Dame Kate Campbell Fellowships announced

Congratulations to our seven researchers named as Dame Kate Campbell Fellows.

A total of 31 Fellows are being appointed across Levels C (11), D (9), and E (11) in MDHS and 7 of these are within the School of Biomedical Sciences.

The Dame Kate Campbell Fellowships (formerly known as the Dean’s Fellowships for Research Excellence) recognise and reward outstanding research performance. Each of our Fellows has made incredible contributions to the Faculty through exceptional research and wider involvement, both in our local community and across the globe.

Please join us in congratulating our new Dame Kate Campbell Fellows in the School:

Level C

  • Alexandra Corbett, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Ashraful Haque, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Adam Wheatley, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Level D

  • Enzo Porello, Department of Physiology

Level E

  • Axel Kallies, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Tim Stinear, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Deborah Williamson, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Appointments are made based on:

  • Academic benchmarking metrics
  • Research impact
  • National and international research standing
  • Leadership
  • Engagement
  • Adherence to Faculty values
  • Alignment with the Faculty’s strategic priorities

For the full list of fellows please view the Dame Kate Campbell Fellowships (DKCF) 2021 Outcome Report [staff login required].

About Dame Kate Campbell

Dame Kate Isabel Campbell, DBE, FRCOG was a noted Australian physician and paediatrician. She graduated from medical school at the University of Melbourne (MB, BS, 1922; MD, 1924). In 1929 she began teaching neonatal paediatrics at the University - the first such appointment in Australia.

Dame Campbell went on to lead a brilliant career as a specialist in child and maternal health which yielded a number of important contributions to medicine. Most notably, her research established that excess therapeutic oxygen lay behind acquired retrolental fibroplasia —a condition that could lead to blindness among premature babies. This discovery gave her global recognition.

Appointed OBE in 1954, she was raised to DBE in 1971. The University of Melbourne conferred on her an honorary doctorate of laws in 1966.