Eradicate Cancer 2018March 15 - 17, 2018 Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Prof Sharon Lewin

Professor Sharon Lewin is the inaugural Director of the Doherty Institute. She leads a large multi-disciplinary research team that focuses on understanding why HIV persists on treatment and developing clinical trials aimed at ultimately finding a cure for HIV infection and understanding how HIV interacts with other common co-infections, including hepatitis B virus (HBV). She is a consultant infectious diseases physician at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellow. She was recently appointed to the NHMRC Council and the Chair of the Health Translation Advisory Committee. Sharon was previously Head, Department of Infectious Diseases, the Alfred Hospital and Monash University (2003 – 2014) and Co-head, Centre for Biomedical Research, Burnet Institute (2010-2014). Sharon was the local co-chair of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS2014) held in Melbourne in July 2014, which was the largest health and development conference ever hosted in Australia. She is on the leadership team of the International AIDS Society’s Strategy Towards an HIV Cure and is Chair of the Australian Government Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections. Sharon is a Chief investigator for the APPRISE Centre of Research Excellence, which is developing research to inform Australia’s emergency response to infectious diseases 


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