Structure

Our teams of highly skilled, passionate people work across a broad range of research traditions that span the full spectrum of care – all the way from the lab to impacted individuals and communities. This unique approach allows us to attack infectious disease from every angle and maximises our chances of success.

 

A chart detailing the organisational structure of the Kirby Institute

 

Themes

Basic Science and Pathogenesis

Understand infectious diseases and their behaviour at the cellular and molecular level in order to develop tests, vaccines and treatments.

Research programs:

Theme Director: Professor Miles Davenport

 

Clinical Trials and Therapeutic Interventions

Develop and assess therapeutic interventions for maximum individual and community impact.

Research programs:

Theme Director: Scientia Professor Gregory Dore

 

Populations and Prevention

Working with populations that are most impacted by infection, we study community knowledge, behaviours and barriers to inform effective and accessible solutions.

Research programs:

Theme Director: Professor Andrew Grulich

 

Public Health

Design evidence-based programs that are implemented in a way that maximises successful health outcomes for all.

Research programs:

Theme Director: Professor Rebecca Guy

 

Cross-cutting themes

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, research and education

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Cross-cutting Initiative Lead: Mr Robert Monaghan

 

Approaches to surveillance

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Cross-cutting Initiative Lead: Professor Rebecca Guy

 

Clinical Trial Research

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Cross-cutting Initiative Lead: Professor Gail Matthews and Ms Cate Carey

 

Global Health

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Cross-cutting Initiative Lead: Scientia Professor John Kaldor

 

Health Economics and Health Systems

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Cross-cutting Initiative Lead: Professor Virginia Wiseman

Events