The Kirby Institute has quickly mobilised our teams to bring our knowledge, experience and collaborative networks to support the global efforts to control COVID-19.

We have a strong track-record in designing solutions to infectious disease threats that can be scaled for maximum impact across diverse communities and populations. Too often, minorities and marginalised populations are most at risk. By putting the most affected communities at the heart of our research, we have designed tests, treatments and cures that have the most chance of success across a range of communities and settings.

Our COVID-19 research is centred around three core areas: understand, intervene, implement; and is underpinned by the principle of working with vulnerable communities. Read more here.

For the latest COVID-19 information, visit our resources page.

The following Kirby Institute staff are currently working on COVID-19.

Program head: 
Program contact: 
Media and Communications Manager
Kirby Institute Manager
Program team: 
Professor and Program Head
Professor and Program Head
Professor Theme Director, Implementation Research Program Head, Surveillance Evaluation and Research Program
Professor and Program Head
Professor and Program Head
Head, Biosecurity Program, and Professor of Global Biosecurity, Kirby Institute and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow
Adjunct Associate Professor
PhD Student
PhD Student
Research Assistant
Senior Research Associate
Senior Research Fellow
Research Associate
PhD candidate - Year 3
Senior Research Fellow and Group Leader
Associate Professor
Senior Research Fellow
Senior Research Fellow and Group Leader, Mathematical Epidemiology and Evaluation Research Group
Post-doctoral research fellow
Research Fellow
Senior Research Fellow
Senior Lecturer
Program Head, Therapeutic Vaccine and Research Program, Kirby Institute
Postdoctoral researcher
Infectious Disease Modelling for Public Health Policy
Professor in Health Economics and Health Systems, Lead for Cross Cutting Initiative in Health Economics and Health Systems
Research Fellow
Working in partnership with NSW Health: 
Lead, Decentralised Diagnostics Implementation Research Group
Research Fellow
Research Officer
Project Manager
Research Fellow
Visiting Fellow