This year is the 25th Anniversary of TQEH Research Day. The day provides researchers in training at the Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital with the opportunity to present their results before a broad audience. More information about TQEH Research Day.
Plenary Lecture: Professor Anne Kelso AO
Title: Medical research: why we mustn’t stop now
Chair: Professor Guy Maddern, Director of Research TQEH
Speaker biography: Professor Anne Kelso AO is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Following her PhD at the University of Melbourne, Professor Kelso undertook research in the field of immunology, first in Switzerland and then at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane. From 2000 until 2006, she was also Director/CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Vaccine Technology. She then returned to Melbourne as Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza from 2007 until she took up her role with NHMRC in April 2015.
Professor Kelso has served on many boards and advisory committees for research institutions, the Australian Government and WHO, and is currently a member of the Government’s Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (advising the Minister for Health on the strategy and priorities for the Medical Research Future Fund), the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap Expert Working Group and the Engagement and Impact Steering Committee. She was appointed Officer in the Order of Australia in June 2007 for service to science.