DR Imogen Elsum

DR Imogen Elsum




    • Dr Imogen Elsum is a research fellow working in the Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Imogen has a strong biomedical research background combined with significant experience working in development settings. Following the completion of a PhD in cancer biology, she moved to Nepal to evaluate cancer screening and vaccination programs. Imogen subsequently worked on projects that contribute to the development, clinical assessment and evaluation of point-of-care diagnostics for resource poor settings including those used in the diagnosis and management of HIV and Syphilis. Imogen’s research interests lie in the identification of innovative solutions to facilitate access and provision of health care services to vulnerable populations. She is passionate about improving health equity through strengthening the capacity of the health system. Imogen’s current work focuses on improving the provision of genetic health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She is interested in identifying measures that will enable the delivery of effective and culturally competent care to Indigenous Australians.   


    Selected publications


    Education and training

    • PhD, University of Melbourne 2011
    • BSc(Hon), University of Melbourne 2006
    • BMedSc, Australian National University 2005