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23RD ANNUAL HAWKE LECTURE
NOBEL LAUREATE PROFESSOR PETER DOHERTY AC
THE COMPLEXITIES OF SCIENCE BASED POLICY...LIFE IN THE TIME OF COVID

NEW DATE: TUESDAY 14 DECEMBER 2021,
6PM TO 7.15PM

  Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street MAP
Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre 


This event is now fully booked. Please email Renee.Jolly@unisa.edu.au to be added to the wait list. 

There are relatively few moments when we have the time to consider the larger issues of life, including the future of our nation and our world, and how we can shape it. 

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre offers the Annual Hawke Lecture in this spirit, as an opportunity to listen to the views of someone whose experience of human affairs is notable, and whose concerns about our world are truly worthy of consideration. 

To this end, we are proud to present Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC, discussing the role of medical research and science based policy making during a pandemic. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, citizens and governments around the world suddenly became acutely dependent on the capacity of scientists to understand and recommend appropriate public health policy responses to the disease.

Professor Peter Doherty provides a fascinating glimpse into how health experts have worked with governments to control and manage the challenge. He also turns his mind to what we can hope for in the months and years ahead, considering even larger questions about the pivotal role of science in our lives.

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NOBEL LAUREATE PROFESSOR PETER DOHERTY AC
IMMUNOLOGIST, PATHOLOGIST, AUTHOR &
PATRON, THE PETER DOHERTY INSTITUTE FOR INFECTION AND IMMUNITY

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Professor Peter Doherty is an Australian immunologist and pathologist who, with Rolf Zinkernagel of Switzerland, received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1996 for their discovery of how the body’s immune system distinguishes virus-infected cells from normal cells. After leading a research group at the Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, and teaching at the University of Pennsylvania (1975–82), Peter headed the department of experimental pathology at the John Curtin School of Medical Research in Canberra (1982–88) and served as chairman (1988–2001) of the Department of Immunology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where he still holds the Michael F Tamer Chair of Biomedical Research. In 2002, he joined the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Melbourne, and from 2014, has been at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, a joint venture between the university and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Peter is the author of many books, including The Beginner’s Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize: A Life in Science (2005), Sentinel Chickens: What Birds Tell Us About Our Health and the World (2012) The Knowledge Wars (2015), The Incidental Tourist (2018) and most recently An Insider’s Plague Year (2021).

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity: website
Twitter: @ProfPCDoherty
Nobel prize winner Peter Doherty on navigating COVID-19 and life in lockdown
Articles, The Conversation

BOOK: AN INSIDER'S PLAGUE YEAR

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In An Insider’s Plague Year, Professor Peter Doherty recounts his response to the pandemic as it developed from January 2020 – February 2021. As citizens and governments around the world suddenly became acutely dependent on the capacity of scientists to understand and recommend appropriate public health policy responses to the disease, Doherty and his team were at the forefront. 

In his always conversational style, Doherty systematically provides a deep understanding of the virus and of the numerous areas of knowledge that have been brought together in the fight against it. Rendering complex medical and scientific issues accessible and providing a fascinating glimpse into how health experts have worked with governments to control and manage the challenge, Doherty also turns his mind to what we can hope for in the months and years ahead, considering even larger questions about the pivotal role of science in our lives.

Books will be for sale in the foyer pre and post lecture. 

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