National Research Program Leader: Product safety at Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Professor Robert Flower’s research focuses broadly on transfusion safety, with teams using in vivo and in vitro models to investigate impacts of transfusion as well as application of genotyping to improved matching of blood for patients. Robert has over 250 papers and published abstracts in transfusion, virology and molecular genetics in the scientific literature. Robert has a strong commitment to education and teaches TAFE, university undergraduate and medical advanced trainees in addition. Robert has supervised completion of more than 30 postgraduate students and more than 30 honours students.