Jock Findlay

Jock is Head of the Female Reproductive Biology Group of Hudson Institute of Medical Research (PHIMR), Melbourne, and a Senior Principal Research Fellow (SPRF) of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). He was also Director of Research at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne until June 2012. In addition, he was a Member of the Patient Review Panel of the Victorian Government, is the Chair of the Board of the Victorian Breast Cancer Research Consortium Inc. and was the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council and member of the Board of the Bio21 Cluster. Jock was also Chairperson on the Embryo Research Licensing Committee (NHMRC). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide. He holds Honorary Professorships with the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Monash and Melbourne Universities. He was Deputy Director of PHIMR from 1990-2007, a member of the Council of the NH&MRC [2003-2009], Chairperson of the Infertility Treatment Authority of Victoria [2001-2009], and Chair of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group, Department of Reproductive Health & Research at the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, from 1998-2003.
Jock is currently Vice President of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, USA, and will become the first President of that Society outside North America in 2013-2014.
He research includes the actions of peripheral and local hormones and growth factors on the ovarian follicle and its oocyte. More recently he has been researching ovarian cancer with a particular emphasis on its resistance to chemotherapy.
He received the 1992 James Goding Memorial Lecture of the Australian Society for Reproductive Biology, the 1999 Society for Endocrinology (UK) Asia and Oceania Medal, the 2006 Dale Medal of the Society for Endocrinology (UK and the 2006 Distinguished Scientist Award of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility (UK). Jock was awarded an AM in 2001 and AO in 2008 for services to medical research.