Anthony Cunningham AO
Tony is an executive director of the Board.
Experience and expertise
Professor Tony Cunningham AO is Executive Director of the Westmead Institute for Medical Research and Director of the Centre for Virus Research. He is also Professor of Research Medicine and Sub-Dean (Research) Sydney Medical School, Westmead, the University of Sydney and Director, Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research (ACH2).
He trained in infectious diseases, clinical virology and virology research at the University of Melbourne and as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. His major research interests are in HIV and Herpes Simplex Virus biology and immunology, especially in relation to the development of vaccines and microbicides.
He has also published numerous original and review articles on epidemiology, antiviral therapy and vaccines for Herpes Simplex and Varicella/Zoster viruses, has participated in numerous international roundtables and often consults for global pharma on these topics.
He has published more than 280 primary refereed scientific articles and 70 invited reviews or chapters in various journals or books and has been cited more than 10,000 times.
In 2010, Tony was awarded an Officer in the Order of Australia for “service to medicine, particularly in the field of viral research and through the development and leadership of medical and biomedical research”.
MD, FRACP, FRCPA, FASM, FAHMS