Our Board of Advisors
Our Board are a group of distinguished individuals who offer us their expertise in medicine, research and business.
Frank is an infectious disease and sexual health physician. He is the former Director of the National Committee supervising the elimination of Donovanosis from Australia, and is continuing research into the control of infectious diseases through public health principles.
Hugh’s research into the causes and prevention of blindness led to him working with Fred Hollows, as well as 13 years spent with the John Hopkins University. His current focus is on Aboriginal eye health, and the elimination of Trachoma.
As Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Jonathan’s research has revealed a link between streptococcus skin infections and the potentially fatal rheumatic heart disease. In 2008 he received the Northern Territory’s Australian of the Year award.
Brian Schmidt is the Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University. He formed the High-Z SN search team who won Science Magazine’s ‘Breakthrough of the Year’ in 1998. In 2011 he won a Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking research on supernovae and the expansion of the universe.
Professor Currie’s passion is in coordinating links between clinicians, public health colleagues and other service providers, laboratory scientists and community. He leads the Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases team within the Global and Tropical Health Division. He is Director of RHD Australia and Director of HOT NORTH. Professor Currie is also Director of Infectious Diseases at the Royal Darwin Hospital, Professor in Medicine at the Northern Territory Medical Program and Flinders University.
Ngiare is a proud Yuin nation woman from the south coast of NSW. She is a senior Aboriginal medical practitioner with qualifications in medicine, public health and primary care, and has studied bioethics, medical law and human rights. She was the first identified Aboriginal medical graduate from NSW, and was one of the first Aboriginal doctors in Australia.