Staff, Students & Associates

The diverse range of laboratory research expertise, and technical skills and insight of public health professionals enables us to tackle a range of complex health issues.

Doctor Shahidul Islam

TB Specialist-Public Health

Abdul Haseeb Memon

Project Accountant

Adam Johnson

Research Assistant, Tachedjian Laboratory (Retroviral Biology and Antivirals)

Aimée Altermatt

Research Assistant

Alessia Hysa

Masters Student

Alexander Thomas

Public Health Data Manager

Alexander Eggleston

Honours student

Doctor Alisa Pedrana

Senior Research Fellow, Eliminate Hepatitis C Australia Coordinator

Professor Allan Saul

Senior Principal Research Fellow (Honorary)

Allan Kuma

Project Lead Counsellor

Doctor Alyce Wilson

Public Health Registrar and Senior Research Fellow

Professor Alyssa Barry

Honorary Principal Research Fellow

Amanda Fairbairn

Administration Officer

Amanda Rotberg

Marketing Officer

Amanda Benson

Program Manager, Maternal and Child Health

Doctor Amanda Roxburgh

NHMRC Research Fellow

Doctor Amrita Ronnachit

Senior Technical Advisor

Amy Kirwan

Senior Research Fellow, Social Impact and Innovation (Behaviours and Health Risks Program)

Ana Orozco

Honours Student

Andrea Eakins

Manager, Administration Services

Andrew Paruru

Administration and Travel Coordinator

Andrew Walter

Software Developer / System Administrator

Doctor Andy Poumbourios

Co-Head, Viral Entry and Vaccines Group

Doctor Angela Davis

Research Fellow

Angus Morgan

Manager Media and Multimedia

Aniba Koivaku

Peer Counsellor

Anita Cranwell

Human Resources Advisor

Anna Roberts

Executive Business & Programs Manager, Optima Consortium for Decision Science

Anna Bowring

Senior Technical Advisor, NHMRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Doctor Anna Wilkinson

Research Fellow

Anna Palmer

Honorary Associate

Doctor Anna Hearps

Deputy Program Director, Disease Elimination

Doctor Anne Hoey

TB Specialist – Public Health

Annie Tan

Research Assistant / PhD Candidate

Doctor Annie McDougall

Research Officer

April Holmes

Project Manager

Ashleigh Stewart

PhD Candidate; Research Assistant

Ashley Sievwright

Donor Communications and Relations Officer

Doctor Aung Pyae Phyo

Postdoctoral fellow

Aung Lwin

Head of Finance - Burnet Myanmar

Doctor Aye Aye Myint

Senior Program Manager

Barry Karo

TB/HIV Provincial Coordinator (New Ireland)

Doctor Ben Coghlan

Leave of absence till Feb 2022

Doctor Berhan Ayele Haile

Research Officer

Bettie Matonge

General Operations Manager

Doctor Betty Kouskousis

Specialist Microscopist

Doctor Billie Bradford

Research Staff

Bisato Gula Kela

Research Nurse

Bradley Teneke

Data Entry Officer

Professor Brendan Crabb AC

Director and CEO; Co-Head Malaria Research Laboratory; Chair, Victorian Chapter of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI)

Brendan Allen

Executive General Manager, Business Development and Funding Partnerships

Brendan Harney

Research Assistant

Brianna Jesaveluk

PhD Student

Bridget Draper

Research Assistant

Brooke Vandenberg

International Health Project Officer

Associate Professor Bruce Loveland

Head of Research Support & Facilities

Doctor Bruce Wines

Research Officer, Immune Therapies Group

Caitlin Douglass

PhD student and Research Assistant

Caleb Muller

Business Analyst, Information Management

Cameron Sanderson

IT Service Delivery Manager - Baker Institute & Burnet Institute

Doctor Campbell Aitken

Research Fellow

Carol El-Hayek


Caroline Ndungu

Project Accountant

Caroline Taunton

Surveillance Officer | Master of Philosophy (Applied Epidemiology) Candidate

Professor Caroline Homer AO

Burnet Executive Team; Co-Program Director, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health; Working Group Head

Cassandra Caddy

Research Assistant

Associate Professor Catherine (Kate) Cherry

Burnet Staff Physician and Clinical Epidemiologist

Chad Hughes

Head of International Development; Regional Director, Mekong

Charles Narh

Postdoctoral Research Officer

Charlotte Wirtz

Honours student

Chloe Layton

EC Nurse co-ordinator

Doctor Chris Morgan

Honorary Senior Principal Research Fellow

Chris Seaman

PhD Student

Chrissie Collins

EA to Professor James Beeson

Christine Langer

Laboratory Manager & Research Assistant, Malaria Research: Immunity, Vaccines and New Therapies

