University of Melbourne Magazine

Senior University appointments

  • Distinguished health economist Professor Barbara McPake has been appointed Director of the Nossal Institute for Global Health at the University of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Since 2005, she has been Professor of International Health and Director of the Institute for International Health and Development at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. She will succeed retiring Foundation Director, Professor Graham Brown AM, in July.

    Professor Sharon Lewin

    Professor Sharon Lewin

    Professor Sharon Lewin has been named the inaugural Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, which opens later this year. Professor Lewin is an internationally renowned researcher in HIV/AIDS and currently heads the Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health and Monash University and is co-head of the Centre for Biomedical Research, Burnet Institute.

    Professor Karen Day (BSc(Hons) 1977, PhD)

    Professor Karen Day (BSc(Hons) 1977, PhD)

    Alumna Professor Karen Day (BSc(Hons) 1977, PhD) has returned to Melbourne as the new Dean of Science. Professor Day, a renowned international biologist, was previously a Professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. A former resident of Trinity College, Ormond College and International House, she has also worked at Imperial College, London, and the University of Oxford.

    Leading researcher Professor Stephen Smith has joined the University as Dean of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Previously Vice-President (Research) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, he was also founding Dean of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a joint initiative of NTU and Imperial College, London. Professor Smith succeeded Professor James Angus AO, who stepped down last year after nearly a decade leading the faculty.