Dorish Walsh

Research Officer (Clinical)


Dorish has a background in clinical and public health, and clinical research.

In 2012, while working with PNG IMR, Dorish was inspired by how research contributes to improving health care and is now driven to improve the health issues of communities through research and public health.

Through her work with Burnet Institute, Dorish is excited to have an opportunity to enhance her knowledge and skills in research, while working in collaboration with partners to improve TB diagnosis and care in Papua New Guinea.


  • September 2019-2020: Research Officer, Burnet Institute, Port Moresby, PNG
  • 2017- 2018: Clinical /Public Health Officer, Harmony Gold Mine, Morobe Province, PNG
  • 2014-2017: Clinical Health Extension Officer, International SOS, Lihir, New Ireland Province, PNG
  • 2012-2014: Clinical Research Officer, Papua New Guinea Institute Of Medical Research, Maprik East Sepik Province, PNG


  • 2018: PgDip PH, Massey University, New Zealand
  • 2010: BHSc-RH, Divine Word University, PNG


  • 2018: New Zealand Aid Scholarship Award

Projects (3)

Current (3)

  • Diagnostic accuracy of Molbio Truenat for diagnosis of TB and rifampicin resistance

  • PRIME-TB: Papua New Guinea & Republic of Indonesia for the Micro Elimination of TB

  • The EZARET Study: Exploring Zoonotic Association and Risks for Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis in PNG

Publications (1)

2018 (1)