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Amelia Savage

Amelia Savage

Amelia Savage

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Program Manager, WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis
Viral Infectious Diseases
Public Health, Clinical and health systems research
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL), WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis
Lab Group(s):
Cowie Group

Amelia is based at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis within VIDRL, where she manages the Victorian Cancer Agency-funded study Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Outcomes in Public Health: an Intervention Collaboration (HepLOGIC). Amelia has a background in microbiology and extensive experience in public health policy, program development, research and health communications. Her work has spanned molecular biology, environmental health and infectious diseases. Amelia has previously held positions at the Victorian Department of Health, the University of Melbourne and Deakin University.

  • Key Achievements
    • After working as a researcher in molecular biology laboratories at Deakin University and the University of Melbourne, Amelia joined the now Victorian Department of Health where she led projects and policy across the public health portfolio. This included a six-year appointment as Principal Policy Advisor Health Protection, a critical support role to the functions of Victoria’s Chief Health Officer. She joined the WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis in 2019 where she manages the HepLOGIC translational research study and contributes to the broader programmatic work of the centre.

    • Hepatitis and liver cancer outcomes in general practice – an intervention collaboration (HepLOGIC)

      HepLOGIC aims to improve the identification and care of people at risk of liver cancer in general practice. Central to the project is a pilot and feasibility study to test a digital clinical decision-support system that uses data from general practice records to prompt risk-based testing and support the clinical care of people living with chronic viral hepatitis. 

    Research Groups
    • Cowie Group

      Ben’s group focuses on viral hepatitis epidemiological research. The team undertakes a broad range of activities supporting local, national and global control of viral hepatitis, through surveillance, treatment and prevention initiatives, and training and regional capacity building. 

      Lab Team

      Cowie Group