Associate Professor Joseph (Joe) Doyle

Deputy Program Director, Disease Elimination; Co-Head, Viral Hepatitis Elimination; NHMRC Clinical Research Fellow


Joseph is a physician and researcher with a particular interest in the epidemiology, management and prevention of blood borne viruses (HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B).

With a background in clinical medicine, Joseph specialised in infectious diseases at the Alfred where he works as a consultant physician. He completed his MPH at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and his public health fellowship was undertaken at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory and Burnet Institute. His PhD at Burnet and Monash School of Population Health was focused on the effectiveness of early hepatitis C treatment.

Joseph is currently undertaking his NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellowship aiming to improve population health and treatment for hepatitis C infection at Burnet and Department of Infectious Diseases at Monash University. He is co-head of Viral Hepatitis Research and the clinical director of the hepatitis C TAP (Treatment and Prevention Study) at Burnet.


  • Deputy Program Director, Disease Elimination, Burnet Institute
  • Co-Head, Viral Hepatitis Elimination, Burnet Institute
  • NHMRC Clinical Research Fellow, Monash University
  • Senior Research Fellow, Department of Infectious Diseases, Monash University
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Gastroenterology, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Population Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
  • Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician, The Alfred Hospital, Victoria, Australia


  • 2015-2016: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Gastroenterology, St Vincent’s Hospital and University of Melbourne
  • 2011-2014: PhD Candidate, Burnet Institute, Centre for Population Health
  • 2008-2011: Infectious Diseases Fellowship undertaken at the Royal Melbourne, Alfred and St Vincent’s Hospitals, and the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Victoria, Australia


  • 2015: PhD, Monash University
  • 2014: FAFPHM, Fellow of Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Australia
  • 2011: FRACP in Infectious Diseases, Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australia
  • 2006: MPH, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
  • 2005: BA (Hons), Department of Political Science, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 2002: MBBS, University of Melbourne, Australia


  • 2017: Burnet Institute Gust-McKenzie Medal
  • 2014: NHMRC Early Career Fellowship
  • 2011: NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship

Projects (24)

Current (16)

  • Barriers to hepatocellular carcinoma screening uptake in Victoria

  • Blood-borne virus and STI self-testing❗Student Projects Available

  • Cancer information compared to Hepatitis B information to INcreAse hepatitis B testing in Melbourne’s Chinese community (CHINA-B study)

  • DARE C: ATAHC II Substudy

  • EC Australia: Eliminate Hepatitis C Australia Partnership

  • EC Partnership: Eliminate Hepatitis C Partnership

  • National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce

  • Natural history and response to treatment recent hepatitis C virus infection among a cluster of HCV genotype-1b infected individuals

  • Optimising Quarantine Study

  • Sexual health and STIs among people who use drugs❗Student Projects Available

  • The elimination of hepatitis C as a global public health threat

  • The International Collaboration on Hepatitis C Elimination in HIV Cohorts (InCHEHC)

  • The Optimise Study: Optimising Isolation, Quarantine and Distancing for COVID-19

  • The PharmEC REACH study

  • The QuickStart Study

  • What drives hepatitis C reinfection?

Past (4)

  • co-EC Study: Eliminating hepatitis C/HIV coinfection

  • Eliminating hepatitis C infection in Victoria through treatment scale up

  • Examining hepatitis C reinfection among HIV co-infected gay and bisexual men

  • Hepatitis B infection in Australian prisons

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2020 (17)

2019 (19)

2018 (9)

2017 (6)

2016 (7)

2015 (5)

2014 (6)

2013 (9)

2012 (2)

2011 (3)

News Articles (40)

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2016 (9)

2014 (3)