One Disease's Board of Advisors are a group of highly distinguished individuals who are experts in their respective fields: Chief Justice Robert French, Professor Frank Bowden, Professor Hugh Taylor, Professor Jonathan Carapetis, Professor Brian Scmidt, Dr Terence Kwan and Dr Ngaire Brown.
Dr Sam Prince
Chair and Founder
Dr Sam Prince is a humanitarian, philanthropist, entrepreneur and medical doctor.
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.
Professor Hugh Taylor
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.
Professor Jonathan Carapetis
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.
Professor Brian Schmidt
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.
Dr Terence Kwan
Terence is a Division Director at Macquarie Group and works with the Macquarie Group Foundation supporting causes such as Sunrise Children’s Villages and ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Sydney as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Dr Ngiare Brown
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.