Dr Alex Rosewell
Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Dr Alex Rosewell

Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

Alex is a graduate of the Australian Field Epidemiology Training program, the MAE at ANU, and completed his PhD on "Strengthening Disease Surveillance in Papua New Guinea" at UNSW, while working in the Emerging Diseases Surveillance and Response Team in WHO. He has extensive experience in infectious diseases outbreak control including cholera, ebola, shigellosis, measles, influenza, meningococcal disease, hepatitis E, pertussis and turtle meat poisoning. He has substantial field experience with WHO/PAHO in Papua New Guinea, Haiti, Nicaragua, India, Sierra Leone, Jordan, Philippines etc.

He is passionate about health equity and believes Austraila should play a more prominent and coordinated role in providing public health technical support during international health crises. He is currently the administrator of the ARM network for Australian outbreak response www.arm.org.au and the UNSW focal person for the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN),and is actively involved in outbreak response and risk assessment through GOARN http://www.who.int/csr/outbreaknetwork/en/ 

He reviews articles for journals such as Epidemiology and Infection, BMC Infectious Diseases and the Wesern Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal.

Alex's research interests include: operational research for improving control of outbreak prone diseases, particularly vaccine preventable diseases, as well as information and communication technology for improving health information systems.

Phone
+61293853942
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Rendell N; Lokuge K; Rosewell A; Field E, 2020, 'Factors that influence data use to improve health service delivery in low- And middle-income countries', Global Health Science and Practice, 8, pp. 566 - 581, http://dx.doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-19-00388
    Journal articles | 2019
    Forbes O; Davis S; Dyda A; Rosewell A; Williams S; Kirk M; Roces MC; Lim-Quizon MC; Viney K, 2019, 'Field epidemiology training programmes in the Asia-Pacific: what is best practice for supervision?', Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2019.10.1.007
    Journal articles | 2018
    Craig A; Joshua C; Sio A; Lauri M; Kaldor J; Rosewell A; Schierhout G, 2018, 'Towards effective outbreak detection: a qualitative study to identify factors affecting nurses’ early warning surveillance practice in Solomon Islands', BMC Health Services Research, 18, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3508-9
    Journal articles | 2018
    Craig AT; Joshua CA; Sio AR; Donoghoe M; Betz-Stablein B; Bainivalu N; Dalipanda T; Kaldor J; Rosewell AE; Schierhout G, 2018, 'Epidemic surveillance in a low resource setting: Lessons from an evaluation of the Solomon Islands syndromic surveillance system, 2017', BMC Public Health, 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6295-7
    Journal articles | 2018
    Field E; Abo D; Samiak L; Vila M; Dove G; Rosewell A; Nathan S, 2018, 'A partnership model for improving service delivery in remote papua New Guinea: A mixed methods evaluation', International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 7, pp. 923 - 933, http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2018.50
    Journal articles | 2018
    Field E; Usurup J; Nathan S; Rosewell A, 2018, 'Contextual factors and health service performance from the perspective of the provincial health administrators in Papua New Guinea', Rural and Remote Health, 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.22605/RRH4484
    Journal articles | 2018
    Field E; Vila M; Runk L; Mactaggart F; Rosewell A; Nathan S, 2018, 'Lessons for health program monitoring and evaluation in a low resource setting', Rural and Remote Health, 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.22605/RRH4596
    Journal articles | 2018
    Saha A; Hayen A; Ali M; Rosewell A; MacIntyre CR; Clemens JD; Qadri F, 2018, 'Socioeconomic drivers of vaccine uptake: An analysis of the data of a geographically defined cluster randomized cholera vaccine trial in Bangladesh', Vaccine, 36, pp. 4742 - 4749, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.04.084
    Journal articles | 2017
    Rosewell A; Makita L; Muscatello D; John LN; Bieb S; Hutton R; Ramamurthy S; Shearman P, 2017, 'Health information system strengthening and malaria elimination in Papua New Guinea', Malaria Journal, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12936-017-1910-0
    Journal articles | 2017
