Developing field-based tools and health systems for malaria elimination

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
Burnet Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Jack Richards +61 3 9282 2111 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Ricardo Ataide +61 3 9282 2111

Project Details

Malaria elimination/ eradication is a global commitment that is achievable but which will require the development of novel tools and approaches. This project will include engaging with local communities and stakeholders in malaria-endemic countries to understand practical challenges and needs. It will involve establishing new diagnostic and surveillance tools so that hotspots of transmission can be identified in real-time, and therefore enable targeted responses to the areas and people that are most in need. This will include establishing high-precision geospatial mapping and spatial decision support systems that can guide interventions and monitor the effectiveness of responses. This will include operational research into the deployment of novel diagnostic tools and into the use of new public health approaches. It will focus on malaria elimination activities in the Asia-Pacific but will also seek to broaden these approaches to bring health benefits for a range of other infectious diseases (e.g. vaccine-preventable diseases, blood-borne viruses, other vector-borne diseases). These projects can be tailored to specific student interests.

Faculty Research Themes

Child Health, Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine, Women's Health

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.


Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Burnet Institute

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