Professor David Paterson

Professor David Paterson


Director, UQ Centre for Clinical Research
The University of Queensland
Elected in 2015
Citation on election

Professor Paterson is an internationally renowned researcher, policymaker and advocate for medical research. Peer recognition and his leadership and commitment to advance research is evident given that he founded and chairs an international network of Infectious Diseases researchers who collaboratively perform clinical trials. He has mentored numerous junior researchers including winners of the Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award Medal and the Rolex Award for Enterprise. He has raised public understanding of medical research during media commitments and public lectures such as the 2013 Bancroft Oration. He advocates for medical research via his role as Chair of the Queensland Clinician Scientists Association.

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