Professor David O. Irving

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Prof David O. Irving


Professor, University of Technology, Sydney

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As Research Director, David oversees everything. He leads the Product Usage team, with a particular focus on large collaborative projects, like blood use in maternity and APPRISE.

With formal training in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology and management, David brings over 25 years’ experience in the biomedical and life sciences to the team. His early research interests were in the field of molecular approaches to parasite vaccine development, in particular malaria vaccine development.

He held postdoctoral positions at the Rockefeller University, New York, and CSIRO, Sydney and has an MSc and PhD from the Australian National University and a Graduate Certificate of Management (Technology Management) from Deakin University. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David was the inaugural CEO of the Diabetes Vaccine Development Centre (DVDC) and held executive management positions with Biotech Australia Pty Limited, Sydney and its successor companies.

  • Founding Director of Ausbiotech Ltd

Key publications

Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies in Sydney, Australia following the first epidemic wave in 2020.
Gidding HF, Machalek DA, Hendry AJ, Quinn HE, Vette K, Beard FH, Shilling H, Hirani R, Gosbell I, Irving DO, Hueston L, Downes M, Carlin JB, O'Sullivan MNV, Dwyer DE, Kaldor J, Macartney K
Med J Aust
A randomized, controlled pilot clinical trial of cryopreserved platelets for perioperative surgical bleeding: the CLIP-I trial (Editorial, p. 2759)
Reade MC, Marks DC, Bellomo R, Deans R, Faulke DJ, Fraser JF, Gattas DJ, Holley AD, Irving DO, Johnson L, Pearse BL, Royse AG, Wong J
Age of Red Cells for Transfusion and Outcomes in Critically Ill Adults
Cooper DJ, McQuilten ZK, Nichol A, Ady B, Aubron C, Bailey M, Bellomo R, Gantner D, Irving DO, Kaukonen KM, McArthur C, Murray L, Pettila V, French C
N Engl J Med
Red cell and platelet transfusions in neonates: a population-based study
Bowen JR, Patterson JA, Roberts CL, Isbister JP, Irving DO, Ford JB
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed
Blood transfusion during pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period
Patterson JA, Roberts CL, Bowen JR, Irving DO, Isbister JP, Morris JM, Ford JB
Obstet Gynecol