    Saha A; Hayen A; Ali M; Rosewell A; Clemens JD; Raina MacIntyre C; Qadri F, 2017, 'Socioeconomic risk factors for cholera in different transmission settings: An analysis of the data of a cluster randomized trial in Bangladesh', Vaccine, 35, pp. 5043 - 5049, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.07.021
    Journal articles | 2017
    Saha A; Rosewell A; Hayen A; MacIntyre CR; Qadri F, 2017, 'Improving immunization approaches to cholera', Expert Review of Vaccines, 16, pp. 235 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14760584.2017.1249470
    Journal articles | 2016
    Rosewell A; Effler P; Yapa C; Telfer B; Musto J; MacIntyre CR, 2016, 'Ebola outbreak in west Africa: Considerations for strengthening Australia’s international health emergency response: It is time for a common vision and strategy for deploying australian expertise to international public health emergencies', Medical Journal of Australia, 204, pp. 258 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mjal6.00018
    Journal articles | 2016
    Rosewell A; Effler P; Yapa C; Telfer B; Musto J; MacIntyre R, 2016, 'Ebola outbreak in West Africa: considerations for strengthening Australia's international health emergency response', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, 204, pp. 258 - +, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja16.00018
    Journal articles | 2016
    Stehling-Ariza T; Rosewell A; Moiba SA; Yorpie BB; Ndomaina KD; Jimissa KS; Leidman E; Rijken DJ; Basler C; Wood J; Manso D, 2016, 'The impact of active surveillance and health education on an Ebola virus disease cluster - Kono District, Sierra Leone, 2014-2015', BMC Infectious Diseases, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-016-1941-0
    Journal articles | 2016
    Yapa CM; Furlong C; Rosewell A; Ward KA; Adamson S; Shadbolt C; Kok J; Tracy SL; Bowden S; Smedley EJ; Ferson MJ; Sheppeard V; McAnulty JM, 2016, 'First reported outbreak of locally acquired hepatitis E virus infection in Australia', The Medical journal of Australia, 204, pp. 274
    Journal articles | 2016
    Yapa CM; Furlong C; Rosewell A; Ward KA; Adamson S; Shadbolt C; Kok J; Tracy SL; Bowden S; Smedley EJ; Ferson MJ; Sheppeard V; McAnulty JM, 2016, 'First reported outbreak of locally acquired hepatitis E virus infection in Australia', The Medical journal of Australia, 204, pp. 274
    Journal articles | 2015
    Rosewell A; Spokes P; Gilmour R, 2015, 'New South Wales annual vaccine-preventable disease report, 2013', Western Pacific surveillance and response journal : WPSAR, 6, pp. 37 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.5365/WPSAR.2014.5.4.009
    Journal articles | 2014
    Horwood PF; Karl S; Mueller I; Jonduo MH; Pavlin BI; Dagina R; Ropa B; Bieb S; Rosewell A; Umezaki M; Siba PM; Greenhill AR, 2014, 'Spatio-temporal epidemiology of the cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea, 2009-2011', BMC Infectious Diseases, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-14-449
    Journal articles | 2014
    Najjar Z; Hope K; Clark P; Nguyen O; Rosewell A; Conaty S, 2014, 'Sustained outbreak of measles in New South Wales, 2012: risks for measles elimination in Australia', Western Pacific surveillance and response journal : WPSAR, 5, pp. 14 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2013.4.4.001
    Journal articles | 2014
    Quinn E; Massey P; Rosewell A; Smith M; Durrheim D, 2014, 'Improving ethnocultural data to inform public health responses to communicable diseases in Australia', Western Pacific surveillance and response journal : WPSAR, 5, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.5365/WPSAR.2014.5.1.011
    Journal articles | 2014
    Rosewell A; Spokes P; Gilmour R, 2014, 'New South Wales annual vaccine-preventable disease report, 2012', Western Pacific surveillance and response journal : WPSAR, 5, pp. 15 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.5365/WPSAR.2014.5.2.004
    Journal articles | 2014
    Spokes PJ; Rosewell AE; Stephens AS; McAnulty JM, 2014, 'A state-wide information campaign during a pertussis epidemic in New South Wales, 2010', Communicable diseases intelligence quarterly report, 38, pp. E201 - E207
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dagina R; Murhekar M; Rosewell A; Pavlin BI, 2013, 'Event-based surveillance in Papua New Guinea: strengthening an International Health Regulations (2005) core capacity', Western Pacific surveillance and response journal : WPSAR, 4, pp. 19 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.5365/WPSAR.2013.4.2.001
    Journal articles | 2013
