Executive head of the Health Faculty
Professor Allan Cripps is recognised internationally for his research in the field of mucosal immunology. Much of this work has been directed towards mucosal immunisation against a range of bacterial pathogens, particularly those of the respiratory tract. He has published extensively in the peer reviewed literature, presented his research findings at numerous international scientific and medical conferences and has been the recipient of a large number of competitive government and industry research grants. In addition, Professor Cripps has a significant patent portfolio in the fields of diagnostics and vaccine protein antigens. Professor Cripps joined Griffith University in May 2003 where he has been responsible for the establishment of the University’s School of Medicine and Health Faculty. He is currently the executive head of the Health Faculty at Griffith and maintains his keen interest in mucosal immunology and respiratory tract infections. He is also the Editor in Chief of the journal pneumonia and is an active member of a number of committees and Boards in the fields of immunology, infectious diseases and vaccinology.