Eliza Davidson

PhD Candidate


Eliza completed a Bachelor of Science at Monash University in 2015, with double majors in Genetics and Developmental Biology. She then undertook an Honours project with the Fowkes/Beeson lab, assessing the role of red blood cell polymorphisms in susceptibility to malaria in pregnancy.

Eliza is now a PhD student in the Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group. In her PhD she is investigating risk factors for anaemia during pregnancy and postpartum in a cohort of women from Papua New Guinea. The contributions of genes, diet and infectious diseases to anaemia during pregnancy and postpartum will be determined, and potential associations with adverse birth outcomes investigated. Additionally, the relationship between iron status and infection (Plasmodium species and sexually transmitted infections) will be evaluated.


  • Bachelor of Science, double major in Genetics and Developmental Biology, Monash University.

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  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies

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