The social and economic value in medical research

The social and economic value in medical research

Aug 7
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Chief Executive Officer, Professor Anne Kelso AO to the 2019 Trustee program.  


Professor Anne Kelso AO, Chief Executive Officer, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Event overview

Professor Kelso will discuss the scientific, social, and economic potential in medical research, commenting on maximising Australian medical research through funding, collaboration between academics and industry, and enhanced international engagement; and the importance of evidence-based, authoritative health advice.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Professor Anne Kelso AO
Chief Executive Officer, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Professor Kelso commenced in her role as the Chief Executive of the NHMRC in April 2015. 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.

She is a member of several Government and international committees, including the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (advising the Minister for Health on the strategy and priorities for the Medical Research Future Fund), the Board of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (chair) and the Human Frontier Science Program Organization.

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