Professor Karen Day is a distinguished malaria researcher dedicated to the improvement of global health. Since 2014 she has been Dean of Science at The University of Melbourne.
Following her postdoctoral research, Prof. Day held positions in molecular epidemiology at Imperial College, London and in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford. She was appointed a Fellow of Hertford College in 2003, becoming one of the few women “dons” in science at Oxford. She was a Founding Partner of both the Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (WTCEID) and the interdisciplinary Peter Medawar Pathogen Evolution Research Centre at Oxford, during which time she was appointed a Visiting Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health.