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Professor in Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Australian National University

I am an experimental scientist with research expertise with viruses and the immune system. I am particularly interested in understanding how viruses cause disease and how our immune system recognises and fights infection. I have also worked with virus-based vaccine platforms, both in terms of how to design and make these types of vaccines and how they generate immune protection.


  • 2017–present
    Head of Department - Immunology and Infectious Diseases, ANU
  • 2006–2017
    Research and teaching academic, ANU
  • 2003–2006
    Howard Florey Centenary Fellow, QIMR
  • 2001–2003
    Postdoctoral Scientist, National Institutes of Health, USA
  • 2000–2001
    Postdoctoral Scientist, Imperial College London
  • 1997–2000
    Postdoctoral Scientist, University of Oxford
  • 1993–1997
    PhD scholar, University of Adelaide


  • 1997 
    University of Adelaide, PhD
  • 1990 
    University of Adelaide, BSc (hons)