We aim to eliminate the public health threat of infectious diseases, supporting specific global elimination targets for and the Sustainable Development Goals.
We conduct innovative studies, including clinical trials, cohorts and implementation project to generate new knowledge and health outcomes.
Our group works closely with key affected populations including:
- people who inject drugs (PWID)
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- men who have sex with men
- the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
- people in prison
- people at risk of homelessness
Our group is informed by community perspectives and includes community in the design and conduct of our research.
The health outcomes from our have led to changes in national and global guidelines in testing, care and treatment for communities living with infectious diseases.
We have directly supported the roll out of new testing strategies, new person-centred models of care, new treatment and health systems changes to improve health of people living with infectious diseases.
Meet the working group. Together, we are translating research into better health, for all.
Doctor Amanda WadePost-Doc
Amanda is an infectious diseases physician who completed advanced training at The Alfred and Geelong Hospitals...
Ashleigh StewartPhD Candidate; Research Assistant
Ash completed a Bachelor of Nursing in 2013 and went on to complete her Master's in...
Brendan HarneyResearch Assistant; 2022 Student Representative
Brendan completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) in 2016 through Burnet Institute and Monash University...
Doctor Caitlin DouglassSenior Research Officer
Caitlin is a Senior Research Officer in the Disease Elimination program, with a specific focus...
Doctor Elly LaytonPublic Health Registrar
Dr Elly Layton is a Public Health Registrar at the Burnet undertaking her advanced training through the Australasian...
Doctor Emma BeavonPublic Health Registrar
Dr Emma Beavon is a public health registrar at the Burnet Institute undertaking her advanced training through the...
Doctor Imogen ElsumResearch Program Manager
Associate Professor Joseph (Joe) DoyleDeputy Program Director, Disease Elimination; Co-Head, Viral Hepatitis Elimination; NHMRC Clinical Research Fellow
A/Prof Doyle is a clinician-researcher and dual-trained infectious diseases and public health physician. He is...
Doctor Katie HeathSenior Research Officer
Dr Katie Heath MA MSc DPhil is a Senior Research Officer under the Viral Hepatitis...
Kico ChanResearch Nurse/ EC Nurse
Kico completed her Bachelor of Nursing at La Trobe University in 2012. Kico is a registered nurse and has spent a...
Limya EisaResearch Assistant
Limya joined Burnet in 2021 as a Research Assistant working on the Optimise Study. She is a data collector in the...
Margaret Hellard AMDeputy Director, Programs; Adjunct Professor, Monash University, DEPM.
For almost two decades Margaret's work has centred around infectious diseases, preventing...
Doctor Stephanie MunariPublic Health Registrar
Steph is a public health registrar at the Burnet Institute undertaking her advanced training...