Staff & Students

Doctor Shahidul Islam

TB Specialist-Public Health

Adam Johnson

Research Assistant, Tachedjian Laboratory (Retroviral Biology and Antivirals)

Alexander Thomas

Research Assistant

Doctor Alisa Pedrana

Senior Research Fellow, Eliminate Hepatitis C Australia Coordinator

Associate Professor Alyssa Barry

Honorary Principal Research Fellow

Amy Kirwan

Program Manager (Behaviours and Health Risks), Outreach Manager

Doctor Andy Poumbourios

Co-Head, Viral Entry and Vaccines Group

Doctor Angela Davis

Research Fellow

Anna Bowring

Senior Technical Advisor, NHMRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Doctor Anna Hearps

Deputy Program Director, Disease Elimination

Anna Roberts

Executive Business & Programs Manager, Optima Consortium for Decision Science

Doctor Anna Wilkinson

Research Fellow

Anna Palmer

Research Assistant

Ashleigh Stewart

PhD Candidate; Research Assistant

Doctor Aung Pyae Phyo

Postdoctoral fellow

Barry Karo

TB/HIV Provincial Coordinator (New Ireland)

Doctor Ben Coghlan

Co-Program Director, Health Security

Doctor Berhan Ayele Haile

Research Officer

Professor Brendan Crabb AC

Director and CEO; Co-Head Malaria Research Laboratory; Chair, Victorian Chapter of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI)

Brendan Harney

Research Assistant

Brianna Jesaveluk

PhD Student

Bridget Draper

Research Assistant

Bruce Parnell

Health Systems Partnership Specialist

Doctor Bruce Wines

Research Officer, Immune Therapies Group

Caitlin Douglass

PhD student and Research Assistant

Doctor Campbell Aitken

Research Fellow

Carol El-Hayek


Caroline Taunton

Surveillance Officer | Master of Philosophy (Applied Epidemiology) Candidate

Chad Hughes

Head of International Development; Regional Director, Mekong

Chad Johnson

Optical Microscopist

Charles Narh

Postdoctoral Research Officer

Charlotte Wirtz

Honours student

Chloe Layton

EC Nurse co-ordinator

Doctor Chris Morgan

Honorary Senior Principal Research Fellow

Chris Seaman

PhD Student

Christine Langer

Laboratory Manager & Research Assistant, Malaria Research: Immunity, Vaccines and New Therapies

Clarissa Moreira

PhD Student and Research Assistant

Doctor Dani Lin

Infectious Diseases Specialist

Doctor Daniela van Santen

Postdoctoral fellow

Doctor Danielle Horyniak

NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow

David Tyssen

Research Officer, Tachedjian Laboratory (Retroviral Biology and Antivirals)

Associate Professor David Anderson

Deputy Director (Partnerships), Burnet Institute; Co-Head, Global Health Diagnostics Development

Professor David Wilson

Head of Infectious Disease Modelling

David Delgado Diaz

PhD Student

Doctor Debra ten Brink

Research Assistant

Desmond Gul

PhD Student

Dominic Delport

Research Assistant

Edwin Kwong

Research Assistant

Doctor Elissa Kennedy

Co-Program Director, Maternal and Child Health; Co-Head Global Adolescent Health

Eliza Davidson

PhD Candidate

Ellen Kearney

PhD Candidate

Elspeth Kendall-Carpenter

TB Public Health Nurse

Emma Woods

Research Assistant

Professor Eric Gowans

Honorary position

Felicia Schlotthauer

PhD Student

Filip Djordjevic

Research Assistant

Doctor Fiona Angrisano

Senior Research Officer

Professor Freya J.I. Fowkes

Deputy Program Director, Maternal and Child Health

Freya Saich

Lead Policy Officer, EC Australia

Doctor Gaoqian Feng

Postdoctoral Scientist, Malaria Research: Immunity, Vaccines and New Therapies Laboratory

Professor Geoff Pietersz

Honorary Burnet Institute Senior Principal Fellow

Geoffrey Chan

International Health and Development Officer

Gergana Nedelcheva

Project Accountant

Professor Gilda Tachedjian

Head of Life Sciences; Head of Tachedjian Laboratory (Retroviral Biology and Antivirals)

Professor Gregory Tannock

Emeritus Professor, Burnet Institute Visiting Fellow

Doctor Greta E Weiss

Research Officer

Hannah Boga Sageto

Finance & Administration Coordinator (SKPA)

Professor Heidi E Drummer

Program Director, Disease Elimination; Co-Head, Drummer/Poumbourios Laboratory

Doctor Helen Zihui Wei

Research Officer

Doctor Herbert Opi

Postdoctoral Scientist

Ho Yin (Ashley) Lam

Honours Student

Huy Van

Senior Development Scientist, Global Health Diagnostics

Doctor Imogen Elsum

Research Program Manager

Irene Boo

Research Assistant, Drummer/Poumbourios Laboratory

Associate Professor Jack Richards

Group Head, NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Infectious Diseases Physician

Doctor Jack Wallace

Senior Research Officer

Jack Gunn

Research Assistant

Doctor Jacqui Richmond

Program Manager, Workforce Development and Health Service Delivery, EC Australia

Professor James Beeson

Deputy Director (People); Head of Malaria Immunity and Vaccines Laboratory; Adjunct Professor Monash University

Doctor James McMahon

Research Fellow

Jennifer Dittmer

Research Assistant

Doctor Jessica Howell

NHMRC Post Doctoral research fellow

Jessica Horton

PhD Student

Doctor Jo-Anne Chan

Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Joey McGregor

PhD Student

John Pukali

Program Coordinator – SKPA Program

Associate Professor Joseph Doyle

Deputy Program Director, Disease Elimination; Co-Head, Viral Hepatitis Elimination; NHMRC Clinical Research Fellow

