Dr Chris Morgan is a physician working in international public health with special interests in health system strengthening, primary health care, international child health, maternal and newborn care, birth-dose vaccination against hepatitis B, and health-worker education and training.
Chris has worked at Burnet since 2001. Before that he worked in primary health care in Tibet, China (1997-2000), in community health and hospital paediatrics in Nepal (1993-7), having trained as a paediatrician at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Sydney (now Children’s Hospital Westmead) from 1984-1992. During that time he undertook additional work in indigenous child health, tropical paediatric specialisation, and developing a child health training program for primary care physicians.
Chris is also a doctoral research candidate with the University of Melbourne’s Department of Medicine, studying maternal and newborn health care services innovations through Burnet’s programs. Chris has coordinated the MPH subject Primary Health Care in Developing Countries from 2003–2013, and continues to support post-graduate education, including coordination of the Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene commencing in 2014.
- 2019: Member, World Health Organization South-East Asia Regional Expert Panel for Verification of Hepatitis B Control
- 2019: Member, World Health Organization Technical Advisory Group on Immunization and Vaccine-preventable Diseases in the Western Pacific Region
- 2014: Principal Investigator, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, Papua New Guinea
- 2014 – 2018: Chair of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Immunization Practices Advisory Committee.
- 2011 – 2012: Chair of AusAID’s China-Australia Health and HIV/AIDS Facility (CAHHF) Technical Reference Panel
- 2011 – 2014: Member of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Immunization Practices Advisory Committee
- 2010 – 2011: Pacific Product Coordinator, Health Policy and Health Finance Knowledge Hub, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
- 2010 – 2013: Product leader - maternal and newborn care for Compass – the Women’s and Children’s Health Knowledge Hub, at Burnet Institute’s Centre for International Health.
- 2008 – 2010: Technical Director, Improving Newborn Care and Birth-dose Vaccination at the Aid-post Level in PNG
- 2007 – 2010 Technical Director, AusAID’s China Australia Health and HIV Facility
- 2004 – 2009: Technical Director, Project Responding to Measles and other Vaccine Preventable Diseases in PNG
- 2004 – 2009: Program Technical Director and then M&E Advisor on the AusAID Tibet Health Sector Support Program.
- 2003: Fellow in the School of Population Health of the University of Melbourne, Victoria Australia
- 2003: Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Population Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, Victoria, Australia
- 2001 – 2004: Child Health and Immunisation Advisor and assistant Project Director (M&E) on the AusAID Women’s and Children’s Health Project in Papua New Guinea
- 2001 – 2004: Consulted with WHO on various aspects of implementation of their Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) program.
- 2017 – present: Co-head, Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Working Group, Burnet Institute
- 2017 – present: Head of International Development, Burnet Institute
- 2001 – present: Principal Fellow, Centre of International Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- 1997 – 2000: Team Leader, Tibet Primary Health Care and Water Supply Project, TAR, China
- 1993 – 1997: Paediatrician and Community Medical Officer, United Mission Hospital, Tansen, Nepal
- 1991 – 1992: Chief Resident/Assistant Chief Resident, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- 1985 – 1989: Paediatric Registrar/RMO, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, New South Wales, Australia
- 1983 – 1984: RMO/Intern, Royal North Shore Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
- 1991: Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
- 1990: Diploma in Tropical Child Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, United Kingdom
- 1983: MBBS, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- 2017: Burnet Institute, Frank Fenner Award
- 1990: Cicely Williams Medal for Tropical Paediatrics
- Strengthening routine immunization in Papua New Guinea: a cross-sectional provincial assessment of front-line services.
Morgan CJ, Saweri OPM, Larme N, Peach E, Melepia P, Au L, Scoullar MJL, Reza MS, Vallely LM, McPake BI, Beeson JG
BMC Public Health. 2020 Jan; 20(1):100
- Health outcomes of iron supplementation and/or food fortification in iron-replete children aged 4-24 months: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Hare DJ, Braat S, Cardoso BR, Morgan C, Szymlek-Gay EA, Biggs BA
Syst Rev. 2019 Nov; 8(1):253
- Point-of-care testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections to improve birth outcomes in high-burden, low-income settings: Study protocol for a cluster randomized crossover trial (the WANTAIM Trial, Papua New Guinea)
Vallely AJ, William S. Pomat WS, Homer C, Guy R, Luchters S, Mola GDL, Kariwiga G, Vallely LM, Wiseman V, Morgan C, Wand H, Rogerson SJ, Tabrizi SN, Whiley DM, Low N, Peeling R, Siba P, Riddell M, Laman M, Bolnga J, Robinson LJ, Morewaya J, Badman SG, Batura N, Kelly-Hanku A, Toliman PJ, Peter W, Babona D, Peach E, Garland SM, Kaldor JM
Well Open Res. 2019 May; 4:53
- Barriers to cervical cancer screening among rural women in eastern China: a qualitative study.
