Michael Good is a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow at Griffith University. He is the former Director of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and a former Chairman of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. He graduated MD PhD DSc from the University of Queensland and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne and undertook postdoctoral training at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.
His research interests are in immunity and vaccine development for malaria and streptococcus. His research has been funded by various national and international organizations including NHMRC, NIH (USA), the Cooperative Research Centres Program and the Heart Foundation (Australia) and Rotary. With his group he has developed candidate vaccines for the prevention of malaria and streptococcus and both have entered clinical trials. His has championed a ‘whole parasite ‘approach to a blood stage malaria vaccine.
In 2008 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), in 2009 he won the Australian Museum CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science and in 2010 was awarded an NHMRC Australia Fellowship. In 2010 he was elected to the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and in 2014 to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. He is an International Fellow of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.