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Professor Warwick Anderson is a distinguished historian of the biomedical and biological sciences, whose research has transformed our understanding of colonial and tropical medicine, and helped to explain the development of global health. His conceptual histories of the recent biomedical sciences, especially immunology, have enriched scientists’ knowledge of the development of their discipline and enhanced the public appreciation of medical research. The recipient of numerous national international scholarly awards, including the Guggenheim, Burkhardt and ARC Laureate Fellowships, Anderson is the most innovative and influential historian of the medical and health sciences in Australia.