Professor Kristine Macartney

Professor Kristine Macartney is a vaccinologist, infectious diseases paediatrician and Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS). She is an expert on vaccine safety, policy and implementation, and vaccine preventable viral diseases, including influenza, SARS-CoV-2 (cause of COVID-19), rotavirus and varicella-zoster. Professor Macartney is a member of WHO advisory groups, including […]

Professor Emma Kowal

Professor Emma Kowal is a leading expert in the social, ethical and cultural implications of genomics in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. As a result of her research, Indigenous genomics has developed as a recognised area of importance both within Indigenous health and within precision medicine. Professor Kowal’s work developing national frameworks for biospecimen […]

Professor Anne Kavanagh

Professor Anne Kavanagh is an epidemiologist and public health physician who has made substantial contributions to knowledge across three areas: cancer screening, health inequities and disability. Her research has had major impacts on policy, including in relation to mammographic screening, local government priorities to promote healthy behaviour and approaches to improving the health of people […]

Professor Carol Hodgson

Professor Carol Hodgson has an exceptional track record and leads a multidisciplinary, international research program in functional recovery after critical illness. This program has changed clinical practice and contributed new knowledge in the field, including international guidelines. Professor Hodgson is ranked in the top 1% worldwide for her expertise in topics such as ‘Critical Care’, […]

Professor Jane Hocking

Professor Jane Hocking is an epidemiologist, whose research on chlamydia has led to paradigm changes in policy, with changed treatment guidelines globally. She has demonstrated excellence through multiple plenary and symposia presentations at international conferences and membership on national and international committees informing policy. She has published over 375 peer-reviewed papers, with publications on NEJM […]

Professor Sarah Hilmer

Professor Sarah Hilmer is nationally and internationally recognised for excellence in geriatric pharmacology. She has made significant, sustained contributions to the field since her PhD was awarded in 2005, with over 300 publications and 10,000 citations, and national and international collaborations. She has chaired institutional, state and international committees aiming to advance clinical pharmacology and […]

Professor Sharon Friel

Professor Sharon Friel is a world–renowned policy-focused health equity researcher. She is an ARC Laureate Fellow since 2021 and Director of Menzies Centre for Health Governance, Australian National University. Professor Friel was Head of the Scientific Secretariat (University College London) for the World Health Organisation Commission on Social Determinants of Health. She has published widely […]

Professor Michael Friedlander

Professor Michael Friedlander has an extensive track record of research into gynaecological and breast malignancies, with major focus on innovative clinical trials in ovarian cancer and using patient reported outcomes as endpoints in clinical trials. His extensively cited and influential work has led to important, lasting changes in clinical cancer treatment and improved patient outcomes. […]

Professor Ian Freckelton

Professor Ian Freckelton, King’s Counsel, has made extensive contributions to health law and policy through his roles as an academic, researcher and teacher and through his involvement in national committees. His extraordinary contributions to heath law have been both considerable and influential, particularly as the founder of the Journal of Law and Medicine, which attracts […]

Professor Aleksandra Filipovska

Professor Aleksandra Filipovska is internationally renowned for her pioneering work in mitochondrial genomics and disease. She is Deputy Director of the ARC Centre for Synthetic Biology and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. As co-director at the Mito Foundation, Professor Filipovska plays a key role in advocating for the mitochondrial disease […]

Professor Peter Ebeling

Professor Peter Ebeling’s national and international recognition for excellence in health and medical science is demonstrated by key leadership roles at the highest level, including as first non-North American President of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Past-president of the Endocrine Society of Australia and Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society, […]

Professor Dominic Dwyer

Professor Dominic Dwyer is a clinical virologist and infectious diseases physician, trained in Sydney with doctoral research undertaken at the Institut Pasteur, Paris. He is the NSW Director of Public Health Pathology, and Director of the Institute Of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research (ICPMR) at Westmead. He is an expert in emerging infections, an investigator […]

Professor Denise Doolan

Professor Denise Doolan is a Professorial Research Fellow and Acting Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University. She is a molecular immunologist with multidisciplinary research focuses on developing therapeutics and diagnostics for infectious diseases that impact global public health. Professor Doolan’s research has provided critical insights into multiple […]

Professor Ian Davis

Professor Ian Davis is a medical oncologist with over 30 years’ experience and primary clinical and research focus in genitourinary cancers. He founded and chairs the ANZUP (Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate) Cancer Trials Group and is the global co-chair of international ANZUP ENZAMET trial. This trial demonstrated improved survival with enzalutamide for […]

Professor Phillip Darcy

Professor Phillip Darcy is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Group Leader at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. His work has been pivotal in developing novel T cell-based immunotherapy approaches for cancer patients. In particular, his studies involving the development of technology using gene‐modified T cells expressing chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) in preclinical models has […]

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 Leonid Churilov

Professor Leonid Churilov is a clinical biostatistician who led complex and comprehensive design and analysis of acute and recovery stroke trials that resulted in global changes in clinical practice, and are internationally recognized through multiple publications in the highest impact medical journals including NEJM, The Lancet and JAMA. Professor Churilov led the development, and wide […]

Professor David Burgner

Professor David Burgner is a practising paediatric infectious diseases physician, leads the Inflammatory Origins Group and co-leads the LifeCourse longitudinal observational cohorts initiative at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He is Education Officer for the World Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases. Professor Burgner is an international authority on understanding the susceptibility and consequences to childhood infection […]

Professor Susan Fletcher

Professor Susan Fletcher is Senior Principal Research Fellow at Murdoch University and in 2020 was appointed Chief Scientific Officer (fractional position) at ASX-listed biotech PYC Therapeutics. Alongside her collaborator Professor Steve Wilton, she pioneered ‘molecular drugs’ to treat inherited disease by altering the gene message to overcome disease-causing mutations. In 2016, 2019 and 2021, the […]

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 […]

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