Virology Research Laboratory Seminar Series are pleased to welcome Dr Anita Heywood from the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales, who will speak about “Measles susceptibility among a cohort of university students”
Dr Heywood is an infectious disease epidemiologist and Director of the Master of Public Health program at UNSW Medicine. She leads a program of research aimed at understanding vaccine-preventable disease epidemiology and immunisation gaps in migrant, refugee and international travellers.
She has led several large scale projects, including airport studies of travellers and their risk behaviours, an enhanced surveillance of Australians with travel-associated infectious diseases and a large serosurvey of university students, which aims to determine travel health behaviours and population immunity to a range of vaccine preventable diseases.
Previously, she held a policy role at NCIRS, supporting ATAGI on PBAC vaccine submissions. She is a founding member of the Monarch Collaboration, an international group with research interests in migrant and refugee immunisation.
Please note the location: Anatomical Pathology Meeting Room, Level 4, SEALS, Prince of Wales Hospital
A light lunch will be served. All are welcome.