Professor David Cooper AC was the founding director of the Kirby Institute, a respected HIV clinician and an internationally renowned researcher. He passed away in March 2018.
David initiated ground-breaking, collaborative research that has saved countless lives across the world. He achieved more in his life than most people, but his work was nowhere near complete when he passed away. He was acutely aware of health injustices and believed it was unacceptable that infectious diseases disproportionately impacted the world’s most disadvantaged communities.
The David Cooper Memorial Fund ensures that David’s vision of equitable access to infectious disease prevention, treatments and cures, can be carried forward into the future.
Ms Dorrie Cooper, David's wife, is Patron of the David Cooper Memorial Fund.