    Hall JJ; Gillespie JA; Rosewell A; Mapira P, 2013, 'The Papua New Guinea cholera outbreak: Implications for PNG, Australia and the Torres Strait', Medical Journal of Australia, 199, pp. 576 - 577, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja13.10516
    Journal articles | 2013
    Murhekar M; Dutta S; Ropa B; Dagina R; Posanai E; Rosewell A, 2013, 'Vibrio cholerae antimicrobial drug resistance, Papua New Guinea, 2009-2011', Western Pacific surveillance and response journal : WPSAR, 4, pp. 60 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.5365/WPSAR.2013.4.2.002
    Journal articles | 2013
    Rosewell A; Bieb S; Clark G; Miller G; Zwi AB; MacIntyre CR, 2013, 'Human resources for health: lessons from the cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea', Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal, 4, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2013.4.2.006
    Journal articles | 2013
    Rosewell A; Clark G; Mabong P; Ropa B; Posanai E; Man NWY; Dutta SR; Wickramasinghe W; Qi L; Ng JC; Mola G; Zwi AB; MacIntyre CR, 2013, 'Concurrent Outbreaks of Cholera and Peripheral Neuropathy Associated with High Mortality among Persons Internally Displaced by a Volcanic Eruption', PLoS ONE, 8, pp. e72566 - e72566, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0072566
    Journal articles | 2013
    Rosewell A; Randall H; Datta S; Zwi AB; Ray P; MacIntyre CR; Ropa B; Dagina R; Hurim S; Bieb S; Ramamurthy S; Mola G, 2013, 'Mobile phone-based syndromic surveillance system, Papua New Guinea', Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19, pp. 1811 - 1818, http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1911.121843
    Journal articles | 2012
    Booy R; Lindley R; Dwyer DE; Yin J; Heron L; Moffatt C; Chiu C; Rosewell A; Dean A; Dobbins T; Philp DJ; Gao Z; Macintyre C, 2012, 'Treating and Preventing Influenza in Aged Care Facilities: A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial', PLoS ONE, 7, pp. 1 - 16, http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi/10.1371/journal.pone.0046509
    Journal articles | 2012
    Greenhill A; Rosewell A; Kas M; Manning L; Latorre L; Siba P; Horwood P, 2012, 'Improved laboratory capacity is required to respond better to future cholera outbreaks in Papua New Guinea', WESTERN PACIFIC SURVEILLANCE AND RESPONSE, 3, pp. 30 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2011.2.4.016
    Journal articles | 2012
    Rosewell A; Addy B; Komnapi L; Makanda F; Ropa B; Posanai E; Dutta S; Mola G; Man WYN; Zwi A; MacIntyre CR, 2012, 'Cholera risk factors, Papua New Guinea, 2010', BMC Infectious Diseases, 12, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-12-287
    Journal articles | 2012
    Rosewell A; Reinten-Reynolds T; Spokes PJ, 2012, 'EpiReview: Measles in NSW, 2002-2011.', New South Wales public health bulletin, 23, pp. 201 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/nb12085
    Journal articles | 2012
    Rosewell A; Spokes PJ; Gilmour RE, 2012, 'NSW Annual vaccine-preventable disease report, 2011.', New South Wales public health bulletin, 23, pp. 171 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/nb12086
    Journal articles | 2011
    Horwood PF; Collins D; Jonduo M; Rosewell A; Dutta SR; Dagina R; Ropa B; Siba PM; Greenhill AR, 2011, 'Clonal origins of Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor strains, Papua New Guinea, 2009-2011', Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17, pp. 2063 - 2065, http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1711.110782
    Journal articles | 2011
    Horwood PF; Collins D; Jonduo MH; Rosewell A; Dutta SR; Dagina R; Ropa B; Siba PM; Greenhill AR, 2011, 'Clonal origins of Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor strains, Papua New Guinea, 2009-2011', Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17, pp. 2063 - 2065, http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1711.110782
    Journal articles | 2011
    Rosewell A; Dagina R; Murhekar M; Ropa B; Posanai E; Dutta SR; Barr I; Mola G; Zwi A; MacIntyre CR, 2011, 'Concurrent Influenza and Shigellosis Outbreaks, Papua New Guinea, 2009', Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17, pp. 756 - 758, http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1704.101021
    Journal articles | 2011
    Rosewell A; Dagina R; Murhekar M; Ropa B; Posanai E; Dutta SR; Jennison A; Smith H; Mola G; Zwi A; MacIntyre CR, 2011, 'Vibrio cholerae O1 in 2 Coastal Villages, Papua New Guinea', Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17, pp. 154 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1701.100993
