Advisory Council Member / Future Health Research and Innovation Fund
Professor Christina Mitchell AO trained as a physician scientist specialising in clinical haematology. She received a degree in Medicine from Melbourne University and consultant training in Haematology at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. Prof Mitchell graduated with a Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of Physicians and a Fellowship in Pathology. She obtained a PhD from Monash University and her post-doctoral studies were undertaken in the field of intracellular signalling at Washington University Medical School, St Louis, USA.
In 1991, Prof Mitchell returned to Australia and became an independent investigator at the Department of Medicine at Box Hill Hospital. In 1999 she was appointed a professor and head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Monash University, while also conducting research on the newly emerging family of enzymes, inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatases, negative regulators of PI3-kinase signalling. In 2006, Prof Mitchell became head of the School of Biomedical Sciences at Monash University, the largest school within the Faculty of Medicine. In 2011, she became the Dean of Medicine at Monash University and is currently an academic vice president and dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
In 2019, Prof Mitchell was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished services to medicine.