Anne Kelso

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Professor Anne Kelso AO FAA FAHMS is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). 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.