Prof William Rawlinson AM FAHMS BSc(Med) MBBS PhD (Cantab) GCM FRACP FRCPA FASM FFSc
Director of Serology and Virology Division (SAViD), Director Organ and Tissue Donor screening laboratory, Director NSW State Reference Laboratory for HIV, Chair Biosecurity Quality Assurance Program (QAP) RCPAQAP, Deputy Chair Serology Quality Assurance Program (QAP) RCPAQAP, Chair WHO National Verification Committee for Measles and Rubella, Chair NSW Ministry of Health COVID19 Expert Reference Panel
William Rawlinson is a clinician scientist researching viral pathogenesis, particularly respiratory viral infections, congenital infections, and enteroviruses in type 1 diabetes mellitus. He established, and oversees, serology and virology clinical research programs, statewide transplant donor screening, and national quality programs for serology and biosecurity. He is conjoint professor at UNSW with over 500 publications, over 21,000 citations and an H-index of 76 from his publications in basic research, diagnostic and clinical virology.
He is Director of NSW’s largest public testing laboratory for COVID-19. He contributes weekly to discourse in the television, radio and print media, has produced numerous webinars in partnership with NSW Health, and is founding member of national health organisations working on the COVID19 response – including the Public Health Laboratory Network, the Communicable Diseases Genomics Network, Expert Review Panels for Serology and Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), as well as the National COVID-19 Health and Research Advisory Committee (NCHRAC) for the NHMRC. His recent research has informed responses to the COVID19 pandemic, and more detailed analysis of transmission from mother to child of SARS CoV2 and CMV.