Portrait of Anne Kelso

Anne Kelso

Anne Kelso is director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, based at the new Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne. She also holds an honorary professorial appointment at the University of Melbourne where she contributes to a research program working on immunity to influenza.

As director of the WHO Collaborating Centre, Anne oversees the Centre’s work monitoring changes in influenza viruses infecting people around the Asia-Pacific region and serves on the WHO committee which recommends virus strains for updating seasonal influenza vaccines each year.

She is a member of several boards and advisory groups, including the Council of the National Health and Medical Research Council and committees advising the Australian Government on influenza.