Associate Professor Susana Vaz Nery
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Susana Vaz Nery

MSc, PhD

Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

Susana has a multidisciplinary background, combining degrees and experience in biochemistry, neurosciences, health policy and international development, and field epidemiology in tropical diseases. 

Following undergraduate studies in Portugal, Susana undertook her PhD in neuroscience (at NYU Medical Centre, New York, awarded in 2003).  She began her career on tropical diseases as a malaria molecular parasitologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), with a EMBL fellowship. While based in London, she did malaria research in top African research centres: Kenya Medical Research Institute - Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KEMRI-WT, Kilifi, Kenya); Medical Research Council - The Gambia Unit; and the Joint Malaria Programme (based at KCMC - Moshi, Tanzania).

In 2007 she joined Malaria Consortium in Mozambique, as a monitoring and evaluation and public health specialist, providing technical support to the National Malaria Control Program.

Susana then moved to Angola as the scientific coordinator of a recently created health research centre (CISA Project), where she led a team of approximately 70 scientific and field staff.

In 2012 she re-joined academia and moved to Timor-Leste to work on the control of soil transmitted helminths and other tropical diseases, and to Canberra in 2015, as a senior research fellow at ANU, with her research funded by the NHMRC and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Susana has joined the Kirby Institute at UNSW in 2018, where she leads the Neglected Tropical Diseases research group, that uses intervention studies to generate evidence that can inform health policy changes for more effective and sustainable disease control strategies.

