Professor Simon Foote is an emeritus professor at the Australian National University
He has been Dean of the School of Medicine at Macquarie University, Director of the Menzies Research Institute at the University of Tasmania and Divisional Head at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Whitehead Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He is chair of the Australian Genome Research Facility and board member and honorary treasurer of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. He is an emeritus professor at the Australian National University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Science, the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.