79859 UniMelbAn exciting PhD opportunity exists for an epidemiology/public health graduate interested in international child health and a career in public health or epidemiology. Pneumonia is the commonest reason why children die globally and the risk and incidence of disease is highest in the poorest settings. Using large datasets, this PhD will explore the risk factors and prevalence of acute respiratory infection in low- and middle-income countries, by wealth quintile, geographical region and time.


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Principal Research Fellow, Centre for International Child Health (WHO Collaborating Centre for Neonatal and Child Health Research and Training) and Deputy Chair of Melbourne Children’s Graduate Research Training Committee, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne; Team Leader Clinical/Epidemiology, Pneumococcal Group, Murdoch Children's Research Institute.