Phone
+61 (2) 9385 0867
Location
Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Arkell P; Angelina J; do Carmo Vieira A; Wapling J; Marr I; Monteiro M; Matthews A; Amaral S; da Conceicao V; Kim SH; Bailey D; Yan J; Fancourt's NSS; Vaz Nery S; Francis JR, 2022, 'Integrated serological surveillance of acute febrile illness in the context of a lymphatic filariasis survey in Timor-Leste: a pilot study using dried blood spots', Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 116, pp. 531 - 537, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trab164
    Journal articles | 2022
    Aung E; Han KT; Gordon CA; Hlaing NN; Aye MM; Htun MW; Wai KT; Myat SM; Thwe TL; Tun A; Wangdi K; Li Y; Williams GM; Clements ACA; Vaz Nery S; McManus DP; Gray DJ, 2022, 'High prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth infections in Myanmar schoolchildren', Infectious Diseases of Poverty, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40249-022-00952-6
    Journal articles | 2022
    Bartlett AW; Sousa-Figueiredo JC; van Goor RC; Monaghan P; Lancaster W; Mugizi R; Mendes EP; Nery SV; Lopes S, 2022, 'Burden and factors associated with schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminth infections among school-age children in Huambo, Uige and Zaire provinces, Angola', Infectious Diseases of Poverty, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40249-022-00975-z
    Journal articles | 2022
    Byrne A; Rosário A; Da Conceicąõ Ferreira M; De Jesus Trovoada Dos Santos M; Rollinson D; Vaz Nery S, 2022, 'Progress towards control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases targeted by preventive chemotherapy in Saõ Tome e Príncipe', Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 116, pp. 446 - 453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trab153
    Journal articles | 2022
    Oakley T; Le B; da Conceicao V; Marr I; Maia C; Soares M; Belo JC; Sarmento N; da Silva E; Amaral S; Vaz Nery S; Lynar S; Francis JR; Yan J, 2022, 'Gastrointestinal Carriage of Antimicrobial Resistance in School-Aged Children in Three Municipalities of Timor-Leste', Antibiotics, vol. 11, pp. 1262 - 1262, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics11091262
    Journal articles | 2022
    Shimelis T; Schierhout G; Tadesse BT; Dittrich S; Crump JA; Kaldor JM; Nery SV, 2022, 'Timely health care seeking and first source of care for acute febrile illness in children in Hawassa, southern Ethiopia', PLoS ONE, vol. 17, pp. e0269725, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0269725
    Journal articles | 2022
    Shimelis T; Vaz Nery S; Tadesse BT; Bartlett AW; Belay FW; Schierhout G; Dittrich S; Crump JA; Kaldor JM, 2022, 'Clinical management and outcomes of acute febrile illness in children attending a tertiary hospital in southern Ethiopia', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 22, pp. 434, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-022-07424-0
    Journal articles | 2021
    Abrha S; Christenson JK; McEwen J; Tesfaye W; Vaz Nery S; Chang AY; Spelman T; Kosari S; Kigen G; Carroll S; Heukelbach J; Feldmeier H; Bartholomaeus A; Daniel M; Peterson GM; Thomas J, 2021, 'Treatment of tungiasis using a tea tree oil-based gel formulation: Protocol for a randomised controlled proof-of-principle trial', BMJ Open, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047380
    Journal articles | 2021
    Aw JYH; Clarke NE; Mayfield HJ; Lau CL; Richardson A; Vaz Nery S, 2021, 'Novel statistical approaches to identify risk factors for soil-transmitted helminth infection in Timor-Leste', International Journal for Parasitology, vol. 51, pp. 729 - 739, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2021.01.005
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bartlett AW; Traub R; Amaral S; Hii SF; Clarke NE; Matthews A; Zendejas-Heredia PA; Arkell P; Monteiro MAA; Da Conceicao V; Da Costa Maia C; Soares MI; Prisca Guterres JD; Francis JR; Nery SV, 2021, 'Comparison between Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction and Sodium Nitrate Flotation Microscopy in Diagnosing Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 105, pp. 1210 - 1213, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.21-0227
    Journal articles | 2021
    Byrne A; Manalo G; Clarke NE; Vaz Nery S, 2021, 'Impact of hookworm infection and preventive chemotherapy on haemoglobin in non-pregnant populations', Tropical Medicine and International Health, vol. 26, pp. 1568 - 1592, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tmi.13681
    Journal articles | 2021
    Clarke NE; Dyer CEF; Amaral S; Tan G; Nery SV, 2021, 'Improving uptake and sustainability of sanitation interventions in timor-leste: A case study', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031013
    Journal articles | 2021
    Matthews A; Le B; Amaral S; Arkell P; Monteiro M; Clarke N; Barros T; de Jesus Mendonça J; Gusmão SME; dos Reis Seixas LM; da Piedade JHA; Engelman D; Steer AC; Fancourt NSS; Yan J; Kaldor J; Francis JR; Nery SV, 2021, 'Prevalence of scabies and impetigo in school-age children in Timor-Leste', Parasites and Vectors, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-021-04645-1
    Journal articles | 2021
    Trinos JPCRD; Wulandari LPL; Clarke N; Belizario V; Kaldor J; Nery SV, 2021, 'Prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth infections, schistosomiasis, and lymphatic filariasis before and after preventive chemotherapy initiation in the Philippines: A systematic review and meta-analysis', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0010026
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tsoi SK; Lake SJ; Thean LJ; Matthews A; Sokana O; Kama M; Amaral S; Romani L; Whitfeld M; Francis JR; Vaz Nery S; Marks M; Kaldor JM; Steer AC; Engelman D, 2021, 'Estimation of scabies prevalence using simplified criteria and mapping procedures in three Pacific and southeast Asian countries', BMC Public Health, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-12039-2
    Journal articles | 2021
    Viney K; Itogo N; Yamanaka T; Jebeniani R; Hazarika A; Morishita F; Nishikiori N; Nery SV, 2021, 'Correction to: Economic evaluation of patient costs associated with tuberculosis diagnosis and care in Solomon Islands (BMC Public Health, (2021), 21, 1, (1928), 10.1186/s12889-021-11938-8)', BMC Public Health, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-12284-5
