School of Public Health and Community Medicine

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Infectious Diseases

The School has multidisciplinary expertise in infectious diseases epidemiology, mathematical modelling, health economic evaluation and social and clinical research in infectious diseases, immunisation, vaccines and infectious disease risks in special risk populations. Our body of research is supported through the supervision of postgraduate students undertaking PhD and Masters programs at UNSW.

There are many opportunities for research students in the areas listed below.

We have linked our research to our MPH specialisation stream in infectious disease epidemiology and control to integrate teaching and research. For those interested in a career in applied infectious diseases control, we offer the Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence. SPHCM is also a member of the WHO Global Outbreak Alert Network and a founding member of the ARM network. There is therefore opportunity to do research in the field and in outbreak response. We also host a NHMRC centre for research excellence in immunisation, as well as an NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Epidemic Response (ISER).

Epidemic Response

 

Clinical research

 

Observational epidemiology and data linkage

 

Healthcare-associated infection epidemiology, prevention and control

 

Immunisation

 

Infectious disease and health economic modelling

 

UNSW Vaccine & Infection Research Lab (UVIRL)

 
 

Social and behavioural research

 

Traveller health research

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research

 

Migrant and refugee health research

 

Frail elderly

 

International HIV Group