Dr Susan Ballard
(03) 8344 8246 | [email protected]
- Principal Scientist
- Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections, Enteric infections, Tuberculosis, Emerging Infections
- Genomics, Epidemiology, Public Health, Translational and Clinical Research
- Microbiological Diagnostic Unit (MDU) Public Health Laboratory
Dr Susan Ballard is the Principal Scientist at the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory (MDU PHL). As Principal Scientist Susan provides support to the Director in meeting MDU’s scientific, operational and strategic objectives in the diagnosis and surveillance of communicable diseases. This includes resourcing of staff, identifying operational needs and the review of scientific processes and procedures. A key component of the role is to oversee the implementation of genomics as the main platform for service delivery within MDU PHL.