    Journal articles | 2021
    Viney K; Itogo N; Yamanaka T; Jebeniani R; Hazarika A; Morishita F; Nishikiori N; Nery SV, 2021, 'Economic evaluation of patient costs associated with tuberculosis diagnosis and care in Solomon Islands', BMC Public Health, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11938-8
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kurscheid J; Laksono B; Park MJ; Clements ACA; Sadler R; McCarthy JS; Nery SV; Soares-Magalhaes R; Halton K; Hadisaputro S; Richardson A; Indjein L; Wangdi K; Stewart DE; Gray DJ, 2020, 'Epidemiology of soil-transmitted helminth infections in semarang, central java, indonesia', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 14, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008907
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lemos M; Pedro JM; Fançony C; Moura S; Brito M; Nery SV; Sousa CP; Barros H, 2020, 'Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis preventive chemotherapy: Adverse events in children from 2 to 15 years in Bengo province, Angola', PLoS ONE, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229247
    Journal articles | 2020
    Shimelis T; Tadesse BT; W/Gebriel F; Crump JA; Schierhout G; Dittrich S; Kaldor JM; Vaz Nery S, 2020, 'Aetiology of acute febrile illness among children attending a tertiary hospital in southern Ethiopia', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 20, pp. 903, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-020-05635-x
    Journal articles | 2019
    Aw JYH; Clarke NE; McCarthy JS; Traub RJ; Amaral S; Huque MH; Andrews RM; Gray DJ; Clements ACA; Vaz Nery S, 2019, 'Giardia duodenalis infection in the context of a community-based deworming and water, sanitation and hygiene trial in Timor-Leste', Parasites and Vectors, vol. 12, pp. 491, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3752-9
    Journal articles | 2019
    Clarke NE; Doi SAR; Wangdi K; Chen Y; Clements ACA; Nery SV, 2019, 'Efficacy of anthelminthic drugs and drug combinations against soil-transmitted helminths: A systematic review and network meta-analysis', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 68, pp. 96 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy423
    Journal articles | 2019
    Clarke NE; Ng-Nguyen D; Traub RJ; Clements ACA; Halton K; Anderson RM; Gray DJ; Coffeng LE; Kaldor JM; Vaz Nery S, 2019, 'A cluster-randomised controlled trial comparing school and community-based deworming for soil transmitted helminth control in school-age children: The CoDe-STH trial protocol', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 19, pp. 822, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-4449-6
    Journal articles | 2019
    Cribb DM; Clarke NE; Doi SAR; Nery SV, 2019, 'Differential impact of mass and targeted praziquantel delivery on schistosomiasis control in school-aged children: A systematic review and meta-analysis', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 13, pp. e0007808, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007808
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lemos M; Fançony C; Moura S; Mirante C; Sousa PD; Barros H; Nery S; Brito M, 2019, 'Integrated community-based intervention for urinary schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in children from Caxito, Angola', International Health, vol. 12, pp. 86 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihz055
    Journal articles | 2019
    Nery SV; Traub RJ; McCarthy JS; Clarke NE; Amaral S; Llewellyn S; Weking E; Richardson A; Campbell SJ; Gray DJ; Vallely AJ; Williams GM; Andrews RM; Clements ACA, 2019, 'Wash for worms: A cluster-randomized controlled trial of the impact of a community integrated water, sanitation, and hygiene and deworming intervention on soil-transmitted helminth infections', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 100, pp. 750 - 761, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0705
    Journal articles | 2019
    Stracke K; Clarke N; Awburn CV; Nery SV; Khieu V; Traub RJ; Jex AR, 2019, 'Development and validation of a multiplexed-tandem qPCR tool for diagnostics of human soil-transmitted helminth infections', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007363
    Journal articles | 2019
    Vaz Nery S; Clarke NE; Richardson A; Traub R; McCarthy JS; Gray DJ; Vallely AJ; Williams GM; Andrews RM; Campbell SJ; Clements ACA, 2019, 'Risk factors for infection with soil-transmitted helminths during an integrated community level water, sanitation, and hygiene and deworming intervention in Timor-Leste', International Journal for Parasitology, vol. 49, pp. 389 - 396, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2018.12.006
    Journal articles | 2019
    Vaz Nery S; Pickering AJ; Abate E; Asmare A; Barrett L; Benjamin-Chung J; Bundy DAP; Clasen T; Clements ACA; Colford JM; Ercumen A; Crowley S; Cumming O; Freeman MC; Haque R; Mengistu B; Oswald WE; Pullan RL; Oliveira RG; Einterz Owen K; Walson JL; Youya A; Brooker SJ, 2019, 'The role of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in reducing soil-transmitted helminths: Interpreting the evidence and identifying next steps', Parasites and Vectors, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3532-6
    Journal articles | 2019
    Viney K; Amaral S; Baptista Marques E; Siroka A; Lopes C; Vaz Nery S, 2019, 'Four of five tuberculosis patients experience catastrophic costs related to TB diagnosis and care in Timor-Leste', International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, vol. 23, pp. 1191 - 1197, http://dx.doi.org/10.5588/ijtld.18.0765
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wangdi K; Kasturiaratchi K; Nery SV; Lau CL; Gray DJ; Clements ACA, 2019, 'Diversity of infectious aetiologies of acute undifferentiated febrile illnesses in south and Southeast Asia: A systematic review', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-4185-y
    Journal articles | 2018
    Clarke NE; Clements ACA; Amaral S; Richardson A; McCarthy JS; McGown J; Bryan S; Gray DJ; Nery SV, 2018, '(S)WASH-D for Worms: A pilot study investigating the differential impact of school- versus community-based integrated control programs for soil-transmitted helminths', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006389
