Ellen Kearney


Ellen is a PhD candidate within the Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group at the Burnet Institute where she is supervised by Associate Professor Freya Fowkes, Professor Julie Simpson (University of Melbourne), Dr Julia Cutts, Mr Paul Agius and Dr Victor Chaumeau (Shoklo Malaria Research Unit). Ellen’s PhD project will involve the design of a novel serosurveillance tool for malaria exposure utilising Anopheles’ salivary antigens. This approach will be used as an epidemiological tool to explore transmission heterogeneity throughout the Greater Mekong Sub-region and evaluate the efficacy of vector control interventions such as personal repellent and outdoor residual spraying.