Dr Anita Elizabeth Heywood

Dr Anita Elizabeth Heywood

Fields of research: Public Health and Health Services, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases
Campus: Kensington
Tags: Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health), Human Biological Preventatives (e.g. Vaccines), Behaviour and Health

Research Interests:
Evaluation of immunisation programs and epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases to inform vaccine policy in Australia. Particular interest in measles, varicella, hepatitis A and influenza. Particular interest in travellers and migrant Australians and their risk of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Broad Research Areas:
Immunisation, Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Evidence Based Medicine, Population Health

Qualifications:
BSc (Biomed), MPH, PhD

Specific Research...

Research Interests:
Evaluation of immunisation programs and epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases to inform vaccine policy in Australia. Particular interest in measles, varicella, hepatitis A and influenza. Particular interest in travellers and migrant Australians and their risk of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Broad Research Areas:
Immunisation, Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Evidence Based Medicine, Population Health

Qualifications:
BSc (Biomed), MPH, PhD

Specific Research Keywords:
Travel, Migrants, Immunisation, Vaccines, Vaccine preventable diseases

Location

School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Level 3, Samuels Building (F25)
Kensington Campus

Contact

02 9385 3667
02 9313 6185

Research Activities

Travellers visiting friends and relatives: new approaches to understanding and reducing infectious disease risks

Project

Travellers visiting friends and relatives: new approaches to understanding and reducing infectious disease risks

This research will investigate the contribution to the burden of infectious diseases in Australia from travel by migrant Australians who visit friends and relatives in their country of birth.

Providing the evidence to guide adult immunisation strategies: a novel approach using a large prospective cohort study and record linkage

Project

Providing the evidence to guide adult immunisation strategies: a novel approach using a large prospective cohort study and record linkage

Australia's population is ageing and strategies to improve health in older adults are necessary to prevent an increasing burden on our health system.

Immunisation in Under Studied and Special Risk Populations: “Closing the Gap in Knowledge through a Multidisciplinary Approach”

Project

Immunisation in Under Studied and Special Risk Populations: “Closing the Gap in Knowledge through a Multidisciplinary Approach”

This NHMRC CRE in Population Health Research commenced in 2012 and is focused on immunisation for vulnerable or marginalised population subgroups at increased disease risk.

Models to inform prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases in real time

Project

Models to inform prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases in real time

This proposed research addresses the need for real-time tracking of emerging infectious diseases, both spatially and temporally, to inform international and national outbreak response teams, aid in the implementation of real-time containment strat

University student travel-health and immunity study

Project

University student travel-health and immunity study

The congregation of students, who may have similar infectious diseases risks, may amplify infectious disease outbreaks, as seen in the USA.