Professor Melissa Wake

Professor Melissa Wake


Director, Generation Victoria. Group Leader, Community Health Services Research
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Elected in 2015
Citation on election

Paediatrician Melissa Wake is recognised for her work in ‘population paediatrics’ – what universal and secondary care systems will make a difference to the health of our children, and the adults they will become? She creates and drives large-scale platforms to change the nature of paediatric research and rigorously tests new interventions to change the quality of children’s care. She is currently leading a national intergenerational biorepository to better understand the genesis of noncommunicable disease. Awards include the 2009 Australian Health Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Health & Medical Research and consecutive NHMRC Excellence Awards (2009-12, 2013-16) as top-ranked Australian Fellow.

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