Claire Sidlow

Research Assistant

Clarissa Moreira

PhD Student and Research Assistant

Claudia Barnes

Honours Student

Doctor Coralie Boulet

Research Officer

Cristal Hall

Research Assistant

Doctor Dagnachew Muluye Fetene

Postdoctoral Researcher

Doctor Dani Lin

Infectious Diseases Specialist

Doctor Daniel O'Keefe

Senior Project Officer

Doctor Daniela van Santen

Postdoctoral fellow

Doctor Danielle Horyniak

Honorary Staff member

Darusila Kapa

Finance Officer

David Tyssen

Research Officer, Tachedjian Laboratory (Retroviral Biology and Antivirals)

Doctor David Harrison

Laboratory Operations Manager

Associate Professor David Anderson

Deputy Director (Partnerships), Burnet Institute; Chief Scientific Officer, Burnet Diagnostics Initiative

Professor David Wilson

Head of Infectious Disease Modelling

David Delgado Diaz

PhD Student

Dawson Ling

PhD Candidate

Dean Cassano

Research Assistant

Deborah Tong

Surveillance Specialist – Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Doctor Debra ten Brink

Research Assistant

Deng Malith

Research Assistant

Desmond Gul

PhD Student

Desmond Samson

Peer Counsellor

Dominic Delport

Research Assistant

Doriano Raffaele

Masters Student

Dorish Walsh

Research Officer (Clinical)

Dukduk Kabiu

Community Liaison Officer

Edwin Kwong

Research Assistant

Elice Adimain

Senior Finance Officer

Doctor Elissa Kennedy

Co-Program Director, Maternal and Child Health; Co-Head Global Adolescent Health

Eliza Davidson

PhD Candidate

Doctor Elizabeth Armari

PhD Candidate

Doctor Elizabeth Peach

Research Project Manager, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies

Ellen Kearney

PhD Candidate

Emilia Simankowicz

Scientific Support Officer

Emily Fitzgerald

Research Assistant

Emily Adamson

Program Manager, Health Promotion, EC Australia

Emma Woods

Research Assistant

Eremas Amos


Professor Eric Gowans

Honorary position

Ethel Pamumum

Health Promoter

Eva Orlowski-Oliver

Flow Cytomertrist

Evelien Rosens

Senior Research Officer

Evelyn Kavang

Human Resources Manager

Doctor Fan Li

Research and Development Project Manager

Doctor Farah Houdroge

Mathematical Modeller

Felicia Schlotthauer

PhD Student

Filip Djordjevic

Research Assistant

Doctor Fiona Angrisano

Senior Research Officer

Doctor Frances Ampt

Honorary Burnet Institute Fellow

Professor Freya J.I. Fowkes

Deputy Program Director, Maternal and Child Health

Freya Saich

Lead Policy Officer, EC Australia

Gabriella Kalimet Tade

Project Officer

Doctor Gaoqian Feng

Postdoctoral Scientist, Malaria Research: Immunity, Vaccines and New Therapies Laboratory

Doctor Gary Peter Jamieson

Facilities Officer

Professor Geoff Pietersz

Honorary Burnet Institute Senior Principal Fellow

Geoff Drenkhahn

Director, Strategic Funding & Partnerships

Geoffrey Chan

International Health and Development Officer

Geza Paukovics

AMREP Senior Flow Cytometrist

Gianna Robbers

International Health Project Officer/ Research Assistant

Professor Gilda Tachedjian

Head of Life Sciences; Head of Tachedjian Laboratory (Retroviral Biology and Antivirals)

Professor Gregory Tannock

Emeritus Professor, Burnet Institute Visiting Fellow

Doctor Greta E Weiss

Research Officer

Habib Taouk

Project Manager

Habib Taouk

EC Australia Project Manager

Hannah Clark

Honours Student

Hannah Boga Sageto

Finance & Administration Coordinator (SKPA)

Professor Heidi E Drummer

Program Director, Disease Elimination; Scientific Director, Burnet Diagnostics Initiative; Head, Global Health Diagnostics Development Laboratory; Co-Head, Drummer/Poumbourios Laboratory

