New Ambassadors inducted at Club Melbourne anniversary dinner

The Club Melbourne Ambassador Program celebrated its 14th anniversary at its annual dinner yesterday, with the induction of 10 new ambassadors.

The 10 Club Melbourne Ambassadors inducted into the Program are Associate Professor Anna Boltong (Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre); Lorraine Chiroiu (AusBiotech); Professor Simon Crowe (La Trobe University); Professor Frank Dunshea (The University of Melbourne); Dr Mary Lawson (Deakin University); Associate Professor Bronwyn Levvey (Alfred Health); Associate Professor Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse (Spatial Vision); Dr Attilio Pigneri (Australian Association for Hydrogen Energy); Professor Luk Rombauts (The Fertility Society of Australia); and Professor Emeritus Frances Separovic (The University of Melbourne).

The night also saw Dr Joseph Doyle from the Burnet Institute awarded its annual Fellowship, which includes a $10,000 grant to support his attendance at an international conference of his choosing.

Dr Joseph Doyle from the Burnet Institute receiving his Fellowship.

Dr Joseph Doyle is a specialist in infectious diseases and public health medicine. He leads a clinical and implementation research program across the Burnet Institute, The Alfred, and Monash University with the aim to improve the access and delivery of hepatitis C treatment.

“Club Melbourne is committed to investing in, and nurturing, new talent – and tonight we congratulate our fourth Club Melbourne Fellow, Dr Joseph Doyle along with our ten new Ambassadors,” said Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre CEO Peter King.

“The passion our Club Melbourne Ambassadors have to undertake life-changing work and share new research is the key to maintaining Melbourne’s international reputation as a knowledge hub and leading global city.”