In October 2011, Professor Wesselingh assumed the role of inaugural Executive Director at SAHMRI.
Prior to SAHMRI, Professor Wesselingh was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University, from 2007-2011. Before taking up the Deanship, he was Director of the Burnet Institute an independent medical research institute specialises in infectious diseases, immunology and public health.
Professor Wesselingh undertook his undergraduate and doctoral training at Flinders University/Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia and his post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins in the United States. In 2012, Professor Wesselingh joined a list of 566 people inducted into the prestigious Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars.
Professor Wesselingh is an Infectious Diseases Physician and researcher in Neurovirology, HIV and vaccine development.
Professor Wesselingh has consistently worked towards the integration of high quality medical research with health-care delivery, leading to improved health outcomes for Australia and the poorly resourced countries of the region.