Prof Sharon Lewin

Sharon Lewin is the inaugural director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital; Professor of Medicine, The University of Melbourne; consultant infectious diseases physician, Alfred Hospital and a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellow. She is an infectious diseases physician and basic scientist.

Her research focuses on understanding why HIV persists on treatment and developing clinical trials aimed at ultimately finding a cure for HIV infection. She has given over 100 major international invited talks on HIV and the search for a cure and published over 250 manuscripts. Her laboratory is funded by the NHMRC, National Institutes for Health and several commercial partnerships.

She is an elected member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society representing the Asia Pacific region and co-chairs the IAS Global Advisory board for the Towards an HIV Cure strategy. She is also a member of the NHMRC council and chairs the Health Translation Advisory Committee. In 2014 she was named Melburnian of the Year and in 2016 was awarded the Peter Wills Medal from Research Australia.