Professor Douglas Hilton is an expert in the field of molecular regulation of blood cell production and cytokine signal transduction. His creative discovery spans four distinct areas of molecular haematology: leukaemia inhibitory factor, cytokine receptor family, suppressors of cytokine signalling, and identification of haematopoietic regulators through a large-scale forward mutagenesis screen. He has applied these discoveries to real health outcomes through industry collaborations. Hilton is well known for his leadership in public awareness campaigns for health and medical research and in government lobbying for more effective funding policy. He is President-elect of AAMRI and a member of the MRFF Action Group.