Professor David Cooper AC, standing on balcony. Credit: Kirby Institute/Bec Lewis.

David Cooper Memorial Fund

Professor David Cooper AC was the Inaugural Director of the Kirby Institute 

Professor David Cooper AC was an internationally renowned clinician and researcher, initiating ground-breaking, collaborative infectious disease research that has saved countless lives in Australia, and throughout the world. 

A humble yet visionary leader, David worked tirelessly with marginalised communities to provide crucial medical information and treatment to those most in need.  

Infectious diseases like HIV continue to disproportionately affect the world’s most disadvantaged communities, and we can only reduce this burden by investing in research. 
Your gift to the David Cooper Memorial Fund will support life-changing research at the Kirby Institute, ensuring 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. 

To learn more about ways in which your support can preserve David’s legacy, please contact Abel Orellana at +61 422 488 480 or, or donate now. 


Donate to the David Cooper Memorial Fund 


"The generosity and far-sightedness of our supporters will set the stage for remarkable discoveries and innovations that will make a difference to some of the most vulnerable people in Australia, our region, and the world."

Professor David Cooper AC