Professor David Brown is a senior researcher with the Centre for Immunology and Allergy Research at the Westmead Institute. He is Senior Staff Specialist in Clinical Immunology at Westmead Hospital.

David's clinical and research interests are in the field of inflammation. Clinically, David is interested in the consequences of inflammatory diseases on the CNS, vasculitides, and the treatment of connective tissue diseases. His research interests are in several areas including chronic inflammatory diseases such as atherosclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. He is also actively researching the role of the immunity in cancer and neuroinflammatory diseases.

Research Focus

Inflammation, Neuroscience, Immunology, Pathology


Other Affiliations

  • Deputy Head, Inflammation and Cytokine Biology Research Program, Conjoint Professor of Medicine, St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research

Awards and Recognition

  • 2013      NHMRC Career Development Fellowship Level 2
  • 2011      Rick Hanson Difference Maker Award (Canada)
  • 2009      NHMRC Career Development Award
  • 2005      National MS Society (USA) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • 2003      NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Training Fellowship
  • 1997      NHMRC Postgraduate Research Scholarship


  • 2003    PhD, University of NSW. Doctoral thesis ‘The role of macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 in chronic inflammation and malignancy’
  • 2000    Admitted, Fellow of The Royal College of Pathologists Australasia
  • 2000    Admitted, Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • 1989    MBBS University of NSW, graduated with honours