Professor John Kaldor
John Kaldor is a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and UNSW Scientia Professor. He holds a doctorate in Biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and began his research career at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. For over 30 years he has built and led internationally recognised research programs at UNSW on the epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases. His research has covered a wide range of projects, including the development and implementation of public health surveillance systems, investigations of infection-related cancer, cohort and cross-sectional investigations of risk factors for infectious disease transmission, and interventional trials of disease prevention strategies. He has guided policy in disease control of neglected tropical diseases, and has had close working relationships with public health programs in numerous countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Solomon Islands.