Bachelor of Science (Medical), University Sydney, Australia, 1964. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science, University Sydney, Australia, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University, Canberra, 1971.
Pathology registrar, Prince Henry Hospital, Sydney, Australia, 1967;
research scholar John Curtin School Medical Research, Australian National U., Canberra, 1968-1971;
lecturer in bacteriology, Edinburgh (Scotland) Medical School, 1971-1979;
senior medical specialist, Institute Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, Australia, 1980-1985;
head division of medical virology, Institute Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, since 1985;
head department of microbiology, U. Adelaide, since 1990. Senior consultant specialist in virology, Royal Adelaide Hospital, since 1982. Board directors Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne, Australia, 1988-1993.
Member medical research committee National Health and Medical Research Council, 1988-1993.
Fellow Royal College Pathologists United Kingdom, Royal College of Pathologists Australia. Member Australian Society for Microbiology (virology convener 1988-1991), American Society for Microbiology, Society for General Microbiology (United Kingdom), Australian Society for Infectious Diseases, Australian Society for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Medicine, Australian Society for Medical Research.
Married Margaret Eileen Cobb, December 23, 1970. Children: James Cobb Burrell, Aidan John Cobb Burrell.