Ellen completed a Bachelor of Arts and Science at Monash University in 2016 with interests in History, Human Rights, Genetics and Microbiology. She went on to complete her Honours degree at the Burnet within the Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group in 2018. Her Honours research explored the prevalence and dynamics of the sexually transmissible infections, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma spp., in pregnant and postpartum women participating in the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies study in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
Since completing her Honours, Ellen has remained a member of the Malaria and Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Group, firstly working as a Research Assistant and now as a PhD Candidate at the University of Melbourne.
Ellen’s PhD project will involve the design of a novel serosurveillance tool for malaria and mosquito exposure utilising Anopheles’ salivary antigens. This approach will be used as an epidemiological tool to explore transmission heterogeneity throughout the Greater Mekong Sub-region and evaluate the efficacy of vector control interventions such as personal repellent and outdoor residual spraying.
- 2019-ongoing: PhD Candidate, Malaria and Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Group, Burnet Institute
- 2018-19: Research Assistant, Malaria and Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Group, Burnet Institute
- 2018: Honours Student, Malaria and Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Group, Burnet Institute
- 2019-ongoing: PhD, The University of Melbourne, Australia
- 2018: BSc (Hons), Monash University, Australia
- 2012-16: BSc, Monash University, Australia
- 2012-16: BA, Monash University, Australia
Evaluation of Malaria Case-Based Reporting using a mobile phone application in Myanmar
Host and parasite factors that predict Artemisinin Resistance reservoirs
Impact of declining transmission on immunity and risk of malaria rebound
Optimal community-delivered malaria elimination models for the Greater Mekong Sub-region
Serological surveillance to identify mosquito exposure and malaria transmission
- Reducing malaria transmission in forest-going mobile and migrant populations in Lao PDR and Cambodia: protocol for stepped-wedge cluster-randomised controlled trial.
Htike W, Oo WH, Lynn T, Sovanda L, Agius PA, Oo MC, Galau NH, Thu KM, Zaw AK, Htwe EP, Cutts JC, Kearney EA, Scott N, O'Flaherty K, Wang B, Khamlome B, Vilay P, Siv S, Fowkes FJI
BMC Infect Dis. 2022 Sep; 22(1):747
- Anopheles salivary antigens as serological biomarkers of vector exposure and malaria transmission: A systematic review with multilevel modelling.
Kearney EA, Agius PA, Chaumeau V, Cutts JC, Simpson JA, Fowkes FJ
Elife. 2021 Dec; 10:e73080
- Sustainability of a mobile phone application-based data reporting system in Myanmar's malaria elimination program: a qualitative study.
Oo WH, Thu KM, Cutts JC, Htike W, Win KM, Oo MC, Galau NH, Agius PA, Htoon PP, Kearney E, Thi A, Aung YW, Thein MM, Rosecrans K, Lwin KT, Min AK, Fowkes FJ
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2021 Oct; 21(1):285
- Evaluation of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a Community-delivered Integrated Malaria Elimination (CIME) model in Myanmar: protocol for an open stepped-wedge cluster-randomised controlled trial.
Oo WH, Thi A, Htike W, Agius PA, Cutts JC, Win KM, Yi Linn NY, Than WP, Hkawng GN, Thu KM, Oo MC, O'Flaherty K, Kearney E, Scott N, Phyu PP, Htet AT, Myint O, Lwin Yee L, Thant ZP, Mon A, Htike S, Hnin TP, Fowkes FJI
BMJ Open. 2021 Aug; 11(8):e050400
- A mobile phone application for malaria case-based reporting to advance malaria surveillance in Myanmar: a mixed methods evaluation.
Oo WH, Htike W, Cutts JC, Win KM, Thu KM, Oo MC, Hkawng GN, Agius PA, Htoon PP, Scott N, Kearney E, Moreira C, Pedrana A, Stoove M, Thi A, Aung YW, Thein MM, Rosecrans K, Lwin KT, Min AK, Fowkes FJI
Malar J. 2021 Mar; 20(1):167
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