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Biographical entry Kelso, Anne

AO, FAA

Occupation
Medical scientist and Science administrator

Summary

Anne Kelso has been influential in Australia and internationally in immunology, in science administration and policy roles, and in executive positions in professional organisations. She has fostered the development and commercialisation of Australian vaccine technologies and placed Australia in the forefront of global influenza surveillance, research and pandemic preparedness. Her research was particularly into the regulation of T lymphocyte effector function. Kelso was CEO of the CRC for Vaccine Technology and of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research in Influenza, and in 2015 was appointed CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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1982 - 1984
Career position - Queen Elizabeth II Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
1985 - 1989
Career position - Senior Research Officer, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
1989
Award - Burnet Prize, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
1990 - 1992
Career position - Senior Research Fellow, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
1992 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Immunology and cell biology
1992 - 1996
Career position - Scientific Consultant, AMRAD Corporation
1992 - 1996
Career position - Head, Transplantation Biology Unit, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
1993 - 1994
Career position - Scientific consultant, CSL Ltd
1993 - 1998
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Journal of interferon and cytokine research
1995 - 1996
Career position - President, Australasian Society for Immunology
1996 - ?
Career position - Senior Principal Research Fellow, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
1996
Career position - President, 1st Congress, Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania
1997 - 1998
Career position - Head, Leucocyte Biology Unit, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
1997 - 2000
Career position - Conjoint Professor, University of Queensland
1997 - 2000
Career position - Member of Council, Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania
1998 - 2001
Career position - Secretary-General, International Union f Immunological Societies
1999 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Transplant immunology
1999 -
Career position - Member, Research Advisory Board, John Curtin School of Medical Research
1999 - 2000
Career position - Chair, Immunology Discipline Panel, National Health and Medical Research Council
2000 - 2002
Career position - Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Beniec Australia Ltd
2000 - 2002
Career position - Chair, Scientific Committee, CRC for Asthma
2000 - 2003
Career position - Member, Scientific Advisory Board, CRC for Diagnostics
2000 - 2006
Career position - Director and CEO, CRC for Vaccine Technology
2000 - 2006
Career position - Member, Advisory board, Centre for Immunology and Cancer Research, University of Queensland
2001 - 2004
Career position - Member, Research Committee, National Health and Medical Research Council
2002 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, BMC immunology
2002 -
Career position - Member, Medical Advisory Board, Charles and Sylvia Viertel Charitable Foundation
2002 -
Career position - Member, National Influenza Pandemic Action Committee
2002 - 2003
Career position - Member, Infectious Diseases Emergency Response Working Group
2004 -
Career position - Director, VacTX Pty Ltd
2004
Award - Burnet Orator, Australasian Society of Immunology
2005 -
Career position - Adjunct Professor, Griffith University
2005 -
Career position - Member of Council, Queensland University of Technology
2007 -
Career position - Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne
2007 -
Career position - Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research in Influenza
2007 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Influenza and other respiratory viruses
2007
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to science, particularly in the field of immunology and vaccine research through contributions to a range of scientific organisations, and as an academic and mentor
2012 - 2015
Career position - Member of Council, National Health and Medical Research Council
2015 - 2023
Career position - Chief Executive Officer, National Health and Medical Research Council
2018 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
2018 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science

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See also

  • Robson, Alexandra K., Production Manager and Editor, Who's who in Australia 2019, LV edn, AAP Directories, Southbank, Vic., 2018, 1788 pp. Details

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