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Dr Simon Graham

Dr Simon Graham

Dr Simon Graham

- | grahams1@unimelb.edu.au

Position:
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
Theme(s):
Viral Infectious Diseases
Discipline(s):
Indigenous Health
Unit(s):
Department of Infectious Diseases
Lab Group(s):
Biggs Group

Simon is a National Health and Medical Research Council fellow in the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Peter Doherty Institute. He is based at the UNFPA Asia Pacific Office in Bangkok, Thailand.  

He is the lead of the Indigenous discipline at the Doherty Institute and produced the Indigenous research report. He also chairs the annual Indigenous Health research seminar. Simon led a four-year community-based trial that successfully tripled sexually transmitted infection testing which identified double the number of asymptomatic infections among young Aboriginal people living in small towns. This enabled the Aboriginal Medical Services to provide treatment early and prevent poor reproductive health outcomes.  

  • Key Achievements
    • In 2022, Simon won the NHMRC Sandra Eades Investigator Grant Award for the highest ranked applicant. Simon has received over AUD$6 million in competitive funding; $3 million as lead investigator and held externally funded fellowships since receiving his PhD in 2014. Simon spent his three-year postdoctoral period overseas including: 12-months as a Fulbright postdoctoral fellow at the PRIDE Health Research Consortium in New York City, two-years as a NHMRC early career fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and six-months as an Endeavour fellow at the First Nations Health Authority in Vancouver.

    Publications
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    Research Groups
    • Biggs Group

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      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
      • Dr Hasthi Dissanayake
        Research Fellow in Indigenous Health
      • Josh Tynan
        Research Support Officer
      • Infectious Diseases Physician
      • Ben Harrap
        Research Assistant - Refugee Health
      • Christalla Hajisava
        Administration support
      • John Hayman
        Honorary
      • Jennifer Shield
        Honorary
      • Victoria Nikolakakis
        Honors student