Professor Warren Alexander is a distinguished leader in Australian health and medical research. His highly productive original research has made profound, enduring and internationally recognised new discoveries in molecular haematology. His experimental approach is notable for its innovation and multi-disciplinary basis. His research has not only had exceptional scientific impact, but has also inspired the research of others and contributed to the practical translation of Australian health and medical research. Professor Alexander has demonstrated strong leadership most notably in underpinning Australian health and medical research with high level contributions to research policy and peer review.