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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

      • Dr Sarah Hanieh
        Paediatrician and Early Career Research Fellow
      • Dr Thach Tran
        Early Career Research Fellow
      • Postgraduate researcher
      • Christelle Buffet
        Research Assistant (laboratory)
      • Dr Nga Thi Hoang Nguyen
        Research Assistant (epidemiology)
      • Dr Amir Ansari
        Honorary Fellow
      • Beth Hilton Thorpe
        International project administrator
      • Christalla Hajisava
        Administration support
      • Dr Nadia Chaves
        Infectious Diseases Physician and Refugee Health Fellow
      • Dr Joanne Gardiner
        GP and Refugee Health Fellow
      • Dr Thomas Schulz
        Infectious Diseases Physician and Refugee Health Fellow

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