David Burgner is a clinician and scientist in paediatric infectious diseases. He trained in the UK and Australia and did his PhD on host genetics and severe malaria at the University of Oxford and in The Gambia, West Africa. His post-graduate training was at Great Ormond Street Hospital and St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College, London. From 2002-2010, he was the clinical lead for paediatric infectious diseases and refugee child health, Child and Adolescent Health Services, Western Australia and Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Western Australia. He moved to Melbourne in 2010 and is based at Murdoch Children's Research Institute. He is also consultant in paediatric infectious diseases at The Royal Children's Hospital and a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne.