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Patricia (Trish) Campbell

Dr Patricia (Trish) Campbell

Dr Patricia (Trish) Campbell

(03) 9035 6050 | [email protected]

Research Fellow
Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections, Viral Infectious Diseases
Epidemiology, Indigenous Health, Public Health
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Lab Group(s):
McVernon Group, Tong Group

Dr Trish Campbell is a post-doctoral research fellow with expertise in epidemiologic analysis and mathematical modelling of infectious diseases, gained at The University of Melbourne. Her current research focus is on group A streptococcus transmission in Australian Indigenous and Fijian populations, developing mathematical models in collaboration with the Menzies School of Health Research, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Telethon Kids Institute. Through her post-doctoral work and PhD studies, Trish has developed key skills in statistical analysis of serological data, construction of age-structured transmission models and synthesis of multiple information sources to inform understanding of optimal interventions for disease control.

  • Key Achievements
    • Trish’s PhD research at The University of Melbourne into the drivers of pertussis spread and strategies to protect vulnerable infants was pivotal to the Australian Government’s decision to reinstate the 18 month pertussis booster on the National Immunisation Program. Internationally, this work has been translated into international infectious diseases policy through engagement with the World Health Organization. With a keen interest in training the next generation of researchers, Trish lectures Infectious Diseases Modelling at The University of Melbourne and supervises student projects across multi-disciplinary fields including infectious disease modelling, social epidemiology and modelling of mobility patterns.

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    Research Groups
    • McVernon Group

      Jodie McVernon’s group uses established and emerging biostatistical, epidemiologic and modelling methods to address infectious diseases questions of public health relevance. We bring a suite of collaborators from animal health and ecology to provide a ‘One Health’ perspective on emerging human pathogens.

      Lab Team

    • Tong Group

      Steve’s group conducts clinical trials to optimise the treatment of infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and other bacterial pathogens. He also investigates the epidemiology and genomics of streptococcal infections, hepatitis B, influenza, and antimicrobial resistance in Australian Indigenous communities.

      Lab Team