The Director of Children’s Medical Research Institute in Westmead, Professor Roger Reddel, was recently recognised as an Officer (AO) in the general division of the Order of Australia.
He was awarded for “distinguished service to biomedical research in the field of adult and childhood cancer and genetics, and to tertiary education.”
Professor Reddel has been the Executive Director of Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI), Westmead, since 2007. He wears many hats and has also been: Head of CMRI’s Cancer Research Unit since 1988; Director of CellBank Australia since 2005; Co-Director of ProCan since 2016; and the University of Sydney Sir Lorimer Dods Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, since 2007.
He has been a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences from 2017; a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science from 2010; a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians from 1985; a Senior Principal Research Fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council, 2004-2007; a C J Martin Fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council, 1984-1986; and Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, 1984-1985. In addition to his focus on research, he has been a registered Medical Practitioner since 1977.
Professor Reddel has often been recognised for his dedication to cancer research. He has been a Cancer Council NSW Bicentennial Fellow, receiving the Carcinogenesis Fellowship for 10 years. As well as Program Grants for 10 years.
Professor Reddel is also the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters published in various journals including: Nature; Nature Structural and Molecular Biology; Nature Genetics; Nature Biotechnology.