HMRI Board

Laureate Professor John Aitken
Non-Executive Director - HMRI (University of Newcastle)

John Aitken is the Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Health and Medicine, a Laureate Professor of Biological Sciences and Co-Director of the Priority Research Centre in Reproductive Science at the University of Newcastle.

His area of specialisation is gamete biology with particular emphasis on the differentiation and function of spermatozoa and oocytes.  He has published over 500 research articles which have received over 40,000 citations, generating an h-index of 106. John is Past-President of the International Society of Andrology and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Australian Academy of Science.  In 2012 he was named as the New South Wales Scientist of the Year.

John received his PhD from the University of Cambridge. In 1992, he was awarded an Honorary Professorship by the University of Edinburgh while in 1998 he received an ScD degree from the University of Cambridge in light of his contributions to reproductive science.

Service as a director
Appointed to HMRI Board 20 February 2014

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Chair

Kyle Loades
Chair, HMRI Board and Non-Executive Director – HMRI (community)

Directors

Non-Executive Director - HMRI (University of Newcastle)
Non-Executive Director - HMRI (HNEH)
Non-Executive Director - HMRI (HNELHD)
Non-Executive Director - HMRI (University of Newcastle)
Non-Executive Director - HMRI (Community)
Non-Executive Director – HMRI (Community)
Kirsten Mulley
Non-Executive Director – HMRI (Community)
Institute Director, HMRI
Scott Walkom
Non-Executive Director – HMRI (Community) | Chair, HMRI Foundation
Professor John Wiggers
Non-Executive Director - HMRI (HNELHD)
Professor Alex Zelinsky AO
Non-Executive Director - HMRI (University of Newcastle)