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Dr Kudzai Nzenza Kanhutu

Dr Kanhutu is an infectious diseases physician with a background in immunology and French language studies.

Current clinical roles are in refugee health and general infectious diseases.

Special research interests include digital literacy, public health policy and women’s health.

Current research undertakings are in the areas of virtual care and housing as a social determinant of refugee settlement outcomes.

In addition to providing clinical care to patients at RMH and Cohealth Dr Kanhutu is keen to collaborate with researchers working in digital health and/or refugee health.

  • Key Achievements
    • It is a rare honour to be able to work in the rich academic and clinical environment that the Parkville Precinct provides. I aim to continue to contribute and collaborate with others to ensure that our healthcare and research system supports equitable outcomes for all.

      Key achievements in 2017/18;

      • 2017 Victorian Public Health Care awards Winner in the category Excellence in CALD care
      • $691,000 in research grant funds to support digital health and telehealth activities within Melbourne Health 2017/18
      • 2017 Hepatitis Victoria Individual Contribution award
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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
      • Janet Pasricha
        Refugee Health Fellow
      • NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
      • Research Fellow
      • Josh Tynan
        Research Support Officer
      • Infectious Diseases Physician
      • Ben Harrap
        Research Assistant - Refugee Health
      • Christalla Hajisava
        Administration support
      • John Hayman
      • Jennifer Shield
      • Victoria Nikolakakis
        Honors student

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