Professor Bruce Robinson

Professor Bruce Robinson has received national and international recognition through awards and invitations to speak and write on endocrine tumours. He has forged links with countries in SE Asia including Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and China and has assisted in training hundreds of health professionals from these countries. He has reformed curricula locally and is working […]

Professor Warwick Anderson

Professor Warwick Anderson is a distinguished historian of the biomedical and biological sciences, whose research has transformed our understanding of colonial and tropical medicine, and helped to explain the development of global health. His conceptual histories of the recent biomedical sciences, especially immunology, have enriched scientists’ knowledge of the development of their discipline and enhanced […]

Professor Kaarin Anstey

Professor Kaarin Anstey is a world leader in cognitive ageing and dementia risk reduction. Her program of research has contributed to the evidence base on dementia prevention through identification and quantification of risk factors for dementia, the development of risk assessment tools and implementation of interventions. Professor Anstey’s work has directly informed informed public policy […]

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 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 Ron Grunstein

Professor Ron Grunstein MBBS MD PhD FRACP FAHMS AM is the leading sleep medicine clinician-researcher in Australia and one of the world leaders in this discipline. He has been engaged in the field from its early origins and has played a major role in the development of the academic, clinical, professional and policy aspects of […]

Professor Rana Hinman

Prof Rana Hinman is a physiotherapist who leads research focussed on improving the health of people living with osteoarthritis. Her multi‐disciplinary research produces and translates innovative, robust and pragmatic evidence about non‐drug, non‐surgical approaches to managing osteoarthritis symptoms, including novel methods of service delivery. Her research has informed Australian and international clinical practice guidelines, as […]

Professor Harriet Hiscock

Professor Harriet Hiscock is internationally renowned for her expertise and leadership in sleep and mental health research. She leads world class health services research to develop, test and implement evidence-based interventions to improve the quality, accessibility, and value of healthcare for paediatric common, high burden conditions. As a clinician researcher, she has published over 180 […]

Professor David Ching Siang Huang

Professor David Huang is a biomedical researcher who made fundamental research discoveries on programmed cell suicide (apoptosis) that laid the foundations for the discovery and development of a novel class of anti-cancer drugs. He made critical contributions towards revealing how BCL2, often overactive in blood cancers, and its relatives block cell death thereby uncovering how […]

Professor Karin Leder

Professor Karin Leder is an infectious disease phsician, Head of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Monash University) and Director of Travel Medicine and Immigrant Health (Royal Melbourne Hospital). As a world leader in disease spread across international borders, her research outputs have changed global surveillance prioritities and clinical management of infections among mobile populations. She also leads […]

Professor Louise Maple-Brown

Professor Maple-Brown has demonstrated outstanding contributions in clinical impact and leadership. In 14 years since her PhD, she has established and grown a Darwin-based research program that is now 31 staff, students and early-career researchers. Her program is the first and largest Australian partnership between researchers, policy makers and health services on intergenerational diabetes, and […]

Professor Jodie McVernon

Over the past fifteen years Professor McVernon has contributed to Australians’ health, informing national policy on influenza pandemic preparedness and response, and immunisation . In 2020, she was an invited expert member of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, which advised National Cabinet throughout the COVID-19 response. She was a member of the Australian Technical […]

Professor George Patton

Professor George Patton is an adolescent psychiatrist and epidemiologist. He has revolutionised our understanding of the place of adolescence in health, growth and development across the life-course, and into the next generation. As Professorial Fellow in Adolescent Health Research at MCRI and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, his research group have become the world’s most […]

Professor Richard Price

Professor Richard Price is Professor of Global Health at the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. He is a leading authority on multidrug resistant malaria and Plasmodium vivax. His research has highlighted the importance of the vivax malaria, which causes millions of illnesses each year and is now becoming the predominant cause of malaria […]

Professor Sir John Savill

Professor Sir John Savill has combined clinical practice in nephrology and acute medicine with research into cell clearance by apoptosis in resolution of inflammation, leading establishment of the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research and the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He led national translational initiatives as Chief Scientist Health […]

Professor Kanta Subbarao

Professor Kanta Subbarao is a virologist and paediatric infectious diseases specialist. She is an expert on the biology, pathogenesis and vaccines for emerging viral diseases of global importance: influenza, SARS, MERS and COVID-19, with 200 peer-reviewed papers and 72 reviews/chapters. She is a member of WHO advisory panels on seasonal and pandemic influenza and COVID-19 […]

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 Julie Bines

Professor Julie Bines MBBS, FRACP, MS, AGF, FAHMS is Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne and a Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Head of Clinical Nutrition at the Royal Children’s Hospital. She leads the Enteric Disease Group at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute working to develop an affordable novel rotavirus vaccine, RV3-BB vaccine, aimed at preventing […]

Professor Danny Rischin

Professor Danny Rischin is the Director of Medical Oncology at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. A highly productive clinician‐researcher, he has made significant and sustained contributions to advancing knowledge and in developing new therapies for head and neck cancer and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Professor Rischin is an international leader in head and neck cancer, […]

Professor Alicia Oshlack

Professor Alicia Oshlack is an expert in Computational Biology, who has developed a range of widely used bioinformatics analysis methods that underlie many of the genomic technologies used today. Her extensive analytical and computational skills and research contributions are now part of the standard approaches for the analysis of RNA sequencing and human methylation investigations. […]