Professor Carolyn Sue

Professor Carolyn Sue is a neurologist and internationally regarded for her work in Parkinson’s disease and mitochondrial disease. She is Australia’s leading mitochondrial disease clinician, running the country’s largest tertiary referral clinic and benchmarking mitochondrial disease practice. She was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to medicine, particularly mitochondrial […]

Professor Minoti Apte

Professor Minoti Apte is internationally renowned for her pioneering work on pancreatic stellate cell biology which opened up a whole new area of research into pancreatic fibrogenesis, a prominent feature of chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. The quality of work has been recognised comprehensively, including via >$14.5M in competitive funding and numerous prestigious awards. She […]

Professor Ian Jacobs

Professor Ian Jacobs, for the last 30-years, has headed a research team working on early detection and risk prediction of cancer with a particular focus on screening for ovarian cancer, leading to grants valued at >$80M, over 400 publications and an H-Index of >75. In addition to leading large scale research programs, Jacobs is the […]

Professor Hala Zreiqat

Professor Hala Zreiqat has developed a novel class of ceramic biomaterials for musculoskeletal regeneration, pioneering new cell, molecular biology and nanoscience techniques to produce ceramics that combine high strength and bioactivity. She also developed the technology to fabricate these biomaterials as 3D-printed patient-specific implants. She is Director of the ARC Centre for Innovative BioEngineering, Chair […]

Professor Mark Parsons

Professor Mark Parsons is an internationally recognised leader in Stroke Medicine, and a highly sought-after speaker, instructor and mentor, both nationally and internationally, in all aspects of clinical neuroscience. He is an international authority in Stroke clinical trials, and brain imaging, and has translated much of his research into clinical practice change. Professor Parsons has […]

Professor Clare Collins

Professor Clare Collins is an internationally recognised researcher and a sought after media commentator on the science of food and nutrition. Prof Collins’ research is transforming the way medical nutrition therapy is delivered and valued in both clinical and public health settings. Her research develops and validates eHealth nutrition interventions for people at specific lifestages […]

Professor Karen Canfell

Professor Karen Canfell is internationally recognised for her work on optimising cervical cancer screening in the era of HPV vaccination and on the prospects for cervical cancer elimination. Based on evidence generated by her team, in 2017 the Australian National Cervical Screening Program transitioned from two-yearly Pap smears to five-yearly primary HPV screening – as […]

Scientia Professor George Paxinos

Neuroscientists, no less than geographers, require accurate maps, coordinate systems, nomenclature and ontologies for navigation and communication. Professor Paxinos is the leading cartographer of the brain and spinal cord. He has advanced our understanding of the organisation of the central nervous system (CNS) of both humans and the main animal species used in neuroscience. Most […]

Professor Sally Dunwoodie

Professor Sally Dunwoodie is an acclaimed embryologist and geneticist who has made major contributions to our mechanistic understanding of embryogenesis and the causation of congenital malformations of the skeleton and heart. Her insights into how environmental factors impact gene activity in the embryo are foundational, and in particular how gene variants interact with environmental insults […]

Professor Stephen Jan

Professor Stephen Jan is an acknowledged authority in the field of health economics, especially as it relates to the economics of noncommunicable disease. The outcomes of his research have informed decisions around investment in health programs nationally and internationally, as well as contributed significantly to global dialogues around universal health coverage. His frequently world-first research […]

Professor Sandy Middleton

Professor Sandy Middleton is Director of the Nursing Research Institute (NRI) at Australian Catholic University and St Vincent’s Health Australia. She has established the NRI as one of Australia’s largest and most productive nursing research collaboratives. Relative to opportunity (0.5 FTE academic appointment) Professor Middleton’s productivity is high: 124 peer-reviewed manuscripts in high quality journals […]

Professor Mark Woodward

Professor Mark Woodward is one of the world’s most widely published and highly-cited biostatistician/epidemiologists. He has played a leadership role in many landmark research projects in related fields, including sex/gender differences in non-communicable diseases; epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases in Asia; vascular risk scores; prevention of complications of diabetes; causes and outcomes of renal disease; and […]

Professor Tuan Nguyen

Professor Nguyen is highly recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in the field of osteoporosis research. Among much pioneering and influential work (>25,000 citations, H index 76), his development of assessment tools for identifying people at high-risk of fracture has helped millions of people worldwide. As a principal investigator of the Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology […]

Professor Anthony Rodgers

Professor Anthony Rodgers has played an internationally recognised role in measuring major risks to health, being appointed by WHO to author their annual report. He co-initiated numerous landmark studies in cardiovascular disease prevention/treatment, including the Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration, involving more than 50 studies and 600,000 participants. Rodgers also developed the first m-Health smoking […]

Professor Philip O’Connell

Professor Philip O’Connell is a clinician scientist and an international leader in transplantation medicine. He is director of one the largest transplant centres in Australia and is a Centre Director at the Westmead Institute of Medical Research. As immediate past-president of The Transplantation Society he provided international leadership on science, education and public policy in […]

Professor Donald Nutbeam

Don Nutbeam is Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney, and a Senior Advisor at the Sax Institute. His career has included senior leadership positions in universities, government, and health services. He is a public health scientist with research interests in social and behavioural determinants of health, and in the development and evaluation […]

Professor Richard Lock

Professor Richard Lock is an acknowledged authority in the field of leukaemia. His work has not only resulted in the most clinically relevant experimental model to investigate paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, he was also the first to draw a direct link between anti-cancer drug-induced cell cycle arrest and their effects on proteins that directly regulate […]

Professor Stephen Leeder

Professor Stephen Leeder AO is the director of the Research and Education Network, Western Sydney Local Health District. He is also an Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at The University of Sydney and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Epidemiology. Professor Leeder’s academic career includes public health research, educational development and policy […]

Professor Louisa Jorm

Professor Jorm is an acknowledged authority in the areas of health system performance, health surveillance, data linkage and Aboriginal health. She not only led development of the world’s first population health ontology, her subsequent ‘determinants of health’ ontology class was incorporated into the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Health Interventions. Her frequent world-first research […]

Professor Cheryl Jones

Professor Jones is an outstanding clinician scientist whose research spans population health, clinical, and laboratory research. She is internationally recognised as an expert in infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance. Professor Jones is the Stevenson Chair in Paediatrics and Head of the Department of Paediatrics at The University of Melbourne. She is Executive Director of the […]

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