Doctor Helen Zihui Wei

Research Officer

Doctor Herbert Opi

Honours Coordinator

Doctor Herbert Opi

Postdoctoral Scientist

Doctor Hla Htay

Senior Technical Manager

Ho Yin (Ashley) Lam

Honours Student

Homiri Dorogori

Data Officer

Huy Van

Senior Development Scientist, Global Health Diagnostics

Ian Briggs

Chief Technology Officer, Information Technology

Doctor Imogen Elsum

Research Program Manager

Ioni Pidian

Senior Lead Driver and Logistics Officer

Irene Boo

Research Assistant, Drummer/Poumbourios Laboratory

Iru Tofinga

Peer Counsellor

Doctor Jack Wallace

Senior Research Officer

Jack Gunn

Research Assistant

Associate Professor Jack Richards

Group Head, NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Infectious Diseases Physician

Doctor Jacqui Richmond

Program Manager, Workforce Development and Health Service Delivery, EC Australia

Doctor James Trauer

Public Health Physician

Doctor James McMahon

Research Fellow

Professor James Beeson

Deputy Director (People); Head of Malaria Immunity and Vaccines Laboratory; Adjunct Professor Monash University

James Lawson

Senior Program Manager, Health Emergencies

Jamillah Yamani

Finance & Administration Officer

Doctor Jane Greig

Senior Operational Epidemiologist

Jason Asselin

Manager, Surveillance and Evaluation Group

Jason Hearn

Donor Relations Officer

Jen McLachlan

Research Assistant

Jennifer Barnes

Director, Burnet Diagnostics Initiative

Jenny Cao

International Health Project Officer

Jenny Bodolo

Peer Counsellor

Jessica Horton

PhD Student

Doctor Jessica Howell

Senior research fellow

Doctor Jo-Anne Chan

Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Joanna Wilson

Research Assistant

Joey McGregor

PhD Student

John Pukali

Program Coordinator – SKPA Program

Associate Professor Joseph Doyle

Deputy Program Director, Disease Elimination; Co-Head, Viral Hepatitis Elimination; NHMRC Clinical Research Fellow

Associate Professor Joshua Vogel

Principal Research Fellow

Doctor Joshua Hayward

Research Officer

Joshua Dawe

Research Assistant

Doctor Judy Gold

Senior Research Officer

Doctor Julia C. Cutts

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher

Doctor Julian Elliott

HIV Clinical Advisor

Juliana Burbur Makap

TB/HIV Provincial Coordinator (East New Britain)

Julie Tartaggia

Program Manager, Lao PDR and the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP)

Julie Wood

Manager, Trusts and Corporate Partnerships

Doctor Julie Hennegan

Research Fellow

Kara Blackburn

Research Midwife

Karly Cini

Research Officer

Kate Mills

Project Manager

Katherine O’Flaherty

Postdoctoral Scientist

Katherine Eddy

International Health Project Officer

Doctor Katherine Heath

Research Officer

Kathryn Young

Research Assistant

Kerryanne Tokmun

Research Officer

Doctor Khai Lin Huang

Infectious Diseases Specialist; Acting Co-Head, Tuberculosis Elimination and Implementation Science; Senior Research Fellow

Doctor Khayriyyah (Kye) Mohd Hanafiah

Senior Research Officer

Kico Chan

Research Nurse/ EC Nurse

Kousa Aruba

Driver and Logistics Support Officer

Kyrol Kaisan

Health Promoter

Doctor Kyu Kyu Than

Senior Technical Coordinator, Myanmar Program

Doctor Lakshmi Manoharan

Public Health Registrar

Professor Leanne Robinson

Program Director, Health Security; Senior Principal Research Fellow, Group Leader, Vector-Borne Diseases and Tropical Public Health

Doctor Lee Yeoh

Postdoctoral Fellow

Leila Bell

Research Assistant /PhD student

Lily Aboud

Research Assistant

Limya Eisa

Research Assistant

Doctor Linda Reiling

Senior Research Officer, Malaria Research: Immunity, Vaccines and New Therapies

Doctor Lindi Masson

Senior Research Fellow

Doctor Liriye Kurtovic

Postdoctoral Research Officer

Lisa Davidson

Deputy Program Director, Behaviours and Health Risks; Sexual and Reproductive Health Specialist

Liz Nicol

Personal Assistant

Liz Comrie-Thomson

Women's and Children's Health Specialist

Long Nguyen

Data Manager

Louise McLaren

Program Engagement Manager

Madeline Dans

PhD Student

Doctor Magdaline Sakkas

Flow Cytometrist

Professor Margaret Hellard AM

Deputy Director (Programs); Adjunct Professor, Monash University, DEPM.

