Secretary-General, International Human Frontier Science Program Organisation; Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow, Monash University

Warwick Anderson is Secretary-General of the International Human Frontier Science Program Organisation, in Strasbourg, France.

Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NHMRC, Australia’s major governmental funding body for health and medical research.

Prior to that he was Head of School of Biomedical Sciences at Monash University and Deputy Director of the Baker Medical Research Institute, following research fellowships at the University of Sydney and Harvard Medical School.

Professor Anderson obtained his PhD from the University of Adelaide, South Australia. His research has focussed on renal mechanisms in the pathogenesis of hypertension, including the roles of renal vascular remodelling and the renin-angiotensin system. He has published over 170 peer review articles.

For his contributions to medical research, Professor Anderson was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005.


  • –present
    CEO , National Health and Medical Research Council


  • 1972 
    The University of Adelaide, Doctor of Philosophy