Katherine O’Flaherty

PhD Candidate


Katherine completed a Bachelor of Science at Monash University in 2013 with interests in Immunology and Human Pathology. She then went on to complete an honours project at the Burnet within the Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, assessing anti-malarial immunity and the spread of drug resistant P. falciparum throughout malaria endemic populations.

Katherine has since remained a member of the Fowkes Laboratory as a Research Assistant and now as a PhD Candidate at the University of Melbourne.

The focus of Katherine’s project is to determine the functional mechanisms used by antibodies to target malaria infection and to assess the spread of antimalarial drug resistance in large populations based studies.


  • 2015: Research Assistant, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The University of Melbourne

  • 2014: Research Assistant, Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Burnet Institute


2014: Bachelor of Science (Hons), Monash University

Projects (6)

Current (5)

  • Host and parasite factors that predict Artemisinin Resistance reservoirs

  • Immunity to malaria and infectious diseases during pregnancy

  • Immunity, drug efficacy and spread of antimalarial drug resistance

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

  • Serological surveillance to identify mosquito exposure and malaria transmission

Publications (1)

2019 (1)

News Articles (1)

2017 (1)