Foodborne Diseases

We identify risk factors, sources, and the burden of disease due to foodborne pathogens to safeguard our food supply and improve disease surveillance.

Program Leader



  • Dr Emily Fearnley

  • Dr Kathryn Glass

  • Dr Katrina Roper

  • Dr Aparna Lal

  • Ms Danielle Ingle

  • Ms Samantha Vilkins

  • Dr Deborah Wong


  • Dr Andrea Parisi (PhD)

  • Mr Cameron Moffatt (PhD)

  • Ms Laura Ford (PhD)

  • Ms Liana Varrone (PhD, Curtin University)

  • Mr Joel Aik (DrPH, UNSW)

  • Mr Neil Franklin (PhD)

  • Dr Yingxi Chen (PhD)


Microbiological Diagnostic Unit, University of Melbourne

  • Professor Ben Howden

  • Dr Deborah Williamson

  • Dr Mary Valcanis

  • Dr Dieter Bulach

Westmead Institute for Medical Research

  • Associate Professor Vitali Sintchenko

Queensland Scientific Services

  • Mr John Bates

  • Dr Amy Jennison

Massey University

Updated:  20 September 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  Webmaster