Staff & Students

Doctor Shahidul Islam

TB Specialist-Public Health

Doctor Adebola Wasiu

Senior TB Medical Officer

Aimée Altermatt

Research Assistant

Alessia Hysa

Masters Student

Alexa Murray

Project Analyst (RID-TB, Daru)

Alexander Thomas

Health Economic Modeller

Alexander Harris

Honours Student

Doctor Alisa Pedrana

Senior Research Fellow; Deputy Discipline Head, Public Health; Eliminate Hepatitis C Australia Coordinator

Alistair Deller-Blue

Honours Student

Professor Allan Saul

Senior Principal Research Fellow (Honorary)

Professor Alyssa Barry

Honorary Principal Research Fellow

Doctor Amanda Roxburgh

NHMRC Research Fellow

Amy Kirwan

Senior Research Fellow, Social Impact and Innovation

Ana Orozco

Research Assistant

Doctor Andy Poumbourios

Co-Head, Viral Entry and Vaccines Group

Doctor Anna Bowring

Senior Research Officer

Doctor Anna Hearps

Deputy Program Director, Disease Elimination

Anna Roberts

Senior Project Manager

Doctor Anna Wilkinson

Research Fellow

Anna Palmer

Honorary Associate

Ashleigh Stewart

PhD Candidate; Research Assistant

Doctor Aung Pyae Phyo

Postdoctoral fellow

Barry Karo

TB/HIV Provincial Coordinator (New Ireland)

Doctor Berhan Ayele Haile

Research Officer

Beverly Anea

Finance and Admin Officer

Professor Brendan Crabb AC

Director and CEO; Co-Head Malaria Research Laboratory; Chair, Victorian Chapter of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI)

Brendan Harney

Research Assistant; 2022 Student Representative

Brianna Jesaveluk

PhD Student; 2022 Student Representative

Doctor Bridget Draper

Research Assistant

Doctor Bruce Wines

Senior Research Officer, Immune Therapies Group

Caitlin Douglass

PhD student and Research Assistant

Callum Diamond-Smith

Honours Student

Doctor Campbell Aitken

Research Fellow

Carol El-Hayek

Epidemiologist

Caroline Taunton

Surveillance Officer | Master of Philosophy (Applied Epidemiology) Candidate

Doctor Celine Deffrasnes

Senior Research Officer

Chad Hughes

Head, International Development; Regional Director, Mekong Region

Chloe Layton

EC Nurse co-ordinator

Chris Seaman

PhD Student/Research Assistant

Christine Langer

Laboratory Manager & Research Assistant, Malaria Research: Immunity, Vaccines and New Therapies

Christopher Masah

Registered Nursing Officer (RID TB Nurse)- Public Health Team

Claire Sidlow

Research Assistant

Clarissa Moreira

PhD Student and Research Assistant

Claudia Barnes

Research Assistant

Clodia Manorh

Health Extension Officer (HEO)

Doctor Coralie Boulet

Research Officer

Cristal Hall

Research Assistant

Doctor Damian Pavlyshyn

Postdoctoral Research Officer

Doctor Dani Lin

Infectious Diseases Specialist

Doctor Daniel O'Keefe

Senior Project Officer

Doctor Daniela van Santen

Postdoctoral fellow

Doctor Danielle Horyniak

Honorary Staff member

David Tyssen

Research Officer, Tachedjian Laboratory (Retroviral Biology and Antivirals)

Professor David Wilson

Head of Infectious Disease Modelling; Co-Head, Strategy Insights and Impact

David Delgado Diaz

PhD Student

Doctor David Leitinger

Research Officer

Dean Cassano

Research Assistant

Doctor Debra ten Brink

Senior Research Officer

Doctor Defeng Jin

Research Officer

Desmond Gul

PhD Student

Dina Moussa

MPhil Student

Dominic Delport

Health modeller

Doriano Raffaele

Masters Student

Edwin Kwong

Research Assistant

Doctor Elissa Kennedy

Co-Program Director, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health; Co-Head Global Adolescent Health

Eliza Davidson

PhD Candidate

Ellen Kearney

PhD Candidate

Doctor Elmaretta Kemba

Tuberculosis Medical Officer

Doctor Elsie Williams

Senior Research Scientist

Emily Fitzgerald

Research Assistant

Professor Eric Gowans

Honorary position

Evelien Rosens

Senior Research Officer

Doctor Ewa Michalak

Commercialisation Project Manager

Doctor Fan Li

Research and Development Project Manager

Doctor Farah Houdroge

Research Officer, Modelling & Biostatistics

Doctor Felicia Schlotthauer

Senior Research Scientist

Filip Djordjevic

Research Assistant

Doctor Fiona Angrisano

Senior Research Officer

Doctor Frances Ampt

Honorary Burnet Institute Fellow

Professor Freya J.I. Fowkes

Deputy Program Director, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

Freya Saich

Lead Policy Officer, EC Australia

Gabbi Hamilton

Project Officer

Doctor Gaoqian Feng

Postdoctoral Scientist, Malaria Research: Immunity, Vaccines and New Therapies Laboratory

