Appointment of Dr Kirsten Perrett as our Honorary (Professorial Fellow)
Congratulations to Dr Kirsten Perrett on being awarded the title of Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics.
Dr Kirsten Perrett is Group Leader of the Population Allergy Research Group and Deputy Directory of the Melbourne Children’s Trials Centre at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). She is also Director of the National Allergy Centre of Excellence (NACE) and the Centre for Food & Allergy Research (CFAR), hosted at MCRI; Paediatric Allergist and Vaccinologist at The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne and an Honorary Principal Fellow at The University of Melbourne.
For more than 15 years, Kirsten has spear-headed Investigator-led and industry-sponsored vaccine and food allergy clinical trials and is a highly sought-after trials expert and food allergy clinician scientist.
Awarded a 2022-26 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Award and 2018-2027 Melbourne Children’s Clinician-Scientist Fellowship, Kirsten has also received more than $47.6 million in competitive, government, philanthropic and industry research funding and has more than 110 peer-reviewed publications, including 90 in the past five years. Her research has helped shape world-wide changes to food allergy prevention, diagnosis and management.