The Department of Infectious Diseases Research Team, in partnership with the GCEID, is a multidisciplinary group that tackles the transmission, treatment and prevention of some of the public’s most pressing health challenges, including:
- Healthcare-associated infections
- Emerging infectious diseases
- Mycobacteria ulcerans (Buruli Ulcer)
- Infections of medical devices
- C. difficile infection
- Hepatitis C
- Infective endocarditis (infection of the heart)
- Antimicrobial resistance
- Staphylococcal infections
In addition, we are leaders in development of strategies and safeguards in the areas of refugee health and antimicrobial stewardship (responsible use of antibiotics).
Our Department is also a significant and active member of the Barwon Health Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), which, over 25 years and with the contribution of thousands of volunteers, is regarded as one of the leading hubs for clinical trials in the development of new treatments and technologies. The CTU is renowned for its start-up timelines and is national lead on the majority of its global commercially sponsored clinical trials.
Keen to find out more about clinical trials at Barwon Health?
Click here to watch CTU trials in COVID-19 vaccines and other infections: Ms Kathryn Ellis, Manager, Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), Barwon Health (7 min)
Click here to watch Infectious disease trials in shingles vaccine, long COVID: Prof Eugene Athan, Director, Dept of Infectious Diseases, Barwon Health (3 min)
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- Professor Eugene Athan, Director BSW Public Health Unit
- A/Professor Daniel O’Brien, Director Department of Infectious Diseases
- Dr Caroline Bartolo, Infectious Diseases Physician
- A/Professor Andrew Hughes, Infectious Diseases Physician
- Dr Amanda Wade, Infectious Diseases Physician
- Dr Sarah Huffam, Infectious Diseases Physician
- Dr Aaron Walton, Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist
- Dr Cameron Jeremiah, Infectious Diseases Physician
- Dr Nomvuyo Mothobi, Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist
- Dr Callum Maggs, Infectious Diseases Physician
- Dr Bridgette McNamara, Epidemilogist
- Dr Michael Muleme, Epidemiologist
- Dr Christine Roder, Research Assistant
- Jo Chambers, Clinical Trial Coordinator
- Fahriya Zandari, Clinical Trial Coordinator
- Kate Ellis, Clinical Trial Unit Manager
- Anne Welsh, Clinical Trial Coordinator
- Darcie Cooper, PhD candidate
- Selorm Avemegah, PhD
- Carly Botheras, PhD candidate
- Rochelle Hamilton, PhD candidate
- Mitchell Clements, Honours
- Brodie Tweeddale, Honours
- DoH - The long-term physical and psychological consequences of COVID-19 infection: a comparative observational study in Regional Victoria: 2020-2021
Support Our Research
Participate in a Clinical Trial
To find out about clinical trials currently underway at Barwon Health, click here.
Clinical trials require ongoing investment and there are several ways to support this amazing work.
You can make a donation today and contribute to an item on our research wish list, consider a bequest in your will, or establish a lasting legacy fund in your name. No matter what size, your philanthropic support will deliver an immediate impact.
To donate now or for more information and further discuss your support, please contact the Barwon Health Foundation.
- $1000 -$5000: Prospective database for Staph aureus bloodstream infections
- $5000 –$20000: Develop serology test for Buruli Ulcer exposure.
- >$20000: Biobank for all prosthetic joint infections in region
Last Modified: Thursday, 26 October 2023
Professor Eugene Athan MBBS, FRACP (Infec Dis), MPH, MD
Director, Department of Infectious Diseases
Phone (03) 4215 2375
Ms Kate Ellis
Clinical Trials Unit Manager
Adrian Costa Clinical trials Centre
Phone (03) 4215 2878
Barwon Health, University Hospital Geelong
66 Bellerine St, Geelong Vic 3220