has devoted his academic career to finding better treatments for Schizophrenia. His study of anti-psychotic drugs using brain imaging and clinical trials has helped understand why some patients respond while others get side-effects, and he has contributed to better dosing and timing of these medications – leading […]

Professor Linda Richards

Professor Richards is a world leader in brain development, in particular nervous system wiring. She is internationally recognised as driving our understanding of the development of the corpus callosum, the major connection between the brain hemispheres. Her career has been exemplified by her ability to seize new technologies and capitalise upon these to advance the […]

Professor Charles Mullighan

Charles Mullighan is an academic haematologist who has devoted his research career to defining the genetic basis of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a leading cause of childhood cancer death. His work has resulted in multiple seminal studies that have transformed our understanding of this disease and related tumours. He is regarded as an international leader in […]

Professor Wolfgang Weninger

Professor Weninger is one of Australia’s preeminent clinician scientists working in the fields of dermatology and immunology. He is internationally recognised for discovering several unique immune cell subsets and determining their function in the context of immune-mediated pathology, especially as they relate to skin diseases. He has pioneered the development and use of intravital imaging […]

Professor Nadia Rosenthal

Nadia Rosenthal is an internationally recognised leader in molecular genetics, developmental biology and the role of growth factors, stem cells and immune responses in regenerative medicine. Her work has led to major discoveries in the past decade with significant therapeutic applications, and 200+ primary research articles and prominent reviews in high impact journals. She founded […]

Professor Matthew Brown

Professor Brown is a clinician-scientist who has made major contributions to the development of gene-mapping approaches in human diseases. He played a significant role in the development of genomewide association study methodology, leading to the discovery of thousands of genetic variants associated with a wide range of human diseases. More recently he contributed to the […]

Professor Julio Licinio

Professor Licinio is an internationally recognised translational research leader in major depression, its biology and metabolic outcomes. His h-index is 60, with 18000 citations and publications in leading journals, such as Nature, Science, Cell, PNAS, and Lancet. He is an RANZCP Fellow with AHPRA registration as specialist in psychiatry. He is a member of the […]

Professor John Mattick

Professor Mattick’s achievements include delineation of the molecular architecture of the multifunctional enzyme that synthesizes fatty acids, the molecular genetics of surface structures used by bacterial pathogens to colonise epithelial surfaces, and the demonstration that most of the human genome is not junk but specifies an RNA-based regulatory system, which has fundamentally changed our understanding […]

Professor Stephen Smith

Professor Stephen Smith led the creation of the United Kingdom’s first Academic Health Science Centre with the merger of two NHS Acute Trusts and Imperial College London, becoming the first CEO and Principal in 2007 of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. These organisations are now an integral part of the NHS research structure that puts […]