• 920208, Health Policy Evaluation (Public health, population health, national, system)
  • 920404, Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl Surveillance and response) (communication, engagement, education, malaria, social marketing, venom)
  • 920409, Injury Control (bite, sting, snake, jellyfish, marine, ant, bee, spider)
  • 920506, Rural Health (Australia, remoteness, mapping, GIS)
  • 929999, Health not elsewhere classified, envenoming (Venom, public health, bite, sting, snake, spider, jellyfish, trends)



  • @DrRonelleWelton, See also ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7333-2426. A scientist with a strong interest in public health and venom, Dr Welton commenced her appointment with the University of Melbourne in January 2014 within the Australian Venom Research Unit (AVRU). Travelling between Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG), Dr Welton completed a PhD in biochemistry (2005) analysing proteomic and genomic components of venoms from the Australian and Papuan Taipans in order to identify components that may translate into the variations of patient presentations observed. After moving to Melbourne to undertake post-doctoral research at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Dr Welton accepted a position in Papua New Guinea where she supported the establishment and implemented an operational research project designed to support a community-based project within the Southern Highlands Province aimed to significantly decrease the morbidity and mortality of malaria (2006-2013) and HIV (2007-2009). She completed a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine during this time. The work in PNG linked with local and national governments, international donors (Asia Development Bank) and gained international attention (Medicines for Malaria Venture, Roll Back Malaria). Returning to Australia Dr Welton's current research, funded by the NHMRC, is responsible for developing and establishing The Australian Venomous Injury Project (AVIP). The project aims to develop a comprehensive epidemiological, sociological and geospatial system for collating, curating and analysing venomous bite and sting related injury datasets from multiple sources. This requires the acquisition and coordination of Australian national datasets from the National Coronial Information Service (NCIS), Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), Australian Coordinating Registry (ACR) and National Hospitals Morbidity Database (NHMD). Over the past year, a geospatial database has bee   


Selected publications


Education and training

  • MED MPHTM, James Cook University of North Queensland 2011
  • PHD, James Cook University of North Queensland 2005
  • BBIOMEDSCI, James Cook University of North Queensland 1998

Awards and honors

  • John M Goldsmid Publications Award for 2012: Comments from ACTM: "Award presented to Dr Ronelle E. Welton et al for the paper "A malaria programme re, Australiasian College of Tropical Medicine, 2012



Available for supervision

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