Professor Steve Wesselingh

Professor Steve Wesselingh

Steve Wesselingh_250In October 2011, Professor Wesselingh assumed the role of inaugural Executive Director at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

Prior to SAHMRI, Professor Wesselingh was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University, from 2007-2011. Before taking up the Deanship, he was Director of the Burnet Institute.

Professor Wesselingh undertook his undergraduate and doctoral training at Flinders University/Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia and his post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins in the United States. In 2012, Professor Wesselingh joined a list of 566 people inducted into the prestigious Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars.

Professor Wesselingh is an Infectious Diseases Physician and researcher in Neurovirology, HIV and vaccine development.

Professor Wesselingh has consistently worked towards the integration of high quality medical research with health-care delivery, leading to improved health outcomes for Australia and the poorly resourced countries of the region.