School of Public Health and Community Medicine

About Us

Infectious disease research is one of our major strengths, encompassing both public health and health services research.

Public health research projects focus on improved population control of vaccine preventable diseases and STI’s/HIV. Health services research focuses primarily on healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance.

Drawing upon a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, we use epidemiology and biostatistics, qualitative research/social science, mathematical modelling and health economics to study a broad range of subpopulations including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders;
  • Populations with health risk factors; and
  • Traveller, migrant and refugee populations.

Our highly collaborative approach also sees us working internationally in:

  • The Asia-Pacific covering STI’s and vaccine programs;
  • The Middle East and Asian regions covering healthcare infections, infection control and antimicrobial resistance; and
  • Worldwide on global influenza epidemiology and burden.

 

"Ebola Virus Particles"by National Institutes of Health (NIH) is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0