Doctor Margarete White

Manager, Occupational Health & Safety

Marie Habito

Research Officer

Mark Tennent

Chief Operating Officer & Director, Papua New Guinea

Mark Deasey

Business Manager, TB Elimination and Implementation Science

Professor Mark A Stoové

Head of Public Health

Doctor Mark Hayes

Public Health Registrar

Professor Mark Hogarth

Head, Immune Therapies Group

Marvad Ahad

Honours Student

Mary-Ann Nicholas

Head, Project Management Office

Maura Elaripe

Project Officer - SKPA Program

Associate Professor Megan SC Lim

Deputy Program Director, Behaviours and Health Risks; Head, Young People’s Health

Melanie Wratten

Project Manager

Mellissa Bryant

Senior Researcher

Meredith Tutumang

PNG Country Representative

Merryn Roe

PhD Candidate

Michael Traeger

Research Assistant and PhD Student

Professor Michael Toole AM

Honorary Staff member

Michael Curtis

PhD Student and Research Assistant

Doctor Michelle Scoullar

HMHB Principal Investigator; PhD candidate

Miika Coppard

Research Assistant

Mikha Gabriela

PhD student

Doctor Minh Duc Pham

Senior Research Officer

Molly Schneider

Research Assistant

Monica Zhang

Management Accountant

Doctor Monica J Barratt

Visiting Burnet Fellow; NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW

Mya Yadanar Phyo

Finance Manager

Naanki Pasricha

Program Engagement Manager

Nadine Barnes

Manager, Research Grants and Research Integrity Office

Nancy Shi

Honours Student

Naomi Vincent

Vector Borne Surveillance Officer

Nazzy Ruhi

Peer Counsellor

Doctor Ned Latham

Research assistant

Nee Sin Thwet Aye

HR & Admin Manager

Doctor Nicholas Marwa Kisyeri

Team Leader, Daru

Doctor Nick Scott

Head, Modelling & Biostatistics Group

Nisaa Wulan

Adolescent Research Officer

Nisha Solanki

Direct Marketing Manager

Nomin-Dora Tenakanai

Medical Laboratory Scientist

Nyssa Watson

Research Assistant

Doctor Oliver Looker

Postdoctoral Scientist

Parker Franck Hou

Project Officer - SKPA Program

Patricia Sengele

Finance and Administration Officer

Paul Agius

Applied Statistician and Burnet Institute Senior Fellow

Paul Rathbone

Contact for Burnet's Privacy Policy

Paul Rathbone

Executive General Manager, Public Affairs & External Relations

Doctor Paul Gilson

Co-head, Malaria Virulence and Drug Discovery Group, and Head of Burnet Cell Imaging Facility

Professor Paul Dietze

Program Director, Behaviours and Health Risks

Paul Duffy

Human Resources Manager

Paul Daly

Project Manager

Penny Burke

Relationships Manager

Penny Hill

PhD Candidate; Research Assistant

Associate Professor Peter Azzopardi

Co-Head of Adolescent Health

Peter Patchala

IT Support / Project Officer

Associate Professor Peter Higgs

Burnet Senior Fellow. Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health, La Trobe University

Peter Spiller

Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary

Doctor Philipp du Cros

Infectious Diseases Specialist, TB Elimination and Implementation Science

Doctor Philippe Boeuf

Honorary Senior Research Officer

Phoebe Nguyen

Research Assistant

Phoebe Kerr

Research Assistant

Doctor Phone Myint Win

Country Representative, Myanmar

Doctor Phyo Aung

PhD Candidate

Priscah Hezeri

Research Officer

Rachael Farquhar

International Research Project Officer, Project Manager

Doctor Rachel Sacks-Davis

Research Officer

Rachel Smith

Midwifery Specialist

Doctor Raffi Gugasyan

Education Officer, Chair of Research Students Committee, Coordinator of Higher Degrees by Research

Doctor Raffi Gugasyan

Head of Diagnostic Markers and Chronic Immune Disorders Group (Gugasyan Laboratory)

