Professor Sean Emery is the Deputy Executive Dean and Research Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland.

In this role, Sean is responsible for the development and implementation of a research strategy that will drive the Faculty’s research in collaboration with our health partners. He will work to work to ensure UQ is best positioned to deliver on our goal of integrating world-class research with improved clinical care.

Prior to joining UQ, Sean was Deputy Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW, where he oversaw a transformative change process to research at UNSW, and led the acquisition of new research assets and internal funding mechanisms to underpin a new strategy. As Professor and Head of the Therapeutic and Vaccine Research Program at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sean played a leading role in domestic research networks, collaborative partnership initiatives in south-east Asia (HIVNAT) and led a collaborative network on 6 continents for over 20 years.

Sean is recognised internationally as a leader in the design and execution of clinical trials. He has applied this expertise to highly significant experiments in HIV medicine that have resulted in over $150 million in grant income over a 25 year period.  Outcomes from these experiments have informed treatment guidelines around the world. As a clinical scientist, he has led investigations that have illuminated the complex interactions between HIV, its treatment and chronic adverse outcomes. Collectively, he has co-authored over 260 peer reviewed publications many of which have been highly cited. He provides expert advice to a range of domestic and international agencies in both the public and private sectors.