Desmond Gul

PhD Student


Des is a PhD student under the supervision of Dr Leanne Robinson and Associate Professor Freya Fowkes. His project is looking at using routine health facility data and community surveys to spatially map out and characterise the heterogenous epidemiology of malaria transmission in PNG. The project will also investigate how these data can be used to identify drivers and barriers towards malaria elimination in PNG and to design and model effective targeted interventions for optimum impact.

Des has dabbled into various fields such as molecular genetics and dance before discovering epidemiology and public health much later. He still has an interest in those areas but now finds analysing and modelling statistical datasets intriguing and exciting.


  • 2016: MPH, Infectious Disease Control, UNSW, Australia
  • 2005: BPSA, Contemporary Dance, Unitec, New Zealand
  • 2002: MSc, Medical Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2000: BA & BSc, French & Biological Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand


  • 2018: Research Training Scholarship/Australian Postgraduate Award

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