Museum of Human Disease

The Museum of Human Disease is located at UNSW in Kensington. Our Museum houses over 2,500 diseased human tissues specimens. The Museum was established in 1959 by Professor Donald Wilhelm, the foundation Professor of Pathology at UNSW. The Museum of Human Disease is open to all members of the public.

Our Museum's objective is to provide a space that enables all people to make educated decisions about their health and lifestyle choices. We endeavour to provide our visitors with an experience which can inform them and challenge them.

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Museum Team Leader

Adam has a background in chemistry and extensive experience in science communication. He helps develop and deliver the museum's programs and is in charge of its day-to-day operations.

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Dr. Justin
Education Officer

Justin holds a PhD on Fungal Ecology, with a focus on resource economics and evolutionary theory. He helps to deliver the museum's education programs.

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Dr. Teagan
Education Officer

Teagan holds a PhD in Evolutionary Biology, with a focus in Sexual Conflict. As well as developing and delivering the museum's education programs, she is a biology lecturer and course co-convener at UNSW.

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Museum Preservation Specialist

David is an expert in the wet preservation and museum mounting of tissue samples and has more than ten years experience in long-term tissue preservation. He is in charge of maintaining the museum's specimen collection.