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Research Manager, MCATS, Faculty and Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Dr Ronelle Welton is passionate about communities and working with researchers and leaders to support health outcomes. A frequent speaker, the combination of venom research science in biochemistry and public health experience give her a unique ability to bridge the gap between practice and theory to plain English.

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  • 2017–present
    Course coordinator, University of Melbourne - MCATS
  • 2014–2017
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2006–2012
    Public Health Co-ordinator, OilSearch Limited
  • 2005–2006
    Postdoctoral research associate, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute


  • 2011 
    James Cook University, MPTHM
  • 2005 
    James Cook University, PhD
  • 1998 
    James Cook University, BBioMedSci(Hons)


  • 2017
    Incidence of fatal snake bite in Australia: A coronial based retrospective study (2000-2016)., Toxicon
  • 2017
    Injury trends from envenoming in Australia, 2000-2013, Internal Medical Journal
  • 2016
    Snakes and Latitudes, Position
  • 2016
    Proteomics and antivenomics of Papuan black snake (Pseudechis papuanus) venom with analysis of its toxicological profile and the preclinical efficacy of Australian antivenoms., J Proteomics
  • 2016
    First fatalities from tick bite anaphylaxis., J Allergy Clinical Immunol
  • 2013
    Marasin Stoa Kipa Program (Malaria) Trainer of Trainers manual, PNG, SOP, OSL
  • 2011
    A malaria program response to an outbreak within a Southern Highlands village, Papua New Guinea., Ann Aus Coll Trop Med
  • 2005
    Full length nucleotide sequence of a Factor V-like subunit of oscutarin from Oxyuranus scutellatus scutellatus (coastal Taipan)., Toxicon
  • 2004
    Chapter Two: The composition and actions of Papua New Guinean snake venoms., Clinical Management of Snakebite in Papua New Guinea

Professional Memberships

  • Public Health Association of Australia

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Biochemistry And Cell Biology Not Elsewhere Classified (060199)
  • Toxicology (Incl. Clinical Toxicology) (111506)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Health Promotion (111712)