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Doctor Jane Greig

Senior Operational Epidemiologist
Jane Greig

Jane is an epidemiologist with more than 10 years' experience supporting international medical humanitarian interventions by Médecins sans Fronti\u00E8res (MSF) as an operational epidemiologist and epidemiology advisor. Having enhanced and supported the Health Information System tools used in part of MSF for routine data management to support patient care, programme monitoring and strategic decision making, she is continuing to provide guidance on content and functional requirements during an extended transition to a new system. Her field epidemiology has encompassed field support during outbreak investigations and response including severe lead poisoning, meningitis, Ebola, Legionnaires' disease. She has undertaken field work to support programs in a range of countries including Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Malaysia and Colombia. Operational research arising from routine activities and strategic objectives has included research related to outbreak interventions (lead poisoning, meningococcal disease, Ebola) and programs managing TB and HIV in challenging settings. With health-related research, analysis and programmatic experience for over 20 years in non-government, government, private industry and academic settings, her aim is to support projects focused on improving the health and living status of people in resource limited, unstable, or marginalised settings. Jane joins Burnet Institute as a Senior Operational Epidemiologist in the TB Elimination and Implementation Science working group, supporting program implementation and research activities.

  • 2002, M App Epid, Australian National University, Australia;
  • 1998, PhD, University of Western Australia, Australia;
  • 1993, BSc(Hons1), University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Member of Australasian Epidemiological Association
  • 2017-present: Senior Operational Epidemiologist, Tuberculosis Elimination and Implementation Science group, Burnet Institute;
  • 2020: Outbreak Epidemiologist and Co-lead Outbreak Field Epidemiology Intelligence team, COVID-19 Incident Management Team, Victorian Department of Health;
  • 2017-present: Health Information System Content Specialist Advisor, Manson Unit, (MSF)-UK;
  • 2008 – 2017: Operational Epidemiology Advisor, Manson Unit, MSF-UK,;
  • 2007 – 2008: Coordinator of Operational Research, MSF-Holland HIV program, Lagos Nigeria;
  • 2007: Contract Project Officer, Communicable Disease Control Branch, Health Department, Western Australia;
  • 2005 - 2006: Epidemiologist, Department of Infectious Diseases, And Lecturer, Epidemiology Unit, Department of Social And Preventive Medicine Universiti Malaya Medical Centre,;
  • May – August 2005: Epidemiologist, Merlin (Medical Emergency Relief International), Tajikistan Field Office;
  • 2004: Interim Supervisor Masters of Applied Epidemiology Program, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Australia;
  • 2002 – 2005: Epidemiologist, Medical Marketing, CSL Limited, Melbourne, Australia,; June 2002: Research Officer, Victorian Q Fever Management Program, Communicable Diseases Section, Victorian Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Australia,;
  • 2000 – 2002: Epidemiology Registrar, Masters of Applied Epidemiology Field Placement, Communicable Diseases Section, Victorian Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Australia,;
  • 1999: Research Associate, The Department of Microbiology, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia,;
  • 1998: Research Assistant, The Department of Microbiology, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia;
  • 1994 – 1998: PhD candidate, The Departments of Microbiology and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia