Professor Jennifer Couper

Professor Jenny Couper is a practising clinician and researcher who leads innovations for children at-risk or with type 1 diabetes. Her research is in the prevention of type 1 diabetes and the prevention of cardiovascular complications. She heads the first global investigation of the early life origins of type 1 diabetes and co-leads prevention trials. […]

Professor Jodie Dodd

Professor Jodie Dodd, a maternal fetal medicine specialist, is recognised as being at the forefront of a paradigm shift in the management and prevention of obesity in pregnancy, which has occurred worldwide over the last decade. The outcomes of her research, a series of unique and harmonised RCTs and associated systematic reviews and individual participant […]

Professor Helen Marshall

Professor Helen Marshall is an international leader in vaccinology and infectious disease epidemiology, with significant and sustained achievement in vaccine research and translation to practice and policy. Her work underpins changes in vaccination practise for children, adolescents, and pregnant women in Australia and internationally. Her leadership of the largest interventional herd immunity RCT globally, published […]

Professor Jonathan Craig

Professor Jonathan Craig is a Paediatric Nephrologist and Clinical Epidemiologist. He has published over 700 research articles cited >29,300 times, and his h index is 72 (Scopus). CIA on a current NHMRC Program Grant and a Centre of Research Excellence, he has supervised >30 PhD students to successful completion. His research has led to better […]

Professor Peter Wormald

Professor Wormald is Chair of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Professor of Skull Base Surgery in the University of Adelaide. He leads a 28-person research team examining the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis and has led the paradigm shift in the understanding of the role of bacteria in this common disease. He has developed numerous surgical […]

Professor Prashanthan Sanders

Professor Sanders is a clinician-scientist leading both clinical and research groups at the Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders at The University of Adelaide, SAHMRI and Royal Adelaide Hospital. He is a cardiac electrophysiologist who is an international authority of heart rhythm disorders. His multi-disciplinary program has an established translational focus. He has 395 peer-reviewed publications […]

Professor Christopher Proud

Professor Chris Proud has made numerous important contributions to understanding the fundamental mechanisms that control the function of animal cells. In particular, he studies how nutrients, hormones and other signals control gene expression. This is integral to understanding diverse diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and neurological disorders. He collaborates widely and his work has […]

Professor John Miners

Professor John Miners has made sustained contributions to the characterisation of the enzymatic basis of drug metabolism, which underpins the individualisation of drug therapy in humans. His research has: identified sources of variability in drug metabolism, especially drug-drug interactions and pharmacogenetics; characterised the substrate and inhibitor selectivities and structure-function relationships of the key drug metabolising […]

Professor Lorimer Moseley

Professor Moseley has made seminal contributions to our understanding of persistent pain disorders and the role of brain processes in etiology and in treatment. He pioneered intensive pain biology education (‘Explaining pain’) as a treatment for chronic pain, which generated a new field of research and clinical practice. He also developed a specific treatment, which […]

Professor Fran Baum

Baum is an international leader in public health social science. She has made major contributions to the understanding of the social determinants of health, health promotion and to the use of qualitative methods. She has published 179 refereed articles, 10 books, 40 book chapters, 68 reports for government or international agencies, and given 185 keynote […]

Professor Ross McKinnon

Professor McKinnon is a global leader in pharmacy and pharmaceutical science with broad contributions spanning the breadth of pharmaceutical research, policy and education.  Attracting over $24 million, his research has produced 130 original papers, 12 patents and two spin-off companies. He was Foundation Director of the Sansom Institute (UniSA) and Flinders Centre for Innovation in […]

Professor Benjamin Kile

Benjamin Kile is Joint Head of the ACRF Chemical Biology Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, and a Professor at the University of Melbourne. A world leader in platelet biology, Ben is also known for his seminal discoveries in hematopoiesis, oncogene function, cell death and inflammatory disease. He […]

Professor Roger Byard

Professor Roger Byard has conducted much original research into many aspects of forensic pathology, focussing particularly on accidental and sudden death. He has been very active on community and government committees developing recommendations and proposing policy changes to deal with tragic cases of sudden unexpected death, and in media campaigns and public lectures. He has […]

Professor Ian Olver

Ian Olver is a medical oncologist with a PhD in bioethics who received an AM for service to medical oncology as a clinician, researcher, administrator and mentor and to the community through leadership roles with cancer control organisations. Currently Director of the Sansom Institute for Health Research, and Professor of Translational Cancer Research, University of […]

Emeritus Professor Keryn Williams

Blindness exerts significant physical, emotional and financial constraints and hardship upon individuals. For The past 30 years Professor Keryn Williams, a transplantation immunobiologist, has been working to decrease this disease burden. Improving the outcomes of corneal transplantation, the dominant surgical treatment for corneal opacity, has been a central focus of her research. As founder and […]

Professor Paul Worley

Professor Paul Worley is a rural doctor and Emeritus Professor at Flinders University. His ground‐breaking work in the science of rural community based medical education, and its impact on addressing the maldistribution of doctors for rural and underserved areas, has changed the face of medical education and rural medical workforce policy nationally and internationally. His […]

Professor Gary Wittert

Professor Wittert is a senior Endocrinologist and scientist of national and international standing, earned through 25 years of dedication to excellence and innovation in basic science, clinical and population-based research. His achievements are multidisciplinary and include new understandings of the physiology of food intake, metabolism and body composition, the consequences of obesity beyond heart disease […]

Professor Robert Vink

Robert Vink is considered a pioneer in the field of traumatic brain injury. He was the first to apply magnetic resonance techniques to the study of energy metabolism in brain injury, and subsequently discovered and characterised the critical role of magnesium in the secondary injury cascade following neurotrauma. Serum magnesium concentration is now carefully controlled […]

Professor Justine Smith

Justine Smith is an internationally recognised ophthalmologist and vision scientist. She is Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council and Research Strategic Professor at Flinders University. Justine is an expert on uveitis – inflammation inside the eye. She has played lead roles in laboratory research and clinical trials that have established the use of biologic drugs to reduce vision […]

Professor Hamish Scott

Professor Scott’s national and international leadership in genetics and genomics is recognized through multidisciplinary collaboration, scientific advisory committees, editorial positions, peer review and conference participation. He has lead development of new technologies for improved patient treatment in the Centre for Cancer Biology of SA Pathology as head of the Department of Genetics and Molecular Pathology […]