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Associate Professor Freya J.I. Fowkes

Deputy Program Director, Maternal and Child Health

Background

An NHMRC Fellow, Associate Professor Fowkes is Deputy Program Director, Maternal and Child Health, and Head, Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Burnet Institute.

Associate Professor Freya Fowkes completed her doctorate in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the University of Oxford and post-doctoral training at New York University and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

Her research program spans basic science, epidemiology, statistics and mathematical modelling and focuses on malaria in high risk populations, antimalarial drug resistance and malaria elimination.

She is involved in several multinational studies of drug resistance and malaria elimination and works with international partners, including WHO and National Malaria Control Programs, to translate findings into relevant malaria control, elimination and surveillance strategies.

Appointments

  • 2019 – NHMRC Career Development Fellow
  • 2017: Deputy Program Director, Maternal and Child Health, Burnet Institute (acting Director, 2018)
  • 2018 - Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
  • 2016 - Associate Professor, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
  • 2014 - 2018: ARC Future Fellow
  • 2012 - 2017: Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
  • 2012 - 2017: Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
  • 2011: Head of Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Burnet Institute, Victoria, Australia
  • 2010 - 2013: NHMRC Public Health Training Fellow
  • 2010 - 2015: 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

Awards

  • 2018: Frank Fenner Award for Medical Research
  • 2017: Crofts Publication Award
  • 2016: ARC Georgina Sweet Award for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science
  • 2014: Gust-McKenzie Medal for Medical Research

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