Professor Anne Kelso

Professor Anne Kelso


Chief Executive Officer
National Health and Medical Research Council
Elected in 2018
Citation on election

Professor Anne Kelso is an immunologist who has made a substantial and sustained contribution to Australian health and medical sciences through research on T lymphocyte-mediated immunity and influenza; service to national and international scientific societies and institutions; and centre directorships in which she fostered the development of novel vaccine technologies, and strengthened Australia’s position in global influenza virus surveillance, research and pandemic preparedness. As CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council, she is leading Australia’s peak medical research funding agency and implementing major reform of its grant program.

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