Awarded NHMRC grant 2020173, for $736,000 in 2022 "Bacteriophages: a new paradigm in caring for infected wounds".
Recipient of an Australian Federal Government Office of Teaching and Learning Citation Award, worth $10,000, in 2012:
"For inspiring student learning through design and delivery of an engaging, interactive virology program that demonstrates the immense relevance and importance of viruses"
Awarded Fellow of the Australian Society for Microbiology (FASM), 2015.
I want students to share my passion and enthusiasm for microbiology, and in particular, virology.
Students have recognised the value of studying BIOL2761 Virology through the ever increasing enrolments, which have increased over 500% in the period 2009-2016.
Chair, National Scientific Advisory Committee, Virology Division, Australian Society for Microbiology, 2012-2014
Secretary, Australasian Society for Virology.
As Secretary of AVS I have initiated and driven a push to bring this society together with other professional societies, such as the Australian Society for Microbiology, the Australian Society for Immunology, the Australian Society for Clinical Immunology and Alllergy, the Australasian Society for Antimicrobials, and the Australian Society for Infectious Diseases, on key issues of policy and public advocacy. Together this umbrella group represents over 5000 scientists and clinicians. This group has made numerous public statements and representations to government on matters such as antimicrobial policy and vaccination.
Chair, Local Organizing Committee, Australasian Society for Virology Biennial Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, December 2017. Member, Local Organizing Committee, Australasian Society for Virology Biennial Scientific Meeting, Queenstown NZ, December 2019.
Member, Editorial Board, Virology Journal. Reviewer and assessor for numerous funding bodies (NHMRC, ARC, etc) and journals.
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