Doctor Julia C. Cutts

Research Officer


Julia joined the Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology group in 2013 as a postdoctoral scientist.

Her current research interests include the epidemiology and immunology of malaria, with a particular emphasis on correlates of immunity and susceptibility to malaria.

In 2012 she completed her doctorate at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research/University of Melbourne, focussing on the innate immune response and human severe malaria.

During her PhD, Julia was involved in a large collaborative study of peripheral blood mononuclear cell cytokine and chemokine responses and disease outcome in a severe malaria case control study in Papua New Guinean children.

As well as her research pursuits, Julia has a keen interest in science communication and community engagement, having been involved in a University of Melbourne Mentoring Program for gifted secondary school students, CSIRO Education’s Scientists in Schools Program, the “Einstein A-Go-Go” science radio program, and teaching at the Gene Technology Access Centre at University High School.

Julia is currently completing a Master of Public Health at Monash University.


  • 2013: Research Officer, Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Burnet Institute
  • 2011-2012: Research Assistant, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  • 2006-2007: Research Assistant, The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research


  • 2012: DPhil, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute/University of Melbourne
  • 2006: Bachelor of Science (Honours), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research/University of Melbourne
  • 2006: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science, The University of Melbourne

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