Steph is an epidemiologist currently completing Australia’s Field Epidemiology training program, the Master of Philosophy (Applied Epidemiology), through the Australian National University, placed at Burnet. Her current projects focus on TB among healthcare workers in Yogyakarta Indonesia, TB screening in high incidence settings, and latent TB surveillance in LMICs.
Steph was seconded to the Victorian Department of Health and Human services for the first half of 2020 and worked as an outbreak epidemiologist on the COVID-19 response.
Prior to the specialist training, she was a Research Officer in Burnet’s Health Security Program and International Development discipline, with a specific focus on tuberculosis. She has worked on the RID-TB project, a FIND clinical trial in Port Moresby assessing the diagnostic capacity of a new TB diagnostic tool, innovative TB elimination projects in Indonesia, and Operational Research and Australia Awards training programs.
- 2020–present: Field Epidemiologist, Burnet Institute
- 2020: Outbreak Epidemiologist, COVID-19 Incident Management Team, Victorian Department of Health
- 2017–2020: Research Officer, International Development, Burnet Institute
- 2017–2019: Communications Officer, The TB Forum
- 2017: Communications Officer, Global Ideas Forum
- 2016: Burnet Institute Honours Student
- 2014–2015: Outreach Worker, WA AIDS Council
- 2020–present: Master of Philosophy (Applied Epidemiology), The Australian National University
- 2017: Master of Public Health, Deakin University
- 2016: Bachelor of Science (Hons), The University of Melbourne
- 2014: Bachelor of Science, The University of Western Australia
- 2020: Master of Philosophy (Applied Epidemiology) Scholarship (The Australian National University)
- 2017: First Class Honours (Master of Public Health), Deakin University
- 2016: First Class Honours (Bachelor of Science), The University of Melbourne
Building a Centre of Excellence for Research and Training for DR-TB in Daru, Papua New Guinea
Diagnostic accuracy of Molbio Truenat for diagnosis of TB and rifampicin resistance
Major advances in understanding malaria immunity and biology
PRIME-TB: Papua New Guinea & Republic of Indonesia for the Micro Elimination of TB
RID-TB: Reducing the Impact of Drug-Resistant TB in Western Province, PNG
Zero TB initiative Yogyakarta
- Adapting active case-finding for TB during the COVID-19 pandemic in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Chan G, Triasih R, Nababan B, du Cros P, Wilks N, Main S, Huang GKL, Lin D, Graham SM, Majumdar SS, Bakker M, Khan A, Khan FA, Dwihardiani B
Public Health Action. 2021 Jun; 11(2):41-49
- A prospective multicentre diagnostic accuracy study for the Truenat tuberculosis assays.
Penn-Nicholson A, Gomathi SN, Ugarte-Gil C, Meaza A, Lavu E, Patel P, Choudhury B, Rodrigues C, Chadha S, Kazi M, Macé A, Nabeta P, Boehme C, Gangakhedkar RR, Sarin S, Tesfaye E, Gotuzzo E, du Cros P, Tripathy S, Ruhwald M, Singh M, Denkinger CM, Schumacher SG; Truenat trial consortium.
Eur Respir J. 2021 May; Epub ahead of print
- Successful implementation of bedaquiline for multidrug-resistant TB treatment in remote Papua New Guinea.
Taune M, Ustero P, Hiashiri S, Huang K, Aia P, Morris L, Main S, Chan G, du Cros P, Majumdar SS
Pub Health Act. 2019 Sep; 9(Supplement 1):S73-S79
- The effects of decentralisation of tuberculosis services in the East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea.
Maha A, Majumdar SS, Main S, Phillip W, Witari K, Schulz J, du Cros P
Pub Health Act. 2019 Sep; 9(Supplement 1):S43-S49
- A retrospective study of tuberculosis outcomes in Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea.
Moses I, Main S, Commons RJ, Robertson B, Mek A, Gale M
Pub Health Act. 2019 Sep; 9(Supplement 1):S38-S42
- Training for Tuberculosis Elimination in Indonesia: Achievements, Reflections, and Potential for Impact.
Main S, Lestari T, Triasih R, Chan G, Davidson L, Majumdar S, Santoso D, Phung S, Laukkala J, Graham S, du Cros P, Ralph A
Trop Med Infect Dis. 2019 Jul; 4(3):E107
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