Professor Alastair Burt has a strong international reputation for research into liver disease, leadership in diagnostic hepatopathology, and medical education and administration. His innovative research into hepatic stellate cell responses to injury led to a paradigm shift in concepts of progressive liver disease and the development of cirrhosis. He has played a key role in developing non-invasive markers of fibrosis and advancing disease and is regarded as an international expert in liver biopsy interpretation, editing the major international textbook in this field. He previously held senior leadership roles at Newcastle University in the UK and in the UK NHS. He is Executive Dean at the University of Adelaide.