About us

Specimens from the 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.


Adam Strang

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.


Jo Dable

Education Officer

Jo has a background in microbiology and immunology. She has extensive experience in teaching HSC Biology as well as working in pathology, disease research and developing science education content.


Ellen Worgan

Education Officer

Ellen has a background in science education and communication, with a focus on secondary Biology and Chemistry teaching. She helps develop and deliver the museum's education programs.


Claire Cutting

Museum Preservation Specialist

Claire 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. She is in charge of maintaining the museum's specimen collection.


Natalie Eshow

Education Presenter

Natalie is a current PhD candidate in the School of Optometry & Vision Science, focusing on early detection of age-related macular degeneration. She has a background in Anatomy & Pathology, and helps deliver the museum's educational programs.


Dr Emmanuelle Botte

Education Officer

Emmanuelle has a background in molecular biology and microbiology, with 15 years of experience in research. She helps develop and deliver the museum's educational programs.

Contact us

Email: diseasemuseum@unsw.edu.au
Tel: 02 9065 0330