Member of the Royal society and is also a patron of the Peter Doherty Institute of infection and immunity. Honorary scientist of the Academy of medical Sciences (FMedSci) in 2015. In the same year, he was elected a member of Australian Academy of health and medical Sciences (FAHMS). In April 2017, he was appointed a member of Of the Royal society of Victoria (FRSV).
The Professor's research focuses on the immune system, and his Nobel work describes how the body's immune cells protect against viruses.