Doctor Joshua Hayward

Research Officer

Joshua Dawe

Research Assistant

Doctor Judy Gold

Senior Research Officer

Doctor Julia C. Cutts

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher

Doctor Julian Elliott

HIV Clinical Advisor

Juliana Burbur Makap

TB/HIV Provincial Coordinator (East New Britain)

Kate Mills

Project Manager

Kico Chan

Research Nurse/ EC Nurse

Professor Leanne Robinson

Co-Program Director, Health Security; Senior Principal Research Fellow, Group Leader, Vector-Borne Diseases and Tropical Public Health

Doctor Linda Reiling

Senior Research Officer, Malaria Research: Immunity, Vaccines and New Therapies

Doctor Lindi Masson

Senior Research Fellow

Doctor Liriye Kurtovic

Postdoctoral Research Officer

Lisa Davidson

Deputy Program Director, Behaviours and Health Risks; Sexual and Reproductive Health Specialist

Lisa Vitasovich

Project Accountant

Long Nguyen

Data Manager

Madeline Dans

PhD Student

Professor Margaret Hellard AM

Deputy Director (Programs); Adjunct Professor, Monash University, DEPM.

Professor Mark A Stoové

Head of HIV Elimination Program

Professor Mark Hogarth

Head, Immune Therapies Group

Marvad Ahad

Honours Student

Maura Elaripe

Project Officer - SKPA Program

Melissa Wright

EC Training and Education Coordinator

Mellissa Bryant

Senior Researcher

Meredith Tutumang

PNG Country Representative

Merryn Roe

PhD Candidate

Michael Curtis

PhD Student and Research Assistant

Michael Traeger

Research Assistant and PhD Student

Mikha Gabriela

PhD student

Doctor Minh Duc Pham

Senior Research Officer

Molly Schneider

Research Assistant

Doctor Mulu Woldegiorgis

Research Officer

Naanki Pasricha

Program Engagement Manager

Naomi Vincent

Vector Borne Surveillance Officer

Doctor Ned Latham

Research assistant

Doctor Nick Scott


Doctor Odunayo Johnson Alakaye

Tuberculosis Specialist (Care and Treatment)

Parker Franck Hou

Project Officer - SKPA Program

Doctor Paul Gilson

Co-head, Malaria Virulence and Drug Discovery Group, and Head of Burnet Cell Imaging Facility

Professor Paul Dietze

Program Director, Behaviours and Health Risks

Paul Agius

Applied Statistician and Burnet Institute Senior Fellow

Associate Professor Peter Higgs

Burnet Senior Fellow. Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health, La Trobe University

Doctor Philipp du Cros

Infectious Diseases Specialist, TB Elimination and Implementation Science

Doctor Philippe Boeuf

Senior Research Officer

Doctor Phone Myint Win

Country Representative, Myanmar

Doctor Phyo Aung

PhD Candidate

Rachael Farquhar

International Research Project Officer, Project Manager

Doctor Rachel Sacks-Davis

Research Officer

Doctor Raffi Gugasyan

Head of Diagnostic Markers and Chronic Immune Disorders Group (Gugasyan Laboratory)

Doctor Rebecca Winter

Senior Research Officer

Doctor Rebecca Dabbs

Senior Research Officer

Rebecca Narokobi

Senior Molecular Scientist

Doctor Riya Palchaudhuri

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Doctor Rob J Center

Senior Research Officer

Doctor Romesh Abeysuriya

Senior Research Officer – Computational Epidemic Modelling

Sally von Bibra

Research Officer

Sam McEwen

Epidemiology and Surveillance Research Officer

Samson Poesi

SR TB/HIV Manager/Technical Team Leader

Sandra Chishimba

PhD Student

Shaun Coutts

Surveillance Officer / Applied Epidemiology Scholar

Doctor Shazia Ruybal

Postdoctoral Researcher

Doctor Shelley Walker

Research Officer

Doctor Sherrie Kelly

Applications Team Lead

Doctor Sneha Saxena

Research Officer

Stacia Finch

Project Officer-Health Information and Quality Improvement

Stelliana Goutzamanis

PhD student

Doctor Stenard Hiasihri

Team Leader, Fleming Fund Country Grant

Stephanie Franet

Project Manager

Doctor Stephanie Munari

Public Health Registrar

Stephanie Curtis

Surveillance Officer / Master of Philosophy (Applied Epidemiology) Scholar

Professor Steve Graham

Senior Principal Research Fellow

Doctor Suman Majumdar

Deputy Program Director, Health Security and Know-C19

Sylvia Pako

TB Treatment Supervisor Coordinator

Doctor Tafireyi Marukutira

PhD Student & Research Assistant

Tessie Clip

TB Treatment Supervisor Coordinator (New Ireland)

Doctor Tharindu Wickramaarachchi

Mathematical Modeller

Doctor Thi Nguyen

Data Manager

Doctor Thin Mar Win

Research and Development Manager

Tim Spelman


Tom Tidhar

Research Assistant

Troy Combo

Program Manager, Aboriginal Health Plan, EC Australia

Doctor Wijnand Van Den Boom

Research Officer

Doctor Win Han Oo

Senior Program Manager (Health Security)

Doctor Win Lei Yee

Clinical Services Manager

Yapu Kamasa

TB/HIV Treatment Supervisor Coordinator (West New Britain)

Yasmin Mohamed

Women's and Children's Health Specialist

Doctor Yinzong Xiao

PhD Student