Yang H, Li SP, Chen Q, Morgan C
BMJ Open. 2019 Mar; 9(3):e026413
- Collaborative community checklists for immunisation: a
feasibility and acceptability study in rural Myanmar
Morgan C, Davis J, Lin HH, Thar AMC, Ko AK, Luchters S, La T, Kyaw HK, , Myint AA, Win DT, Ko WEP
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation. 2019 Feb; Formative Evaluation Report
- Multiple morbidities in pregnancy: Time for research, innovation, and action.
Beeson JG, Homer CSE, Morgan C, Menendez C
PLoS Med. 2018 Sep; 15(9):e1002665
- Cost-effectiveness of the controlled temperature chain for the hepatitis B virus birth dose vaccine in various global settings: a modelling study.
Scott N, Palmer A, Morgan C, Lesi O, Spearman CW, Sonderup M, Hellard M
Lancet Glob Health. 2018 Jun; 6(6):e659-e667
- Vaccine vial monitor availability and use in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review.
Eriksson P, Gessner BD, Jaillard P, Morgan C, Le Gargasson JB
Vaccine. 2017 Apr; 35(17):2155-2161
- The cause-specific morbidity and mortality, and referral patterns of all neonates admitted to a tertiary referral hospital in the northern provinces of Vietnam over a one year period.
Miles M, Dung KT, Ha LT, Liem NT, Ha K, Hunt RW, Mulholland K, Morgan C, Russell FM
PLoS One. 2017 Mar; 12(3):e0173407
- A novel point-of-care testing strategy for sexually transmitted infections among pregnant women in high-burden settings: results of a feasibility study in Papua New Guinea.
Badman SG, Vallely LM, Toliman P, Kariwiga G, Lote B, Pomat W, Holmer C, Guy R, Luchters S, Morgan C, Garland SM, Tabrizi S, Whiley D, Rogerson SJ, Mola G, Wand H, Donovan B, Causer L, Kaldor J, Vallely A
BMC Infect Dis. 2016 Jun; 16(1):250
- Feasibility and acceptability of clean birth kits containing misoprostol for self-administration to prevent postpartum hemorrhage in rural Papua New Guinea.
Vallely LM, Homiehombo P, Walep E, Moses M, Tom M, Kelly-Hanku A, Vallely A, Nataraye E, Ninnes C, Mola GD, Morgan C, Kaldor JM, Wand H, Whittaker A, Homer CS
Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2016 Feb; 133(3):301-306
- The effects, safety and acceptability of compact, pre-filled, autodisable injection devices when delivered by lay health workers.
Glenton C, Khanna R, Morgan C, Nilsen ES
Trop Med Int Health. 2013 Aug; 18(8):1002-1016
- Causes of puerperal and neonatal sepsis in resource-constrained settings and advocacy for an integrated community-based postnatal approach.
Miller AE, Morgan C, Vyankandondera J
Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2013 Jul; 123(1):10-15
- Community actions and community-health systems linkages for improved maternal and newborn health: a synthesis of the evidence.
Davis J, Durrant K, Morgan C
Report for Compass: Women’s and Children’s Health Knowledge Hub. 2013 Jul
- How does progress towards the MDG 4 affect inequalities between different subpopulations? Evidence from Nepal.
Nguyen KH, Jimenez-Soto E, Morgan A, Morgan C, Hodge A
J Epidemiol Community Health. 2013 Apr; 67(4):311-319
- Sustainable Health Financing in the Pacific: Tracking Dependency and Transparency
Joel Negin, Wayne Irava, David Leon, Clement Malau, Chris Morgan
Health Policy and Health Finance Knowledge Hub: Working Paper 22. 2012 Nov
- Rubella control in Papua New Guinea: Age-specific immunity informs strategies for introduction of rubella vaccine.
