Professor Carol Armour is the Executive Director of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research. She has worked in asthma research at a basic scientific and clinical level. Her investigations span the breadth of asthma research from the cellular mechanisms to the translation of new ways to treat asthma within the health system.
She is on the Australian Respiratory Council, The National Asthma Council and has chaired the National Asthma Monitoring Advisory Committee, worked on the National Therapeutic Guidelines and the Australian Medicines Handbook.
From 2003 to 2006 she was a member of the NHMRC Research Committee and was the Chair of the Training Awards Committee. She was Pro Vice Chancellor, Research, at The University of Sydney, from 2006 to 2009. In 2005, she was made a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society for her services to the profession and awarded the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (APSA) medal for research in 2007. She was made a Payne-Scott Professor by The University of Sydney in 2018. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant services to medical education in the 2019 Honours list.
In 2020, Carol was awarded the prestigious Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers, in recognition of her lifelong passion for mentoring and career development of staff and students.