Infectious Diseases research
The Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health and Monash University incorporates a large clinical service.
We have active research programs in the fields of HIV, viral hepatitis, infections in the immunosuppressed (e.g. malignancy, intensive care and post-splenectomy patients), influenza, drug resistant organisms, antibiotic use, infection prevention and hospital epidemiology.
Our Clinical Research Unit conducts single and multi-centre investigator and industry-initiated studies.
- Professor Margaret Hellard was awarded an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (2016-2020) for her research program ‘Reducing the impact of blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections in young people’.
- Dr James McMahon and Dr Janine Trevillyan were awarded NHMRC Early Career Fellowships to commence in 2016 for their respective projects on prevention of HIV with antiretroviral therapy and eliminating excess cardiovascular risk in people living with HIV.
- Dr Julian Elliott was awarded an NHMRC Partnership Project Grant (2016-2018) of $928,417 to study new approaches to evidence synthesis: ‘Evidence Innovation: transforming the efficiency of systematic review’.
- Professor Allen Cheng is part of the team (CIC), led by University of Sydney’s Professor Tania Sorrell (CIA), awarded a $2.5 million NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Population Health Research (2016-2021). The CRE is entitled ‘Protecting the public from emerging infectious diseases’.
- Professor Jennifer Hoy (CIB), Professor Suzanne Crowe (CIC) and Dr Julian Elliot (CID) were awarded an NHMRC Project Grant (2016-2018) of $632,037 led by Burnet Institute’s Associate Professor Anthony Jaworowski (CIA) and with Doctor Anna Hearps (CIE) of Burnet Institute (CIE) entitled ‘A new monocyte atherogenic phenotype in chronic HIV disease’
27 PhD students
37 journal articles