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Dr Kudzai Nzenza Kanhutu

Dr Kudzai Nzenza Kanhutu

Dr Kudzai Nzenza Kanhutu

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Immunology, Viral Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Resistance, Bacterial and Parasitic Infections
Education & Professional Development, Global Health, Public Health
The University of Melbourne, Department of Infectious Diseases
Lab Group(s):
Biggs Group

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

      • Dr Janet Pasricha
        Refugee Health Fellow
      • Dr Joanne Gardiner
        Refugee Health Fellow
      • Senior Biostatistician
      • Senior Research Fellow in Global Health Trials
      • Research Fellow in Indigenous Health
      • Infectious Diseases Physician
      • Ms Joanne Garnggulkpuy
        Indigenous Health Support Worker
      • Mr George Gurruwiwi
        Indigenous Health Support Worker
      • Ms Beth Hilton Thorpe
        Project Consultant
      • Ms Christalla Hajisava
        Administration/Project Support Officer
      • Kristy Gardner
        PhD Candidate
      • Johnny Assaf
        Masters Student
      • Reet Saharan
        Honors Student
      • Ben Harrap
      • Associate Professor John Hayman
        Guest Researcher
      • Dr Jennifer Shield
        Guest Researcher

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