An infectious disease epidemiologist with a research focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public health interventions. Specific diseases on which he works include parasitic diseases, such as schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths and echinococcosis; mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria and dengue; and emerging healthcare-acquired infections, such as Clostridium difficile.
I lead a team that uses contemporary epidemiological tools, including spatial epidemiology, mathematical modelling and molecular epidemiology to investigate globally important infectious diseases. Papers in PLoS Medicine, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Environmental Health Perspectives, Bulletin of the World Health Organization and other leading international journals.
Research funding: 7 major grants, including a NHMRC Career Development Award (providing salary support), 5 NHMRC project grants (2 as CIA/lead investigator) and 1 NHMRC partnership project (as CIA/lead investigator). Total funding $>5M AUD, $2.65M AUD as CIA/lead investigator, all current ($1 AUD ¡Ö $1 USD).