Professor Basil Donovan

Professor Basil Donovan


Professor & Head, Sexual Health Program, Kirby Institute
University of New South Wales
Elected in 2016
Citation on election

Professor Donovan is the pioneer of sexual health research in Australia, being appointed to the country’s first ever academic post in the discipline. He made key discoveries in HIV, such as the primary HIV illness and its characteristics, and was among the first to document the effects of concurrent HIV infection on hepatitis B virus infection.  Professor Donovan’s very high standing is evidenced by his Presidency of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Disease Research – the pre‐eminent scientific body in the field – as well as his extensive international conference invitations. He would be a most influential addition to the Fellowship.

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