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dean AW; Moffatt C; Rosewell A; Dwyer DE; Lindley R; Booy R; MacIntyre CR, 2010, 'Incompletely matched influenza vaccine still provides protection in frail elderly', Vaccine, 28, pp. 864 - 867, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2009.03.024
    Journal articles | 2010
    Mannes T; Gupta L; Craig A; Rosewell A; McGuinness CA; Musto J; Shadbolt C; Biffin B, 2010, 'A large point-source outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium phage type 9 linked to a bakery in Sydney, March 2007.', Communicable diseases intelligence, 34, pp. 41 - 48
    Journal articles | 2010
    Rosewell A; Chiu C; Lindley R; Dwyer DE; Moffatt C; Shineberg C; Clarke E; Booy R; MacIntyre CR, 2010, 'Surveillance for outbreaks of influenza-like illness in the institutionalized elderly', Epidemiology and Infection, 138, pp. 1126 - 1134
    Journal articles | 2010
    Rosewell A; Patel MS; Viney K; Mariach A; Lawrence GL, 2010, 'Impact of faxed health alerts on the preparedness of general practitioners during communicable disease outbreaks', Annual report of the Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme, 2007--Amended, 34, pp. 23 - 28, http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/cda-cdi3401c.htm
    Journal articles | 2010
    Rosewell A; Robleto G; Rodríguez G; Barragne-Bigot P; Amador JJ; Aldighieri S, 2010, 'Soil-transmitted helminth infection and urbanization in 880 primary school children in Nicaragua, 2005', Tropical Doctor, 40, pp. 141 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/td.2010.090425
    Journal articles | 2010
    Rosewell A; Ropa B; Posanai E; Dutta S; Mola G; Zwi A; MacIntyre CR, 2010, 'Shigella spp. Antimicrobial Drug Resistance, Papua New Guinea, 2000¨C2009', Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16, pp. 1797 - 1799, http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1611.101025
    Journal articles | 2009
    Rosewell A; Wang B; Saksena NK; MacIntyre CR; Lindley R; Chiu C; Shineberg C; Clarke E; Mcphie K; Ratnamohan VM; Booy R; Dwyer DE, 2009, 'Failure to Detect Oseltamivir Resistance by Rolling Circle Amplification and Sequencing Following Use in an Influenza A (H3N2) Outbreak at an Aged Care Facility', Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals, 1, pp. 56 - 061, http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/jaa.1000008
    Journal articles | 2008
    Mannes T; Gupta L; Craig A; Rosewell A; Aimers-McGuiness C; Musto J; Wang Q, 2008, 'A large point-source outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium Phage Type 9 in Sydney, Australia, March 2007', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 12, pp. E450 - E450, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2008.05.1191
    Journal articles | 2000
    McIntyre P; Amin J; Gidding H; Hull B; Torvaldsen S; Tucker A; Turnbull F; Burgess M, 2000, 'Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccination coverage in Australia, 1993-1998.', Communicable diseases intelligence, Suppl
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Craig A; Joshua C; Sio A; Lauri M; Kaldor J; Rosewell A; Schierhout G, 2019, 'Towards effective outbreak detection: a qualitative study to identify factors affecting nurses’ early warning surveillance practice in Solomon Islands', in Towards effective outbreak detection: a qualitative study to identify factors affecting nurses’ early warning surveillance practice in Solomon Islands, Syndey, presented at Global Health Security 2019, Syndey, 18 June 2019 - 20 June 2019
    Conference Papers | 2018
    MacIntyre CR; Kpozehouen E; Kunasekaran M; Harriman K; Conaty S; Rosewell A; Druce J; Martin N; Heywood AE; Gidding HF; Wood J; Nicholl S, 2018, 'Measles control in Australia – threats, opportunities and future needs', in Vaccine, pp. 4393 - 4398, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.06.022
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Saha A; Hayen A; Ali M; Rosewell A; MacIntyre CR; Qadri F, 2017, 'VACCINATION AND SOCIOECONOMIC RISK FACTORS FOR CHOLERA IN AN ENDEMIC SETTING OF BANGLADESH', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, MD, Baltimore, Vol. 97, pp. 68 - 68, presented at 66th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), MD, Baltimore, 05 November 2017 - 09 November 2017, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000423215202218&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Reports | 2013
    Zwi A; Rosewell A; Bieb S; Clark G; Ropa B; Posanai E; Miller G; MacIntyre R, 2013, Human resources for health: practice and policy implications for emergency response arising from the cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea, Human Resources for Health Knowledge Hub, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/243114608