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Dr Christopher Morgan

Dr Christopher Morgan

Dr Christopher Morgan

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Postgraduate researcher
Malaria, Tuberculosis, Viral Infectious Diseases, Dengue, Emerging Infections, Hepatitis
Global Health, Public Health, Translational and Clinical Research
Department of Medicine
Lab Group(s):
Biggs Group

Dr Christopher Morgan is a paediatrician, research program manager and PhD student in the Melbourne Academic Centre. Chris’ work combines operational research, development projects, and global policy advice to the World Health Organization (WHO). His focus is on better health services for women and children in Papua New Guinea (PNG), Myanmar and similar resource-constrained settings. Chris is researching integration, testing whether the unparalleled reach of immunisation programs can be leveraged for a broader range of healthcare. He has worked on international health at the Burnet Institute since 2001, prior to which he spent eight years working in Nepal and China (Tibet).

  • Key Achievements
    • Chris has worked in international health development and research for over 25 years, including front-line work in rural hospitals and community health programs in Nepal and Tibet; grass-roots investigations in remote PNG; national policy and planning in China, PNG, and Myanmar; and strategising for global health development partners. He chairs the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee at WHO headquarters, Geneva. He is a principal for Immunization, Vaccines and Immunity at the Burnet Institute. Chris received the Cicely Williams medal for tropical paediatrics during studies in Liverpool in 1990, and was made Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Paediatrics) in 1991.

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    Research Groups
    • Biggs Group


      Lab Team

      Biggs Group

      • Beth Hilton Thorpe
        Biggs Group Consultant
      • Ricardo Ataide
        Senior Research Fellow in Global Health Trials
      • Senior Research Fellow
      • Christalla Hajisava
        Administration support
      • Janet Pasricha
        Refugee Health Fellow
      • Dr Joanne Gardiner
        Refugee Health Fellow
      • Jacob Egwunye
        Research Assistant - Global Health
      • Ben Harrap
        Research Assistant - Refugee Health
      • Christalla Hajisava
        Admin/Project Support Officer
      • Sarah Hanieh
        Honorary Senior Fellow
      • John Hayman
      • Jennifer Shield
      • Dominic Hare
        PhD student
      • Dr Thomas Schulz
      • Victoria Nikolakakis
        Honors student

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