Riddell M, Senn N, Clements CJ, Hobday L, Cowie B, Kurubi J, Kevin A, Siba P, Reeder JC, Morgan C
Vaccine. 2012 Oct; 30(52):7506-7512
- Building health systems capacity in global health graduate programs: reflections from Australian educators.
Negin J, Martiniuk A, Morgan C, Davies P, Zwi A
BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2012 Aug; 12(1):14
- Regional Health Meetings in the Pacific and their Impact on Health Governance
Negin J, Morgan C, Condon R
Global Health Governance. 2012 Jan; V(2)
- Strengthening church and government partnerships for primary health care delivery in Papua New Guinea: Lessons from the international experience
Judith Ascroft, Rohan Sweeney, Margareth Samei, Irene Semos, Chris Morgan
Health Policy and Health Finance Knowledge Hub: Working Paper 16. 2011 Dec
- Improving maternal, newborn and child health in Papua New Guinea through Family and Community Health Care
Abbey Byrne, Chris Morgan
- The contribution of church health services to maternal health care provision in Papua New Guinea.
Mapira P, Morgan C
P N G Med J. 2011 Sep; 54(3-4):139-146
- Formal and informal maternal health care: comparing the service provision of health facilities and village health volunteers in East Sepik Province.
O'Keefe D, Davis J, Yakuna G, Van Gemert C, Morgan C
P N G Med J. 2011 Sep; 54(3-4):147-153
- Community-based care at childbirth - can it safely extend coverage in high mortality settings? Case studies in PNG, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Lao PDR
Chris Morgan, Pilly Mapira, Chris Hagarty, Jenny Kerrison, Louise Sampson, Anna Bauze
Briefing Paper. 2011 Jun
- Melbourne Statement on Prevention of Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus
Endorsed by participants in the WHO Consultation on Best Practices and Tools for Preventing Perinatal Hepatitis B Virus Transmission
- Are hard-to-reach populations being reached with immunization services? Findings from the 2005 Papua New Guinea national immunization coverage survey.
Toikilik S, Tuges G, Lagani J, Wafiware E, Posanai E, Coghlan B, Morgan C, Sweeney R, Miller N, Abramov A, Stewart A, Clements CJ
Vaccine. 2010 Jun; 28(29):4673-4679
- Community-based care at birth – what role can it play in maternal and newborn survival in high mortality settings? Working Paper
Dr Chris Morgan
- Measles in Papua New Guinea: an age-specific serological survey.
Senn N, Riddell M, Omena M, Siba P, Reeder JC, Clements CJ, Morgan C
Vaccine. 2010 Feb; 28(7):1819-1823
- Primary Child Care: A Manual for Health Workers. (Co-contributer to chapters 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, and 18 on case management and counselling)
WHO Publication. 2009 Jul; Second Edition
- Better use of public health campaigns for child survival: impact, processes, costs and future opportunities of the unique Supplementary Immunization Activity carried out in Papua New Guinea 2003 – 2005
Dr. Chris Morgan, Ms Rachael Hinton, Ms Grace Pongua, Mr Herick Aeno, Ms Alma Auwun, Dr C John Clements, Mr Rohan Sweeney, Dr John Reeder, Dr Trevor Duke
Grant application and technical report for the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative, December 2005 to March 2007. 2009 Jan
- Reviewing The Evidence For Primary Health Care Effectiveness – Critical To Improving Health Systems And Community Health. (Book Chapter)
Morgan C, Kermode M
Measuring Effectiveness in Humanitarian and Development Aid, Editor: Andree Renzaho. Nova Science Publishers Inc, New York.. 2007 Jul; Chapter 8
- "Care for Development" intervention in rural China: a prospective follow-up study.
Jin X, Sun Y, Jiang F, Ma J, Morgan C, Shen X
J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2007 Jun; 28(3):213-218
- A vaccine cold chain freezing study in PNG highlights technology needs for hot climate countries.
Wirkas T, Toikilik S, Miller N, Morgan C, Clements CJ
Vaccine. 2007 Jan; 25(4):691-697
- A qualitative evaluation of the immunization program in Papua New Guinea
Clements CJ, Morgan C, Posanai E, Polume H, Sakamoto C
PNG Med J. 2006 Mar; 49(1-2):5-13
- Hepatitis E virus infection as a marker for contaminated community drinking water sources in Tibetan villages.
Toole MJ, Claridge F, Anderson DA, Zhuang H, Morgan C, Otto B, Stewart T
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Feb; 74(2):250-254
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