Geoffrey Chan

International Health and Development Officer

Professor Gilda Tachedjian

Head of Life Sciences; Head of Tachedjian Laboratory (Retroviral Biology and Antivirals)

Grace Androga

Research Officer

Professor Gregory Tannock

Emeritus Professor, Burnet Institute Visiting Fellow

Professor Heidi Drummer

Co-Program Director, Disease Elimination; Scientific Director, Burnet Diagnostics Initiative; Principal Investigator, Burnet Vaccine Initiative; Co-Head, Viral Entry and Vaccines Group

Doctor Helen Zihui Wei

Senior Research Scientist

Doctor Herbert Opi

Postdoctoral Scientist

Ho Yin (Ashley) Lam

Honours Student

Huy Van

Senior Development Scientist, Global Health Diagnostics

Doctor Imogen Elsum

Research Program Manager

Irene Boo

Research Assistant, Drummer/Poumbourios Laboratory

Doctor Jack Wallace

Senior Research Officer

Jacob Cumming

Research Assistant

Doctor Jacqui Richmond

Program Manager, Workforce Development and Health Service Delivery, EC Australia

Jake D Franklin

PhD Candidate

Professor James Beeson

MBBS, BMedSc, PhD, FAFPHM, FAAHMS | Deputy Director (People); Head of Malaria Immunity and Vaccines Laboratory; Adjunct Professor Monash University

Doctor James Trauer

Public Health Physician

Doctor James McMahon

Research Fellow

Jason Asselin

Manager, Surveillance and Evaluation Group

Jasper Liang

Honours Student

Jen McLachlan

Research Assistant

Jenna Wilson

Research Assistant

Associate Professor Jessica Howell

Senior Research Fellow

Jessica Horton

PhD Student

Doctor Jessy Vibin

Associate Research Fellow

Doctor Jo-Anne Chan

Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Joanna Wilson

Research Assistant

Doctor Jocelyn Chan

Public Health Physician and Research Officer

Joey McGregor

PhD Student

Associate Professor Joseph (Joe) Doyle

Deputy Program Director, Disease Elimination; Co-Head, Viral Hepatitis Elimination; NHMRC Clinical Research Fellow

Doctor Joshua Hayward

Senior Research Officer

Joshua Dawe

Research Assistant

Doctor Judy Gold

Senior Research Officer

Doctor Julian Elliott

HIV Clinical Advisor

Juliana Burbur Makap

TB/HIV Provincial Coordinator (East New Britain)

Kaitlin Pekin

Research Assistant

Kape Samsom

TB Fellow Officer

Kate Allardice

Senior Research Nurse

Katelyn Stanhope

Honours Student

Katherine O’Flaherty

Postdoctoral Scientist

Doctor Katherine Heath

Research Officer

Kelvin Burke

Mathematical Modeller

Doctor Khai Lin Huang

Infectious Diseases Specialist; Acting Co-Head, Tuberculosis Elimination and Implementation Science; Senior Research Fellow

Doctor Khayriyyah (Kye) Mohd Hanafiah

Senior Research Officer

Kico Chan

Research Nurse/ EC Nurse

Doctor Kudakwashe Chani

Country Director, Papua New Guinea

Lara Griffin

Honours Student

Doctor Laura D’Andrea

Senior Research Scientist

Professor Leanne Robinson

Program Director, Health Security and Pandemic Preparedness; Senior Principal Research Fellow, Group Leader, Vector-Borne Diseases and Tropical Public Health

Doctor Lee Yeoh

Postdoctoral Fellow

Leila Bell

Research Assistant /PhD student

Leoba Yilke

Project Officer Covid-19 Advocacy Program

Doctor Lilian Hor

Senior Research Scientist

Limya Eisa

Research Assistant

Doctor Linda Reiling

Senior Research Officer, Malaria Research: Immunity, Vaccines and New Therapies

Doctor Lindi Masson

Senior Research Fellow

Doctor Liriye Kurtovic

Postdoctoral Research Officer

Lisa Davidson

Sexual and Reproductive Health Specialist

Long Nguyen

Data Manager

Louise McLaren

Head, Program & Discipline Support

Professor Margaret Hellard AM

Deputy Director, Programs; Adjunct Professor, Monash University, DEPM.

Professor Mark A Stoové

Head of Public Health

Professor Mark Hogarth

Head, Immune Therapies Group

Doctor Mark Hayes

Public Health Registrar

Marvad Ahad

Honours Student

Mathew Rafa

Security and Driver

Mellissa Bryant

Senior Researcher

Merryn Roe

PhD Candidate

Professor Michael Toole AM

Associate Principal Research Fellow

Michael Curtis

PhD Student and Research Assistant

Michael Traeger

Research Assistant and PhD Student

Mikha Gabriela

PhD student

Doctor Minh Duc Pham

Senior Research Officer

Molly Schneider

Research Assistant

Doctor Monica J Barratt

Visiting Burnet Fellow; NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW

Naanki Pasricha

Program Engagement Manager

Nancy Shi

Honours Student

Naomi Pank

TB Nursing Officer- Senior Public Health Nurse

Doctor Ned Latham

Research assistant

Neeru Varese

Program Manager

Associate Professor Nick Scott

Head, Modelling & Biostatistics

Nisaa Wulan

Health Modeller

Nyssa Watson

Research Assistant

Doctor Oliver Looker

Postdoctoral Scientist

Oretha Paye-Mehngonzeh

TB Specialist (Nursing & Counselling)