Rebecca Walker

Team leader, Western Province, PNG

Doctor Rebecca Winter

Senior Research Officer

Rebecca Narokobi

Senior Molecular Scientist

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Doctor Riya Palchaudhuri

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Doctor Rob J Center

Senior Research Officer

Rob Daly

Executive General Manager, Philanthropy and Supporter Engagement

Professor Robert Power

Project Consultant, Fleming Fund Program Director

Rodney Stewart

Senior Program Manager – PNG Country Program

Doctor Romesh Abeysuriya

Senior Research Officer – Computational Epidemic Modelling

Rose Suruka

Research Officer

Doctor Rowan Martin-Hughes

Senior Research Officer

Rudy Viriu

Senior Data Entry Officer

Ruth Fidelis

Laboratory Supervisor

Sally von Bibra

Research Officer

Sam McEwen

Epidemiology and Surveillance Research Officer

Samantha Timms

Executive Assistant to Director & CEO, Professor Brendan Crabb AC

Samson Poesi

SR TB/HIV Manager/Technical Team Leader

Sandra Chishimba

PhD Student

Sarah Eddy

Research Assistant

Sarah Lee

Research Assistant

Sarah Hess

Laboratory Technician

Scott Umali

Research Officer

Sean Perera

Human Resources Officer

Serina Cucuzza

Executive General Manager, Commercial Strategy and Industry Partnerships

Shady Abdelsalam

Master’s Student

Shamila Anthony

Project Officer – RID TB

Shan Huang

Global Health Specialist

Sharni Minett

Fundraising Donor Coordinator

Sharol Ronkentuo

Project Officer – AIHSS Project

Doctor Shazia Ruybal

Postdoctoral Researcher

Doctor Shelley Walker

Research Officer

Doctor Sherrie Kelly

Applications Team Lead

Shirley Lu

Research Assistant

Shuning Zheng

Research Assistant

Sieyin Phung

Program Manager

Sophia Schröder

Research Assistant

Soula (Ganiatsas) Drummond

Manager, Trusts and Foundations

Stacia Finch

Project Officer-Health Information and Quality Improvement

Doctor Stenard Hiasihri

Team Leader, Fleming Fund Country Grant

Stephanie Levy

Health Emergencies Projects Manager

Doctor Stephanie Fletcher-Lartey

Senior Research Fellow, Optimise Study Coordinator

Stephanie Franet

Project Manager

Doctor Stephanie Munari

Public Health Registrar

Stephanie Luketic

Manager, Major Projects and Events

Stephanie Main


Stephanie Curtis

Surveillance Officer / Master of Philosophy (Applied Epidemiology) Scholar

Professor Steve Graham

Senior Principal Research Fellow

Doctor Suman Majumdar

Deputy Program Director, Health Security and Know-C19; Co-head, Tuberculosis Elimination & Implementation Science; Principal Research Fellow

Professor Suzanne Crowe AO

Burnet Associate

Associate Professor Suzanne Nielsen

Honorary Principal Fellow

Sylvia Pako

TB Treatment Supervisor Coordinator

Doctor Tafireyi Marukutira

PhD Student & Research Assistant

Tamsin Gordon

PhD Student

Tanya Cugura

Program Manager

Tess Keam

Social Worker

Tessie Clip

TB Treatment Supervisor Coordinator (New Ireland)

Thalia Wat

Coordinator - Accelerating Immunisation and Health Systems Strengthening Project

Doctor Tharindu Wickramaarachchi

Mathematical Modeller

Doctor Thi Nguyen

Data Manager

Doctor Thin Mar Win

Research and Development Manager

Doctor Thomas Mikeska

Quality Systems Manager, Burnet Diagnostics Initiative

Thuy Chao

Administration Officer

Tianhui Ke

Research Assistant

Tim Spelman


Tina Falla


Tom Tidhar

Research Assistant

Tom Walsh

Health Modeller

Tommy Tran

IT Support Officer

Tracy Parish

Executive General Manager, Marketing and Communications

Trevor Aselai

Logistics Support Officer and Driver

Troy Combo

Program Manager, Aboriginal Health Plan, EC Australia

Usha Savur

Accounts Officer

Doctor Vinay Menon

Research Officer - TB Working Group

Wai Chung Tse

Research Assistant

Doctor Wijnand Van Den Boom

Research Officer

Wilson Philip

IT & Data Manager PNG Programs

Doctor Win Han Oo

Senior Program Manager (Health Security)

Doctor Win Lei Yee

Clinical Services Manager

Yafinimbo Yaninen

Finance Officer

Yanqin Zhang

Research Assistant

Yapu Kamasa

TB/HIV Treatment Supervisor Coordinator (West New Britain)

Yasmin Mohamed

Women's and Children's Health Specialist (Parental leave till August 2021)

Yi Fan

Project Officer

Doctor Yinzong Xiao

PhD Student

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