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Doug Hilton AO

Board Member

Dr Doug Hilton AO commenced as CSIRO Chief Executive on September 29, 2023.  

Dr Hilton is a molecular and cellular biologist and previously Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI). At WEHI, his medical research focussed on understanding how blood cells communicate and using this knowledge to improve disease treatments. He and his team held more than 20 patents and translated their research through collaboration with venture capitalists and the biopharmaceutical industry. Through an honorary appointment in the Zoology Department at University of Melbourne, he also studies a family of tiny day-flying moths involved in the pollination of Australian plants.  

Beyond research, Dr Hilton has emphasised the importance of strong institutional cultures, and furthered diversity in science including as a member of the Champion of Change Coalition and a board member of Australians Investing in Women.  

Quick facts about Doug Hilton AO

Inspired by

women and non-binary people generous and patient enough to share their insight with me

Driven by

wanting to create an environment where women contribute equally to solving the world's greatest problems and can benefit equally from the world's best solutions

Actions I Take

using my privilege as a white heterosexual man to level the playing field

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Doug Hilton AO

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