Sepsis is a lethal disease in Australia and globally. There has never been a greater need to develop a test that can provide a rapid diagnosis.
Peter McGlynn has a background in International Public Health, disaster response and broad-based development in the Papua New Guinea context and is the director of a community-based NGO in rural East Sepik Province, PNG.
His PhD topic is “Local maternal & child health data informing health policy and practice in rural East Sepik Province, PNG”. He is being supervised by Associate Professor Stanley Luchters (Burnet), Professor Jane Fisher (Jean Hailes), Professor Andre Renzaho (UWS) and Professor Mike Toole AM (Burnet). The PhD research is assessing the local evidence of nutritional status on the health and mortality of children and mothers in rural PNG. Peter has previously worked in disaster response with the International Medical Corps in both Albania and Kosova.
His undergraduate degree was in Applied Science (Chiropractic) with post-graduate studies in neuroscience and functional neurology. He has over 20 years clinical experience as well as being active in undergraduate and postgraduate education.