Doctor Julia C. Cutts

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher


Dr Julia Cutts is a senior postdoctoral researcher in the Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology group.

Julia is passionate about the role of policy-driven research in expediting malaria elimination, particularly in our region. Julia’s research focuses on establishing evidence for the effectiveness of interventions for malaria control and elimination in the Asia Pacific and she is passionate about conducting high quality collaborative research to address knowledge gaps identified by stakeholders in malaria-endemic countries. She is involved in the design, implementation, and analysis of clinical studies assessing interventions to improve malaria control and elimination in Myanmar and the Greater Mekong Subregion.

Julia is also interested in the acquisition of immunity to malaria and she has conducted cross-population studies of antibody responses to P. vivax and pregnancy-associated P. falciparum.

Julia completed her doctorate in Medical Biology at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, focussing on the cytokine response to malaria and risk of severe disease in Papua New Guinean children. She subsequently completed a Master of Public Health at Monash University in 2014.

In 2018, Julia commenced as Program Manager of the Australian Centre of Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination, an NHMRC-supported multi-institute network of researchers working towards the goal of malaria elimination in Asia Pacific by 2030.


  • 2013: Research Officer, Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Burnet Institute
  • 2018: Project Manager, Australian Centre of Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination, University of Melbourne at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
  • 2011-2012: Research Assistant, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  • 2006-2007: Research Assistant, The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research


  • 2014: Master of Public Health, Monash University
  • 2012: DPhil, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute/University of Melbourne
  • 2006: Bachelor of Science (Honours), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research/University of Melbourne
  • 2006: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science, The University of Melbourne

Projects (7)

Current (6)

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

  • Evaluation of Malaria Case-Based Reporting using a mobile phone application in Myanmar

  • Host and parasite factors that predict Artemisinin Resistance reservoirs

  • Impact of declining transmission on immunity and risk of malaria rebound

  • Optimal community-delivered malaria elimination models for the Greater Mekong Sub-region

  • Serological surveillance to identify mosquito exposure and malaria transmission

Publications (17)

2022 (2)

2021 (8)

2020 (3)

2018 (1)

2016 (1)

2014 (2)

News Articles (4)

2021 (1)

2020 (2)

2014 (1)