Doctor Dagnachew Muluye Fetene

Postdoctoral Researcher


Dagnachew is a Postdoctoral Research Officer at Burnet Institute since 2019. He received his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Public Health and his master’s degree in Infectious and tropical Diseases from the University of Gondar, Ethiopia.

Prior to his PhD study, he had been a faculty member of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar running both teaching and research activities. Dagnachew’s research interest focused particularly on maternal and child health, and vulnerable populations such as people who are immunocompromised and people who use alcohol and other drugs.


  • 2021 - Present: Postdoctoral Research Officer, Global Women’s and Newborn Health Group, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2020: Epidemiologist, COVID-19 Intelligence Team, Victorian Department of Health, Melbourne, Victoria
  • 2019 - Present: Postdoctoral Research Officer, Alcohol and Other Drugs Group, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia


  • 2019: Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, Australia
  • 2011: MSc, University of Gondar, Ethiopia
  • 2009: BSc, University of Gondar, Ethiopia


  • 2017: Faculty of Medicine HDR Travel Scholarships, the University of Queensland, Australia.
  • 2015: International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and UQ Centennial Scholarship (UQCent), the University of Queensland, Australia.

Projects (4)

Current (4)

  • Cost-effectiveness of antenatal corticosteroids for women at risk of imminent preterm birth in the early preterm period in low resource countries

  • EDRS: Ecstasy and related Drugs Reporting System

  • IDRS: Illicit Drug Reporting System

  • SuperMIX: The Melbourne Injecting Drug User Cohort Study

Publications (31)

2021 (4)

2020 (1)

2019 (2)

2018 (1)

2017 (2)

2016 (1)

2015 (2)

2014 (5)

2013 (6)

2012 (7)

News Articles (1)

2020 (1)