Professor Pat Dudgeon

Pat Dudgeon is Bardi woman from the Kimberley in Western Australia. She was Australia’s first Aboriginal psychologist and has had an outstanding career in Aboriginal mental health and wellbeing, developing innovative methodologies to include deep Indigenous knowledge in health and medical sciences research and services. She has showede how the specific historical, socio-economic, political, cultural […]

Professor Andrew Whitehouse

Professor Andrew Whitehouse’s research has directly led to improved clinical management for children on the autism spectrum, and driven transformational policy reform across the Health, Education and Disability sectors in Australia. He has contributed major scientific advances in autism assessment and intervention, and pioneered new methods for world-wide science communication. In addition, Professor Whitehouse has […]

Professor Alistair Forrest

Professor Alistair Forrest is an award-winning systems biologist whose leadership and ability to form and manage large international collaborations has led to enormous progress in our understanding of human disease. Professor Forrest applies systems-wide analyses and broad genomic surveys to deliver new, unbiased, data-driven insights into disease. His research is revealing the cellular makeup of […]

Professor Lin Fritschi

Professor Lin Fritschi is a cancer epidemiologist and public health physician with specific expertise in occupational causes of cancer. Her research revolves around two themes: identifying occupational causes of cancer and improving methods for assessing occupational exposure in epidemiological studies. She has a substantial track record of publications, grants and impact on policy, has successfully […]

Professor Ian Constable

Professor Ian Constable is an internationally recognised clinical and research ophthalmologist. As the Founding Director of the Lions Eye Institute, he created a not-for-profit centre of excellence that combines world-class scientific research into the prevention of blindness with the highest level of eye care delivery. He has trained and mentored almost 100 clinical and research […]

Professor Timothy Davis

Professor Timothy Davis has made many key contributions to the clinical management of diabetes and malaria. He runs the Fremantle Diabetes Study which has provided unique epidemiological insights into diabetes management and complications, has contributed to transformative diabetes intervention trials, and has been actively involved in formulating local and national treatment policies and guidelines. His […]

Professor Bruce Robinson

Professor Bruce Robinson is a UWA Professor of Medicine, an experienced lung specialist and a leading research scientist. He is Director of an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence focussed on getting the body’s immune system to fight cancer, particularly asbestos-induced cancers, and on ‘cracking the code’ of cancer using gene sequencing to provide new targets […]

Professor Stephen Zubrick

Stephen Zubrick is a leading developmental scientist. He pioneered the first Australian population studies of the prevalence and burden of mental disorders in Australian children and adolescents. He and his team went on to conduct the landmark Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey. Along with his team he has led the 1998 and 2014 National […]

Professor Karen Simmer

Karen Simmer is the Professor of Newborn Medicine at the University of Western Australia. She is the Director of the Neonatal ICUs in Perth and Co-Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence for preterm infants. She established the first Human Milk Bank in Australia. Prof Simmer has published over 170 original research manuscripts and […]

Professor Carol Bower

Carol is highly regarded nationally and internationally for her leadership in birth defects research, providing population-based evidence for prevention, diagnosis, management and development of policy and practice. Outstanding examples are her research and advocacy on neural tube defects (such as spina bifida) and their prevention with folic acid and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and their […]

Professor Graeme Hankey

Professor Hankey is recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in medical and health science in the field of stroke research.  He has a number of international and national awards as well as more than 300 publications in which he has made major advances in the field of stroke prevention particularly.  He has shown how blood […]

Professor Susan Prescott

Prof Susan Prescott is founding President of the Developmental Origins and Health and Disease (‘DOHaD’) Society of ANZ, dedicated to providing strong evidence, education and advocacy around the importance of ‘healthy start to life’. She is internationally recognised for her research in allergy and early immune development, and works at the highest international level of […]

Professor (Svend) Peter Klinken

Professor Klinken’s interest in cancer has led to the discovery a number of oncogenes and tumour- suppressor genes. His work on leukemias has been internationally-recognised, especially the concept of lineage-switching. As a passionate advocate for medical research, he established the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, and was Director of the Institute (now known as […]

Professor Wendy Erber

A Rhodes Scholar in 1982, Wendy Erber has had a distinguished scientific career in haematology with significant discoveries in malignant blood disorders translating into diagnostic pathology, and improving understanding of the formation of blood cellular components. This work has been recognised with many articles published in high impact journals. Wendy is internationally acknowledged as an outstanding clinician-scientist, combining active clinical consultancy with research and an academic career. […]

Professor Donna Cross

Professor Cross has an excellent international reputation, demonstrated by her involvement in five multi-country and nine country-based research consortiums/collaborations. She has received $18.5m+ for 52 research projects to advance children’s health. She founded two research centres, mentoring 120 employees, 450+ volunteers and supervising 30 higher-degree students, including helping them to publish 48 papers. She facilitates […]

Professor Steve Webb

Professor Steve Webb graduated from medicine at the University of Western Australia in 1987 and trained as an adult intensive care physician with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. His research training comprises a PhD from Imperial College and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Western Australia. He has been an ICU […]

Professor Fiona Wood

Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in the field of burn care, trauma and scar reconstruction. As Director of the WA Burns Service of Western Australia she is consultant at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and Fiona Stanley Hospital. As director of burns research, she leads an interdisciplinary team with […]

Professor Jonathan Carapetis

Professor Jonathan Carapetis is a paediatrician and Infectious Diseases specialist and is Director of the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Australia, having previously been Director of the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin from 2006-2012. He has particular expertise in rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease; other group A streptococcal diseases; vaccine preventable disease; […]

Professor Nigel Laing

Professor Nigel Laing is a world-renowned scientist whose work has turned Australia into an international reference centre for neuromuscular diseases. He has identified more than twenty human disease genes and has the rare honour of having a disease named after him. He established the premier diagnostic laboratory for neurogenetic disorders in Australasia, receiving patient samples […]