Dr Leanne Robinson BSc Adv (Hons) Syd PhD Melb MPHTM JCU is a Senior Research Fellow and Group Leader and Head of the Vector Borne Diseases Unit at the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Institute of Medical Research in Madang.
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 an ongoing appointment with 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.
- 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 - present: 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
- 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
- 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
- Patterns of protective associations differ for antibodies to P.falciparum-infected erythrocytes and merozoites in immunity against malaria in children.
Chan JA, Stanisic DI, Duffy MF, Robinson LJ, Lin E, Kazura JW, King CL, Siba PM, Fowkes FJ, Mueller I, Beeson JG
Eur J Immunol. 2017 Aug; Epub ahead of print
- Effects of liver-stage clearance by Primaquine on gametocyte carriage of Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum.
Wampfler R, Hofmann NE, Karl S, Betuela I, Kinboro B, Lorry L, Silkey M, Robinson LJ, Mueller I, Felger I
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul; 11(7):e0005753
- Synergistic effect of IL-12 and IL-18 induces TIM3 regulation of γδ T cell function and decreases the risk of clinical malaria in children living in Papua New Guinea.
Schofield L, Ioannidis LJ, Karl S, Robinson LJ, Tan QY, Poole DP, Betuela I, Hill DL, Siba PM, Hansen DS, Mueller I, Eriksson EM
BMC Med. 2017 Jun; 15(1):114
- Naturally Acquired Binding-Inhibitory Antibodies to Plasmodium vivax Duffy Binding Protein in Pregnant Women Are Associated with Higher Birth Weight in a Multicenter Study.
Requena P, Arévalo-Herrera M, Menegon M, Martínez-Espinosa FE, Padilla N, Bôtto-Menezes C, Malheiro A, Hans D, Castellanos ME, Robinson L, Samol P, Kochar S, Kochar SK, Kochar DK, Desai M, Sanz S, Quintó L, Mayor A, Rogerson S, Mueller I, Severini C, Del Portillo HA, Bardají A, Chitnis CC, Menéndez C, Dobaño C
Front Immunol. 2017 Feb; Epub ahead of print
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