The Team

Co-ordinating Principal Investigators

Associate Professor Steven Tong
Associate Professor Steven Tong is an infectious diseases physician with the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service and Co-Head of the Translational and Clinical Research and Indigenous Health cross-cutting disciplines at the Doherty Institute. He spent 10 years in Darwin before moving to Melbourne to join the Doherty Institute in 2016. His research interests include skin pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Group A Streptococcus), hospital infections, Indigenous health, viral hepatitis and influenza. His passion is to apply cutting edge science to address clinically driven questions.

He is the current chair of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network.

Associate Professor Justin Denholm
BMEd, MBioethics, MPH+TM, PhD, FRACP
Associate Professor Justin Denholm is the Medical Director of the Victorian Tuberculosis Program. Justin is an infectious diseases physician and ethicist, and is actively involved in clinical and public health tuberculosis research and supervision. He is a Senior Staff Specialist at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Principal Research Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne. He is also the current Chair of the Australasian Tuberculosis Forum, and co-Chair of the Ethics Advisory Group of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

Professor Joshua S Davis
MBBS (Hons), DTM&H, FRACP, Grad Cert PopHealth, PhD
Professor Josh Davis is a clinician researcher, and divides his time between clinical work as an Infectious Diseases physician at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, and research work as a principal research fellow based at Menzies.
His main research interests are clinical trials in the management of severe infections and epidemiology of severe bacterial infections.
Josh is the president of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID).

Chief Investigators

Alison Ratcliff
Infectious Diseases Physician

Andrew Burke
Specialist in Infectious Diseases and Thoracic Medicine
David Paterson
Clinical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician

David Price
Statistician and Mathematical Modeller

Emily Rowe
Infectious Diseases Physician

James Molton
Infectious Diseases physician

Jane Davies
Infectious Diseases and General Medicine Physician

Jason Roberts
Clinical Pharmacist 

Kristy Crooks
PhD Candidate

Lou Irving
Respiratory Physician

Matthew O’Sullivan
Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist

Megan Rees
Respiratory and General Medicine Physician

Michael Maze
Infectious Disease and Respiratory Physician

Nicholas Anagnostou
Infectious Diseases Physician

Owen Robinson
Infectious Diseases Physician

Peter Wark
Specialist in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine

Sanjaya Senanayake
Infectious Diseases Physician

Sandra Hodge
Chronic Inflammatory Lung Disease Researcher  

Susan Morpeth
Clinical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician