The Department of Infectious Diseases Research Team, in partnership with the Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (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
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, which, over 25 years and with the contribution of thousands of volunteers, is regarded as one of the leading hubs for clinical trials of new treatments and technologies.
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- Professor Eugene Athan, Director
- A/Professor Daniel O’Brien, Deputy Director
- A/Professor Deb Friedman, Infectious Diseases Physician
- Dr Andrew Hughes, Infectious Diseases Physician
- Dr Amanda Wade, Infectious Diseases Physician
- Dr Sarah Huffam, Infectious Diseases Physician
- Dr Aaron Walton, Infectious Diseases Physician
- Dr Cameron Jeremiah, Infectious Diseases Physician
- Dr Raquel Cowan, Infectious Diseases Physician
- Ms Maricar Mesoga, Administrative support
- Dr Nilakshi Waidyatillake, Epidemiologist
- Dr Christine Roder, Research Assistant
- Alana Sarah, Clinical Trial Coordinator
- Bree Sarah, Clinical Trial Coordinator
- Louise O’Callaghan Clinical Trial Coordinator
- Jo Chambers, Clinical Trial Coordinator
- Sue Lamb, Clinical Trial Coordinator
- Kate Ellis, Clinical Trial Coordinator
- Christine Roder PhD
- Darcie Cooper PhD candidate
- Selorm Avemegah PhD
- Carly Botheras PhD candidate
- Rochelle Hamilton PhD candidate
- Mitchell Clements Honours
- Brodie Tweeddale Honours
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 with 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 blood stream infections
- $5000 –$20000: Develop serology test for Buruli Ulcer exposure.
- >$20000: Biobank for all prosthetic joint infections in region
Last Modified: Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Professor Eugene Athan MBBS, FRACP (Infec Dis), MPH, MD
Director, Department of Infectious Diseases
Barwon Health, University Hospital Geelong
66 Bellerine St, Geelong Vic 3220
Phone (03) 4215 2375