Professor Tania Sorrell is Professor of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Director of the Marie Bashir Institute for infectious Diseases and Biosecurity and Deputy Dean, Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney, Australia; Director of the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Westmead, NSW; and Service Director, Infectious Diseases and Sexual Health, Western Sydney Local Health District.
She has had a longstanding clinical interest in mycology and infections in the immunocompromised host and a more recent interest in emerging infectious diseases. Her research focuses on the pathogenesis of fungal infections, emerging fungal diseases, new antifungal drug development, new diagnostics and clinical trials of antifungal diagnostic and treatment strategies.
Professor Sorrell has served on state and national advisory committees in Infectious Diseases and therapeutics and the Research and Human Ethics Committees of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Theme Leader of
- Maintaining strong foundations and building resilience: planning Australia’s path through the COVID-19 pandemic
- Advancing Planetary Health in Australia: focus on emerging infections and antimicrobial resistance
- Improving emergency preparedness and response in the Asia–Pacific
- Is Australia prepared for the next pandemic?
- Developing research priorities for Australia’s response to infectious disease emergencies