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A joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital


Research Projects

Project: Understanding the impact of new testing for infectious diseases

McVernon Group

This project aims to establish an initial framework based on available data for assessing the impact of WGS on pre-specified public health outcomes, using tuberculosis as an exemplar. The project will involve interaction with epidemiologists, laboratory staff and policy makers.

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Project Supervisor

Professor Deborah Williamson

Project availability
Master of Biomedical Science

McVernon Group

5 vacancies

Viral Infectious Diseases
Cross Cutting Disciplines

Professor Jodie McVernon is a physician with subspecialty qualifications in public health and vaccinology. She has extensive expertise in clinical vaccine trials, epidemiologic studies and mathematical modelling of infectious diseases, gained at the University of Oxford, Health Protection Agency London and the University of Melbourne. Her work focuses on the application of a range of cross-disciplinary methodological approaches, including mathematical and computational models, to synthesise insights from basic biology, epidemiological data and sociological research. These models advance understanding of the observed epidemiology of infectious diseases and inform understanding of optimal interventions for disease control.