School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Bioterrorism Health Intelligence Faculty

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Professor Raina MacIntyre

NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Biosecurity

Professor Raina MacIntyre is NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Global Biosecurity. She heads the Biosecurity Program at the Kirby Institute, which conducts research in epidemiology, vaccinology, bioterrorism prevention, mathematical modelling, genetic epidemiology, public health and clinical trials in infectious diseases. Prof MacIntyre is an international leader in emerging infections and runs a highly strategic research program spanning epidemiology, vaccinology, mathematical modelling, public health and clinical trials in infectious diseases. She is best known for research in the transmission dynamics and prevention of infectious diseases, particularly respiratory pathogens such as influenza. She has led the largest body of research internationally on face masks and respirators in health care workers. She has done research on using risk-analysis methods for bioterrorism, and for analysing emerging infectious diseases outbreaks such as MERS-CoV.  She is a leader in adult vaccination with a focus on the elderly. She also has an interest in the ethics of medicine, and specifically in dual-use research of concern.  She leads a NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence immunisation for high risk populations and won the 2014 PHAA National Immunisation Award. Among many other awards, she has won the Sir Henry Wellcome Medal and Prize for work on risk prioritization in bioterrorism. Prof MacIntyre has over 230 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Her research is underpinned by extensive field outbreak investigation experience. Her in-depth understanding of the science of outbreak investigation draws from this experience combined with her academic training through a Masters and PhD in Epidemiology. Her passion for field epidemiology led her to co-found the ARM network for Australian outbreak response.


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Dr David Muscatello

Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health & Community Medicine

Dr David Muscatello is a Senior Lecturer at the School. He has a PhD in the epidemiology of influenza. He also has many years experience in government as an epidemiologist specialising in acute disease surveillance using administrative databases, public health intelligence and biostatistics including time series analysis. He played a major surveillance role in the New South Wales government response to pandemic influenza in 2009 and has served on the Australian National Influenza Surveillance Committee. David is also a graduate of the New South Wales Public Health Officer Training Program and has supervised and trained numerous Public Health Officer and Biostatistical trainees.

David Heslop

Associate Professor David Heslop

Conjoint Academic, School of Public Health & Community Medicine

Associate Professor David Heslop is a conjoint academic in the School, UNSW, a medical practitioner and the Senior Medical Advisor CBRNE Medical Operations to the Australian Army. He leads a dedicated CBRNE capable medical incident response capability. He has ADF wide responsibilities for the provision of on call CBRNE health capability advice, policy development and CBRNE operational health risk analysis and advice.


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Dr Alex Rosewell

Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health & Community Medicine

Dr Alex Rosewell is a  graduate of the Australian Field Epidemiology Training program, the MAE at ANU, and completed his PhD on “Strengthening Disease Surveillance in Papua New Guinea” at UNSW, while working in the Emerging Diseases Surveillance and Response Team in WHO. He has extensive experience in infectious diseases outbreak control including cholera, Ebola, shigellosis, measles, influenza, meningococcal disease, hepatitis E, pertussis and turtle meat poisoning. He has substantial field experience with WHO/PAHO in Papua New Guinea, Haiti, Nicaragua, India, Sierra Leone, Jordan, Philippines etc.


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Dr Rose Leontini

Lecturer, School of Public Health & Community Medicine

Dr Rose Leontini is a Lecturer in the School, where she teaches clinical and public health ethics in the medical programme and in a number of postgraduate courses. She has an interdisciplinary background, with research and teaching interests including health ethics, health sociology, history and philosophy of science and technology, and cultural studies. Her research work includes the social and ethical dimensions of genetic testing, youth and alcohol, risk and harm minimisation, the sociology of health and illness, health and hygiene education, and illness narratives.