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Associate Professor Freya J.I. Fowkes

Head of Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Background

An ARC Future Fellow, Associate Professor Fowkes is Head of the Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology group at the Burnet Institute.

She is involved primarily in examining the epidemiology of malaria and in particular immunology, host genetics and susceptibility to malaria and associated morbidities.

In 2002 she obtained an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, completing her doctorate in 2007 at the University of Oxford. Concurrently at the New York University School of Medicine Freya was appointed a member of faculty on the Masters of Global Public Health in 2005.

Arriving in Melbourne in 2007 as a post-doctoral researcher she specialised in analysing malaria immuno-epidemiological data from large population-based studies.

Freya is an honorary fellow of the School of Population Health at the University of Melbourne and teaches statistics and epidemiology for the Masters of Public Health.

Appointments

  • 2016 - Associate Professor, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
  • 2014 - present: ARC Future Fellow
  • 2012- present: Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
  • 2012- present: Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
  • 2011-present: Head of Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Burnet Institute, Victoria, Australia
  • 2010 - 2013: NHMRC Public Health Training Fellow
  • 2010-present: Honorary fellow, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 2007-2010: Postdoctoral Fellow, Infection and Immunity Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Victoria, Australia
  • 2007: Research Associate, Public Health Sciences Department, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 2004-2007: Research Assistant, Malaria Epidemiology Group, Department of Medical Parasitology, New York University School of Medicine, USA
  • 2002-2003: Research Assistant, Malaria Epidemiology Group, Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 2001: Research Assistant, Public Health Sciences Department, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Qualifications

  • 2007: DPhil, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 2002: MSc, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
  • 2001: BSc (Hons), University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Projects (6)

Publications (59)

2016 (10)

2015 (11)

2014 (6)

2013 (7)

2012 (4)

2011 (5)

2010 (5)

2009 (1)

2008 (6)

2007 (1)

2006 (2)

2003 (1)

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Contact Details

Telephone

+61385062310

Email

fowkes@burnet.edu.au