Professor Warwick Britton is internationally recognised for his contributions to the immunology and control of tuberculosis and leprosy. His studies have examined how the immune system responds to mycobacteria, the development of novel vaccines against TB and leprosy, genetic susceptibility to infection and identification of TB drug targets. He leads the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Tuberculosis Control that includes studies in Vietnam and China. He is strongly commitment to medical and scientific education, and has led research innovations at the University of Sydney and RPAH. In 2014 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to medical research as an academic and immunologist, to humanitarian and public health improvements for the people of Nepal and to the community.