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Ted Bianco (Panel Chair)

Ted Bianco is an independent advisor working in the healthcare and sustainability sectors, with an international portfolio of clients. He is an honorary professor of the Monash Sustainability Institute. Up until 2015, he worked for the Wellcome Trust in a variety of capacities, including Director of Innovations, Head of Centres and Initiatives, founding director of Our Planet Our Health and Acting Director. He was a member of the Executive Board from 2002 to 2015.

Before joining Wellcome, Ted was the Walter Myers Professor of Parasitology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Earlier appointments included a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship at Imperial College in London, a Wellcome Trust Advanced Training Fellowship at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne and Group Leader for a World Health Organisation programme at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Ted’s research focused on the biology, immunology and epidemiology of infectious diseases and was conducted in conjunction with collaborators in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Central America.