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Doctor Leanne Robinson

Senior Research Fellow and Research Group Leader

Background

Dr Leanne Robinson BSc Adv (Hons) Syd PhD Melb MPHTM JCU is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Vector Borne Diseases and Tropical Public Health Group in the Disease Elimination Program at the Burnet Institute.

Her research focuses on malaria epidemiology and implementation research for control/elimination of malaria and neglected tropical diseases. It is a highly collaborative and inter-disciplinary research program, with strong links to disease control programs. It also prioritises strengthening the capacity of researchers and health workers in endemic countries and creating opportunities for masters and PhD training. Leanne has spent the past 10 years living and working in PNG. She was Head of the Vector Borne Diseases Unit at the PNG Institute of Medical Research in Madang (2012-2017) and has led the malaria epidemiology team since 2009.

Leanne has an ongoing appointment with the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, the Division of Population Health and Immunity at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and is an honorary fellow of the University of Melbourne and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.

Appointments

  • 2017 - present: Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University
  • 2017 - present: Adjunct Principal Research Fellow, PNG Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea
  • 2016 - present: Research Group Leader, Burnet Institute, Victoria, Australia
  • 2015 - present: Laboratory Head, Population Health and Immunity Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Victoria, Australia
  • 2013 - 2017: Head of Vector Borne Diseases Unit, PNG Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea
  • 2011-2016: NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, PNG Institute of Medical Research/ Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
  • 2009-2011: Postdoctoral Fellow, Vector Borne Diseases Unit, PNG Institute of Medical Research, Madang, Papua New Guinea
  • 2009-present: Honorary fellow, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 2009-2011: Postdoctoral Fellow, Infection and Immunity Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Victoria, Australia
  • 2005-2009: NHMRC Dora Lush PhD Candidate, Infection and Immunity Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Victoria, Australia

Qualifications

  • 2011: Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Australia
  • 2009: Doctor of Philosophy, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research & University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2002: Bachelor of Advanced Science (Hons), University of Sydney, Australia

Awards

  • 2018: Gust Translational Fellowship
  • 2014: Young Alumnae Award, The Women’s College, University of Sydney
  • 2012-17: Craven & Shearer Award, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
  • 2011: CJ Martin Early Career Research Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council
  • 2005: Dora Lush Biomedical Postgraduate Scholarship, National Health and Medical Research Council
  • 2003: University Medal, University of Sydney

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