Professor John Carroll is a trailblazer in challenging the status quo in the medical research sector. In 2018, he presented to the Australian Senate advocating for legislative change so babies in Australia do not suffer with mitochondrial disease and he continues to help influence a thriving, gender-equitable research sector as head of the Athena SWAN program for Monash University.
Professor Carroll obtained his PhD in 1991 from the University of Adelaide before moving to the MRC Experimental Embryology Unit in London. He then moved to University College London (UCL) in 1996 where he held an MRC Fellowship and an academic position. In 2004 Professor Carroll was appointed Professor and Head of Department of Physiology, becoming the Associate Dean and Director of the UCL Division of Biosciences in 2007.
Professor Carroll joined Monash University in September 2012 to take up the position of Head of School of Biomedical Sciences, now Dean of Biomedical Sciences and Director of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute.