Peter Doherty

Peter Doherty

Peter Doherty was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1996, and was named Australian of the Year in 1997. He is one of only two Australian Nobel Laureates, or noble lorikeet as his grand daughter calls him, and the only one living in Australia.

Born in Brisbane, he is now residing in Melbourne. Doherty spends several months each year travelling the world speaking at international conferences on Medicine and World Health issues. The Guardian newspaper has recently identified Doherty as a leading authority on such major health issues as the Bird Flu pandemic and the re-emergence of polio. In May 2005, he was voted in the Herald Sun as one of the twenty most trusted Australian personalities.


Books by this author

The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize
IN A WORLD WHERE fewer and fewer students study science, this marvellous book might just re-dress the balance. By exploring the Nobel Prize, its history, and its effect on science and scientists around the world, Peter Doherty gives a fascinating insight into the passion, determination and creativity that drives so many scientists. He argues that science is about illuminating truth and promoting causes that link us together as human beings.