Centre for Population Health

HIV, hepatitis C, sexually transmitted infections, malaria, tuberculosis and drug and alcohol misuse are serious health concerns in Australia, in Asia and the Pacific.

It is an enormous challenge to reduce the impact of these diseases and behaviours, particularly in highly vulnerable populations and disease endemic areas.

The Centre for Population Health implements novel, multidisciplinary scientific programs that use cutting-edge epidemiology, high quality laboratory science, excellent clinical and social research, and strong public health principles to address these major health problems in our region.

A broad spectrum of work is undertaken, ranging from research that helps to better understand the priority diseases and their transmission and ecology, to discovery science with potential for longer term benefits such as therapeutics and vaccines, to health systems oriented research that directly influences health policy.

Professor Margaret Hellard heads up our experienced team of clinical and social researchers, epidemiologists and public health researchers based at our headquarters in Melbourne. Senior staff leading the Working Groups include:

Centre for Research Excellence into Injecting Drug Use

Many of the Population Health researchers are also involved in CREIDU, which is an NHMRC-funded collaboration involving a range of institutions and community organisations.

Contact Details

Professor Margaret Hellard

Head, Centre for Population Health; Burnet Associate Director; Adjunct Professor, Monash University, DEPM.





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  • 24 March, 2017


    World Tuberculosis Day

    More than 1.5 million people lose their life each year to this highly infectious disease. Find out what Burnet is doing.

  • 23 August, 2017


    Contemporary Drug Problems Conference

    Burnet’s Centre for Population Health is a convenor of the Fourth Contemporary Drug Problems Conference to be held in Finland in August.