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Biographical entry Mitchell, Christina Anne


Haematologist, Medical researcher and University Administrator


Christina Mitchell is internationally recognised for her research into intracellular signalling and enzymes involved in the regulation of cell proliferation and growth, with application in the treatment of diseases and tumour suppression. In 1999 she was appointed Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Monash University and later became Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences. Mitchell played a key role in the expansion of the School as a significant centre for medical research.



1991 - 1999
Career position - Independent Investigator, Department of Medicine, Box Hill Hospital, Victoria
1999 - 2005
Career position - Professor and Head of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University
2001 - 2010
Career position - Member, Scientific Committee, Anti-Cancer Council Victoria
Award - Dean's Prize for Excellence in Research, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
2006 - 2011
Career position - Head of School of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University
2008 -
Career position - Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor, Monash University
2011 -
Career position - Dean of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
Award - Doctor of Medical Science (honoris causa), University of Melbourne
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
Award - Lemberg Medal and Oration, Australian Society for Biochemical and Molecular Biology
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to medicine in the field of haematology, to medical education and research, and to academic leadership

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