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Prof

Fiona Russell

Principal Research Fellow
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
female
infant
fiji
male
pneumococcal vaccines
immunology
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Prof

Fiona Russell

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Respiratory infections
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Prof

Fiona Russell

 

Professor Fiona Russell is a paediatrician, epidemiologist and translation researcher. She is Director of the Child and Adolescent Health PhD Program, within the Department of Paediatrics; and sits in the Centre for International Child Health (WHO Collaborating Centre for Child Health) also within the Dept.

of Paediatrics. She is Group Leader for Asia-Pacific Health at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and is a member for the Melbourne Children’s Global Health Leadership team. She is a member of the WHO PCV Expert Advisory group. Recently, she won the Australian Society of Infectious Diseases Frank Fenner Award for her research in Infectious Diseases.Globally, pneumonia is the commonest cause of childhood death, beyond the neonatal period. Despite the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) being available for 19 years, there are a number of outstanding issues in its role to prevent pneumonia: PCV introduction in the Asia-Pacific region lags behind the rest of the world; how do we monitor serotype replacement in the post-PCV era; and how do we measure herd protection in the absence of disease surveillance, given its critical role in the global plans to reduce the number of PCV doses in the immunisation schedule? These complex problems need new solutions. Her PhD on pneumococcal vaccine schedules on different dosage schedules and epidemiology informed WHO policy. She leads large-scale pneumococcal vaccine impact studies in the Asia-Pacific region funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Gavi, and has developed novel methods to measure the vaccine’s impact.https://www.mcri.edu.au/users/aprofessor-fiona-russell

Projects

Displaying the 18 most recent projects by Fiona Russell.

18

Projects

Project Types


10

Research Contracts


8

Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 77 most recent scholarly works by Fiona Russell.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Frank Fenner Award

2016

Shortlisted for L'Oreal Australia & New Zealand Women in Science Award

2012

The Chancellor's Prize for Excellence in a PhD thesis

2012

The Dean's Prize for Excellence in a PhD thesis

2010

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

2009

Public Health Association of Australia

2007

National Health and Medical Research Council Scholarship

2007

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

2002

Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Victoria

2001

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

2000

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

2000

Victorian Branch of Public Health Association of Australia, 2000.

2000

FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Principal Research Fellow

Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital

The Asid Annual Scientific Meeting Is The Leading Australasian Meeting For Adult And Paediatric Infectious Disease And Clinical Microbiology Specialis

Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases

Extended Partners Group

WHO PCV Extended Partners Group

Member

NHMRC Research Translational Faculty

Member

NHMRC Post-doctoral Reference Group

Fellow Of The Royal Australasian College Of Physicians

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Member

Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA)

Education


Clinical Epidemiology

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

PhD

University of Melbourne

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

James Cook University of North Queensland

Diploma in Paediatrics

University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Flinders University of South Australia