Professor in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Monash University

Allen Cheng is a specialist in infectious diseases and an epidemiologist. Based at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and the Infectious Diseases Unit at The Alfred hospital in Melbourne, he is involved in preventing infections and the development of antibiotic resistance in hospitalized patients. He also is involved in surveillance for influenza-related hospital admissions through the FluCAN system, based at 17 hospitals nationally.


  • 2009–present
    Infectious Diseases Physician, Alfred Health
  • 2009–present
    Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Monash University
  • 2014–present
    Professor/Director, Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health


  • 2014 
    University of Queensland, Master of Biostatistics
  • 2008 
    Monash University, Master of Public Health
  • 2005 
    Flinders University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1993 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery