Professor James Beeson

Professor James Beeson


Deputy Director (People)
The Burnet Institute
Elected in 2017
Citation on election

Professor Beeson is an exceptional public health physician and malaria researcher at the Burnet Institute. With extensive research throughout Africa and Asia in the field of malaria, his research discoveries have significantly contributed to global scientific knowledge and have led to priority candidates for vaccines being developed. As a leader of the lnstitute’s flagship Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies program in Papua New Guinea, Professor Beeson’s high quality, innovative research is crucial to ensuring that the most effective interventions reach those in need in a highly cost efficient way. His work has also informed policy decisions, in turn improving maternal health.

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