Prof Prescott is a Professor of Paediatrics, UWA and a Paediatrician and an Immunologist at the Perth Children's Hospital. Susan is a Founding Director of the ORIGINS Project at the Telethon KIDS Institute, a $26 million legacy project based at Joondalup Health Campus examining how the environment influences health throughout life, and how we can improve this.
She is also founding Director of inViVO Planetary Health, an global initiative of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). This interdisciplinary network is focused on the links between personal and planetary health through social and ecological justice
Her interests and expertise are focused around early life risk factors for inflammation as an antecedent (and preventive target) for a broad range of noncommunicable diseases (NCD), with a particular interest in early onset NCDs such as allergy, obesity and mental health. She is the Founding President of the multidisciplinary DOHaD Society in Australia and New Zealand (Developmental Origins of Health and Disease).
She works at the highest international level of her field, and is a former Director of the World Allergy Organisation (WAO), and former Head of Children's Allergy Immunology Research at University Of Western Australia.