Professor Tania Sorrell

Professor Tania Sorrell


Director, Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity
University of Sydney / Westmead Hospital
Retired Fellow
Elected in 2015
Citation on election

Professor Sorrell was integral to establishing Infectious Diseases as a specialty of internal medicine in Australia.
She is recognised internationally for research in the lethal fungal disease,  cryptococcosis, development of new fungal diagnostics and education/training in clinical mycology/research. She has held NHMRC grants in since 1990s. She serves/served on NHMRC Research and Ethics Committees; project, fellowships, program and CRE grant panels. She has chaired expert committees for WHO and been on Commonwealth and NSW Advisory Committees in Infectious Diseases. For services to infectious diseases/research she was awarded an AM (2014) and life membership of the Australasian Society Infectious Diseases (2010).

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