Parker Franck Hou

Key Populations Training Officer, SRHIP

Associate Professor Paul Gilson

Deputy Discipline Head, Life Sciences; Co-Head, Malaria Virulence and Drug Discovery Group; Head of Burnet Cell Imaging Facility

Professor Paul Dietze

Co-Program Director, Disease Elimination

Paul Agius

Honorary Principal Research Fellow

Doctor Paula Ellenberg

Laboratory Manager

Penny Hill

PhD Candidate; Research Assistant

Associate Professor Peter Higgs

Burnet Senior Fellow. Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health, La Trobe University

Associate Professor Peter Azzopardi

Co-Head of Adolescent Health

Doctor Peter Newman

Laboratory Manager

Doctor Philipp du Cros

Infectious Diseases Specialist, TB Elimination and Implementation Science

Phillip Luong

Mathematical Modeller

Doctor Phone Myint Win

Country Representative, Myanmar

Doctor Phyo Aung

PhD Candidate

Rachael Farquhar

International Research Project Officer, Project Manager

Doctor Rachel Sacks-Davis

Senior Research Officer

Doctor Rachel Heenan

Public Health Registrar

Doctor Raffi Gugasyan

Chair of Education; Head of Diagnostic Markers and Chronic Immune Disorders Group (Gugasyan Laboratory)

Doctor Rebecca Winter

Deputy Head Justice Health Group

Rebecca Narokobi

Senior Molecular Scientist

Rebekka (Bek) Petrovic

Research Assistant

Reema Bajaj

Protein Chemist

Doctor Rob J Center

Senior Research Officer

Doctor Romesh Abeysuriya

Senior Research Officer – Computational Epidemic Modelling

Sally von Bibra

Research Officer

Sam McEwen

Epidemiology and Surveillance Research Officer

Samson Poesi

SR TB/HIV Manager/Technical Team Leader

Sandra Chishimba

PhD Student

Sandra Esparon

Senior Research Assistant

Sarah Lee

Research Assistant

Sarah Eddy

Research Assistant

Sarah Hess

Research Scientist

Scott Umali

Research Officer

Shady Abdelsalam

Master’s Student

Shannon Christensen

Project Officer

Sharon Warel

Clinical Mentor Nurse

Doctor Shazia Ruybal

Postdoctoral Researcher

Doctor Shelley Walker

Research Officer

Doctor Sherrie Kelly

Applications Team Lead

Shirley Lu

Research Assistant

Shuning Zheng

Research Scientist

Sophia Schröder

Research Assistant

Stalbek Aiylchiev

TB Specialist - Care and Treatment

Doctor Stefanie Vaccher

Senior Research Fellow – Immunisation and Health Systems Strengthening

Stella Yuangrun

Health Educator

Doctor Stenard Hiasihri

Team Leader, Fleming Fund Country Grant

Stephanie Franet

Project Manager

Doctor Stephanie Munari

Public Health Registrar

Stephanie Curtis

Surveillance Officer / Master of Philosophy (Applied Epidemiology) Scholar

Stephanie Routley

Research Scientist

Professor Steve Graham

Senior Principal Research Fellow

Stuart King

Team leader

Doctor Sue Dyson

Research Officer

Associate Professor Suman Majumdar

Deputy Program Director, Health Security and Pandemic Preparedness; Co-head, Tuberculosis Elimination & Implementation Science; Principal Research Fellow

Associate Professor Suzanne Nielsen

Honorary Principal Fellow

Sylvia Pako

TB Treatment Supervisor Coordinator

Doctor Tafireyi Marukutira

TB Specialist – Public Health

Tasnim Zakir

Research Assistant

Tessie Clip

TB Treatment Supervisor Coordinator (New Ireland)

Doctor Tharindu Wickramaarachchi

Mathematical Modeller

Doctor Thi Nguyen

Data Manager

Doctor Thin Mar Win

Research and Development Manager

Doctor Thomas Mikeska

Quality Systems Manager, Burnet Diagnostics Initiative

Tianhui Ke

Research Assistant

Tim Spelman

Biostatistician

Timothy Ho

PhD student

Tom Tidhar

Research Assistant

Troy Combo

Program Manager, Aboriginal Health Plan, EC Australia

Wai Chung Tse

Research Assistant

Wenceslaus Kolwon

Project Officer

Doctor Wijnand Van Den Boom

Research Officer

Doctor Win Han Oo

Senior Program Manager (Health Security)

Doctor Win Lei Yee

Clinical Services Manager

Yanqin Zhang

Research Assistant

Yi Fan

Project Manager, Health Emergencies

Doctor Yinzong Xiao

Research Officer; Mathematical Modeller in Health