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Professor of Genetics and Executive Director of Research, Melbourne Health

Ingrid Winship is the Executive Director of Research for Melbourne Health and the Professor of Adult Clinical Genetics at The University of Melbourne.

A medical graduate of the University of Cape Town, she completed postgraduate training in genetics and dermatology. In 1994, Professor Winship took up an academic position at the University of Auckland and later became Professor of Clinical Genetics and Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Professor Winship is Chair of the Bio21 Victorian Hospital Director’s Forum and a member of the Bio21 Scientific Advisory Council.. She is a member of the Victorian Cancer Action Plan Implementation Committee, NHMRC Human Genetic Advisory Committee, Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative Steering Committee and the Australian Synchrotron Clinical Advisory Panel. She is a member of the Steering Committee and Research Committee for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. She serves on the Boards of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and the Mental Health Research Institute.


  • 2006–present
    Professor of Genetics, Melbourne Health