Professor Leanne Robinson BSc Adv (Hons) Syd PhD Melb MPHTM JCU is a Senior Principal Research Fellow, NHMRC Career Development Fellow, Program Director of Health Security and Head of the Vector Borne Diseases and Tropical Public Health Group in the Disease Elimination Program at the Burnet Institute.
Her research focuses on malaria epidemiology and implementation research for control/elimination of malaria and neglected tropical diseases. It is a highly collaborative and inter-disciplinary research program, with strong links to disease control programs. It also prioritises strengthening the capacity of researchers and health workers in endemic countries and creating opportunities for masters and PhD training. Leanne spent 10 years living and working in PNG. She was Head of the Vector Borne Diseases Unit at the PNG Institute of Medical Research in Madang (2012-2017) and has led the malaria epidemiology team since 2009.
Leanne has an ongoing appointment with the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, the Division of Population Health and Immunity at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and is an honorary fellow of the University of Melbourne and an Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.