What we do
We provide the next generation of lab-based researchers and public health + international development experts with opportunities to extend their skills and deepen their experience through our Honours, Masters and PhD programs. Students train with internationally recognised experts and gain valuable feedback in student-focussed seminars and symposia. Along the way, they also have exposure to our uniquely integrated workplace, and nurturing culture. Find out more.
We’re serious about delivering better health for all, and at pace. That’s why we work in integrated teams, maximising the connections between fieldworkers and lab researchers to make practical progress on three core ambitions: eliminating the threat of disease; preparing health systems and populations for future pandemics; and ensuring women, children, and young people have access to the health support they need. Find out more.
We’re committed to supporting local teams in some of the world’s poorest, most remote and most challenging locations to protect the fundamental human right to good health in their communities. Our approach is always collaborative, sustainable and locally led, and we’re proud of our status as the only Australian medical research institute to hold international non-government organisation (NGO) accreditation. Find out more.
Burnet is home to an extraordinary cohort of thinkers and leaders, drawn to us because of our strength as an institution, our clear sense of purpose, and our willingness to do things differently. Across all areas of expertise, our team members are intently focused on equity and justice, deeply invested in the power of collaboration – and proud to be part of Burnet. Find out more.
Reaching for the many
A more equitable world through better health.
To create and translate knowledge into better health, so no-one is left behind.
Respect, Equality, Inclusiveness, Diversity
Led by Burnet, EC Australia has reduced rates of hep C by 50%. We’re now half way to our elimination goal, and sharing our expertise with the world.
We led 44 projects in the global COVID-19 response, across diagnostics, vaccines, antivirals, public health, modelling and international development.
Endorsed by WHO, the quick and affordable VISITECT CD4 diagnostic tool enables better care for 35 million HIV-infected people in low-income countries.
We helped local teams stabilise the tuberculosis emergency in PNG. Treatment success rates increased from 50% in 2013 to over 80% from 2016 onwards.
The experienced leaders of our Board of Directors oversee the governance, risk management and strategic direction of the Institute.
Advisory Committee (iSAC)
The Independent Scientific Advisory Committee (iSAC) provides advice to the Burnet Board, Director and CEO, and to the Executive. A key role of the Committee is to provide opinion and challenge specific questions raised by the CEO and Executive related to research direction, goals and objectives.Committee Members
At Burnet, we believe in sharing our knowledge gains with colleagues around the world, to support global progress on health equity. Hundreds of peer-reviewed publications are available here.VIEW ALL RESEARCH
Van Heer C, Majumdar SS, Parta I, Martinie M, Dawson R, West D, Hewett L, Lister D, Sutton B, O’Brien DP, Cowie BC
- 01 Dec 2023
Gabriela M, Barnes CBG, Leong D, Sleebs BE, Schneider MP, Littler DR, Crabb BS, de Koning-Ward TF, Gilson PR
- 05 Nov 2023
Ayuandini S, Habito M, Ellis S, Kennedy E, Akiyama M, Binder G, Nanwani S, Sitanggang M, Budiono N, Ramly AA, Humphries-Waa K, Azzopardi PS, Hennegan J
- 27 Oct 2023
Join our team
We are always on the lookout for people who believe in the power of collaboration, and who care about improving health in the communities we serve. Explore the latest opportunities below.Positions at Burnet
Complaints or Feedback
Burnet Institute welcomes feedback from our stakeholders to improve the quality of our work, improve efficiency and if necessary, to take remedial action to address issues raised.
We take all complaints seriously and will handle these in a timely and sensitive manner protecting the privacy of stakeholders.
Burnet Institute's complaint-handling policy is available for download.
Complaints should be made by contacting Burnet Institute’s complaints officer (Chief of Staff) by calling +61 3 9282 2111, emailing email@example.com or in writing to Chief of Staff, Burnet Institute, GPO Box 2284 Melbourne 3001.
Burnet Institute is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and should you feel your complaint has not been completely satisfied then you can contact ACFID at: Private Bag 3, Deakin, ACT, 2600 or by calling +61 2 6285 1816, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.