Prof Steve Wesselingh

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Scientific Advisory Committee Member

Prof Steve Wesselingh

Scientific Advisory Committee Member

Prof Steve Wesselingh


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BMBS, FRACP, PhD, FAHMS


In October 2011 Professor Wesselingh took up the position as the inaugural Executive Director of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).  He is Chair of the NHMRC Research Committee and sits on the NHMRC Council.

Profe Wesselingh was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University, from 2007-2011.  Prior to taking up the Deanship, he was Director of the Burnet Institute an independent medical research institute specialising in infectious diseases, immunology and public health.

He undertook his undergraduate and doctoral training at Flinders University/Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia and his post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins in the United States.

Professor Wesselingh is an Infectious Diseases Physician with research interests in Neurovirology, HIV and vaccine development, more recently he has been involved in defining the role of the Microbiome in Human Health. He has consistently worked towards the integration of high quality medical research with health-care delivery, leading to improved health outcomes for Australia and the poorly resourced countries of the region.