Current Raine Visiting Professors (2017-2018)

The Raine Visiting Professors’ Scheme continues to fulfil an important role in strengthening Western Australian research. Visiting Professor scholars bring many benefits that include the cross-fertilisation of skills and ideas; the opportunity for international networking and collaborative joint ventures; as well as important reciprocal exchange programs.


Brayne_RVP_photo_2017Professor Carol Brayne

The University of Cambridge, UK

Date of Visit: 17 February 2017 – 4 March 2017

Host Contact: WA Centre for Health and Ageing, UWA Centre for Medical Research, Professor Leon Flicker


Phone: (+61 8) 9224 2750


Pei_RVP_photo_2017Professor Duanqing Pei

Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Date of Visit: 1 May 2017 – 10 May 2017

Host Contact: UWA School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor Jiake Xu


Phone: (+61 8) 9346 2739


Professor Shulamit Levenberg

Israel Institute of Technology

Date of Visit: 28 June – 18 July 2017

Host Contact: Centre for Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine, Biological Sciences, University of Western Australia, Professor George Yeoh


Phone: (+61 8) 6151 0939


Professor Nicholas Topley

Cardiff University, UK

Date of Visit: October – December 2017

Host Contact: School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Dr Aron Chakera


Phone: (+61 8) 6457 2799



Professor Freddie Fu

University of Pittsburgh, USA

Date of Visit: 26 Jan – 3 Feb 2018

Host Contact: Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Western Australia, Professor Minghao Zheng


Phone: (+61 8) 6457 4050


Professor Benjamin Chow

University of Ottawa Research Institute, Canada

Date of Visit: 29 March – 14 April 2018

Host Contact: Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Fiona Stanley Hospital, and School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, School of Medicine, University of Western Australia, Professor Girish Dwivedi


Phone: (+61 8) 6151 0700


Professor John Crispino

Northwestern University, USA

Date of Visit: March – June 2018

Host Contact: School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Western Australia, Professor Wendy Erber


Phone: (+61 8) 6457 2325