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Professor in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Monash University

Allen Cheng is a specialist in infectious diseases and an epidemiologist. He is Professor/Director of Infectious Diseases at Monash Health and the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne, and is involved in the treatment of patients with infectious diseases, and providing advice to governments on communicable diseases control. He is also involved in in surveillance for influenza-related hospital admissions through the FluCAN system, based at 21 hospitals nationally. He was previously Deputy Victorian Chief Health Officer, and a past Co-Chair of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation and the Advisory Committee for Vaccines.


  • 2014–present
    Professor/Director, Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health
  • 2015–present
    Professor, Monash University


  • 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