Graham V Brown, MB BS(Melb), FRACP, MPH(Harvard), PhD(Melb), FAFPHM. FACTM
Formerly the James Stewart Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and Head of the Department of Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital/Western Hospital), Graham Brown is Foundation Director of the Nossal Institute for Global Health, a new initiative of the University of Melbourne that aims to improve global health through research, evaluation, education, advocacy, development assistance and development of future leaders.
Professor Bown worked in Tanzania and Papua New Guinea before commencing a research career studying immunity to malaria, ending as Head of the Divison of Infection and Immunity at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Following the closure of Fairfield Hospital, he created the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, stepping down as Head in 2006. He was Head of the Department of Medicine (RMH/WH) at the University of Melbourne from 1999 to 2007. In addition to his clinical expertise in tropical medicine and infectious diseases, Professor Brown undertakes basic research in immunopathology of malaria and is an investigator on a research program devoted to mathematical modelling of infectious diseases. He has other interests in surveillance of infectious diseases and use of low cost technology for health. He is author or co-author of 215 publications. He is currently Chair of the Malaria Vaccine Advisory Committee of the World Health organization and the Scientific Consultants Group of the USAID Malaria Vaccine Development Program, and Vice Chair of the Board, and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership .