Professor Roy Robins-Browne

Professor Roy Robins-Browne is a medical microbiologist who has made seminal contributions to the field through research and teaching. His research has improved fundamental understanding and clinical management of the diarrhoea-associated bacterial pathogens, coli and Yersinia enterocolitica, as well as other bacteria that infect humans. His teaching has guided a generation of medical and bioscience […]

Professor Merlin Thomas

Professor Merlin Thomas is an internationally renowned clinician scientist in diabetic kidney disease, where he is recognised as one of the top experts globally. His translational research spans basic biochemistry and biology to epidemiology and clinical trials. He is also a sought-after speaker, teacher and best-selling author. He has an exceptional track record of productivity, […]

Professor Karin Thursky

Professor Karin Thursky is an infectious diseases physician, Director of the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Deputy Head of Infectious Diseases at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Her highly productive clinician research career spans both adult and paediatric infectious diseases, infections in cancer, computerised decision support and antimicrobial stewardship in animals and humans. As […]

Professor John (Jock) Findlay

Professor Jock Findlay is internationally recognised for research in reproductive biology, making novel contributions to understanding regulation of the ovary and endometrium, relevant to fertility, infertility and ovarian cancer, and by prestigious awards and appointments by national and international societies. He has given conspicuous service through leadership at Research Institutes, Universities, the World Health Organisation, […]

Professor Flavia Cicuttini

Professor Flavia Cicuttini is Head of Rheumatology, Alfred Health, Professor and Head of the Musculoskeletal Unit, Monash University. She is an international authority on novel approaches to treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disease. Her research has influenced the management of a range of musculoskeletal diseases, globally. She has made, and continues to make, important contributions […]

Professor Prue Francis

Professor Prue Francis is an internationally renowned breast cancer clinician researcher. She is the Clinical Lead of Breast Medical Oncology at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. She is Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Breast Cancer Trials group which is the largest cancer collaborative research group in Australasia. She developed and led the international […]

Professor Gail Risbridger

Professor Gail Risbridger is an International leader in prostate cancer and Men’s Health. Her world class program of patient derived xenografted specimens that is used for translational preclinical discovery and testing, lead or are incorporated in global alliances (e.g. US Army DOD partnership, Movember GAP program). She serves on Governance bodies (e.g. Cancer Council Victoria, […]

Professor Katherine Kedzierska

Professor Katherine Kedzierska is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at The Peter Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne. She is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Head of Human T cell Laboratory. Over the past 19 years, working in the field of Immunology, Professor Kedzierska defined universal and broadlyprotective T-cell immunity to […]

Professor Sarah Wilson

Professor Sarah Wilson is an internationally recognised expert in Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology. Her research program has advanced our understanding of how the human brain underpins our thinking and behavior. She has pioneered music brain research in Australia, showing how music can enhance brain function in healthy individuals, and help recovery after brain injury. […]

Professor Richard Kitching

Professor Richard Kitching is a Nephrologist physician-scientist who has made sustained and important contributions to our understanding of kidney disease. These include defining the roles of T lymphocytes and their subsets in mediating kidney injury, and the protective role of regulatory T cells in immune kidney disease. He has defined key parts of molecules that […]

Professor Alan Cowman

Professor Alan Cowman is an expert in the field of malaria and his work has determined how malaria parasites evade lethal effects of important antimalarial drugs. This knowledge allowed detection of drug resistant malaria parasites to understand prevalence and spread of drug resistance, important for developing public policy on antimalarial use. He developed tools to […]

Professor John F Bertram

Professor John Bertram is internationally recognised for his outstanding research contributions in kidney developmental biology, developmental origins of kidney and cardiovascular health and disease, and quantitative imaging. He has shown that low nephron number in kidneys is linked to high blood pressure and kidney disease in animals and several human populations. These findings have contributed […]

Professor Monica Slavin

Professor Monica Slavin is Director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and a Centre of Research Excellence in Infections in cancer. She is an international leader in the specialised field of infections in patients whose immune systems are compromised. Whilst involved in direct patient care, she has built a research […]

Professor Caroline Homer

Professor Caroline Homer AO is a leading midwifery researcher in Australia with an international reputation as a leader in maternal and newborn health care and service delivery. She obtained her PhD in 2001 and since then has led research and development projects in Australia and internationally; especially in relation to health services delivery, reproductive, maternal […]

Professor Bruce Campbell

Professor Bruce Campbell is an internationally recognised stroke neurologist whose research into brain imaging and emergency treatment of stroke has led to global changes in clinical practice, particularly through the widespread use of CT-perfusion imaging and endovascular thrombectomy for ischaemic stroke. He led the EXTEND-IA trial of endovascular thrombectomy (NEJM 2015, >1780 cites) that used […]

Professor Jennifer Hoy

Professor Jennifer Hoy was appointed the inaugural Professor Director of HIV Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Hospital and Monash University in 2008. Prior to this, she established and directed the internationally recognised Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit (1988-2008). Prof Hoy herself is internationally recognised for her research and expertise in HIV and comorbidities. Her […]

Professor David Thorburn

Professor Thorburn is one of Australia’s foremost genetics experts, with a focus on mitochondrial energy generation disorders, and is widely recognised as a world leader in inherited metabolic diseases. For the past 25 years, he has worked with children with disabling and potentially lethal mitochondrial disorders, discovering genes that cause these conditions and developing effective […]

Professor Jo Salmon

Professor Jo Salmon has spent 20 years researching the impact of sitting on health and the effectiveness of interventions to reduce youth sitting time. This applied research has been adopted by government health and education departments for implementation in schools nationally and internationally. Her research has also informed children’s physical activity and sedentary guidelines in […]

Professor Kelly-Anne Phillips

Professor Kelly-Anne Phillips is a medical oncologist and researcher at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. As a highly productive clinician-researcher, she treats women affected with breast cancer and runs a prevention clinic for those at high risk, while concurrently leading internationally recognised research related to breast cancer genetics and treatment. Her research, and related health […]

Professor Marc Pellegrini

Professor Marc Pellegrini is an infectious diseases physician, Division Head at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Honorary Professor  at The University of Melbourne, Honorary NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, and member of NHMRC Translational Faculty and Assigner Academy. His research bridges the gap between basic science and translation into the clinic. He is internationally recognised […]

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