    Journal articles | 2018
    Clarke NE; Llewellyn S; Traub RJ; McCarthy J; Richardson A; Nery SV, 2018, 'Quantitative polymerase chain reaction for diagnosis of soil-transmitted helminth infections: A comparison with a flotation-based technique and an investigation of variability in DNA detection', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 99, pp. 1033 - 1040, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0356
    Journal articles | 2018
    Coffeng LE; Vaz Nery S; Gray DJ; Bakker R; de Vlas SJ; Clements ACA, 2018, 'Predicted short and long-term impact of deworming and water, hygiene, and sanitation on transmission of soil-transmitted helminths', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006758
    Journal articles | 2018
    Vaz Nery S; Bennett I; Clarke NE; Lin A; Rahman Z; Rahman M; Clements ACA, 2018, 'Characterisation of environmental enteropathy biomarkers and associated risk factors in children in the context of a WASH trial in Timor-Leste', International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, vol. 221, pp. 901 - 906, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2018.05.012
    Journal articles | 2018
    Vaz Nery S; Qi J; Llewellyn S; Clarke NE; Traub R; Gray DJ; Vallely AJ; Williams GM; Andrews RM; McCarthy JS; Clements ACA, 2018, 'Use of quantitative PCR to assess the efficacy of albendazole against Necator americanus and Ascaris spp. in Manufahi District, Timor-Leste', Parasites and Vectors, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-2838-0
    Journal articles | 2018
    Wangdi K; Clements ACA; Du T; Nery SV, 2018, 'Spatial and temporal patterns of dengue infections in Timor-Leste, 2005-2013', Parasites and Vectors, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-017-2588-4
    Journal articles | 2017
    Campbell SJ; Nery SV; D'Este CA; Gray DJ; McCarthy JS; Traub RJ; Andrews RM; Llewellyn S; Vallely AJ; Williams GM; Clements ACA, 2017, 'Investigations into the association between soil-transmitted helminth infections, haemoglobin and child development indices in Manufahi District, Timor-Leste', Parasites and Vectors, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-017-2084-x
    Journal articles | 2017
    Campbell SJ; Nery SV; Wardell R; D’Este CA; Gray DJ; McCarthy JS; Traub RJ; Andrews RM; Llewellyn S; Vallely AJ; Williams GM; Clements ACA, 2017, 'Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and environmental risk factors for soil-transmitted helminth intensity of infection in Timor-Leste, using real time PCR', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005393
    Journal articles | 2017
    Clarke NE; Clements ACA; Doi SA; Wang D; Campbell SJ; Gray D; Nery SV, 2017, 'Differential effect of mass deworming and targeted deworming for soil-transmitted helminth control in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis', The Lancet, vol. 389, pp. 287 - 297, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32123-7
    Journal articles | 2017
    Clarke NE; Doi SA; Clements AC; Gray D; Campbell S; Wang D; Nery SV, 2017, 'The expansion of soil-transmitted helminth control strategies – Authors' reply', The Lancet, vol. 389, pp. 2191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31343-0
    Journal articles | 2017
    Gasparinho C; Ferreira FS; Mayer AC; Mirante MC; Nery SV; Santos-Reis A; Portugal-Calisto D; Brito M, 2017, 'Molecular characterization of Giardia lamblia in children less than 5 years of age with diarrhoea attending the Bengo General Hospital, Angola', Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 111, pp. 497 - 503, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/try004
    Journal articles | 2017
    Gasparinho C; Piedade J; Mirante MC; Mendes C; Mayer C; Nery SV; Brito M; Istrate C, 2017, 'Characterization of rotavirus infection in children with acute gastroenteritis in Bengo province, Northwestern Angola, prior to vaccine introduction', PLoS ONE, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0176046
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wardell R; Clements ACA; Lal A; Summers D; Llewellyn S; Campbell SJ; McCarthy J; Gray DJ; V. Nery S, 2017, 'An environmental assessment and risk map of Ascaris lumbricoides and Necator americanus distributions in Manufahi District, Timor-Leste', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005565
    Journal articles | 2016
    Campbell SJ; Nery SV; D'Este CA; Gray DJ; McCarthy JS; Traub RJ; Andrews RM; Llewellyn S; Vallely AJ; Williams GM; Amaral S; Clements ACA, 2016, 'Water, sanitation and hygiene related risk factors for soil-transmitted helminth and Giardia duodenalis infections in rural communities in Timor-Leste', International Journal for Parasitology, vol. 46, pp. 771 - 779, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2016.07.005
    Journal articles | 2016
    Campbell SJ; Nery SV; Doi SA; Gray DJ; Soares Magalhães RJ; McCarthy JS; Traub RJ; Andrews RM; Clements ACA, 2016, 'Complexities and Perplexities: A Critical Appraisal of the Evidence for Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infection-Related Morbidity', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004566
    Journal articles | 2016
    Campbell SJ; Nery SV; McCarthy JS; Gray DJ; Soares Magalhães RJ; Clements ACA, 2016, 'A Critical Appraisal of Control Strategies for Soil-Transmitted Helminths', Trends in Parasitology, vol. 32, pp. 97 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2015.10.006
    Journal articles | 2016
    Clarke NE; Clements ACA; Bryan S; McGown J; Gray D; Nery SV, 2016, 'Investigating the differential impact of school and community-based integrated control programmes for soil-transmitted helminths in Timor-Leste: The (S)WASH-D for Worms pilot study protocol', Pilot and Feasibility Studies, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40814-016-0109-4
    Journal articles | 2016
    Gasparinho C; Mirante MC; Centeno-Lima S; Istrate C; Mayer AC; Tavira L; Nery SV; Brito M, 2016, 'Etiology of Diarrhea in Children Younger Than 5 Years Attending the Bengo General Hospital in Angola', Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, vol. 35, pp. e28 - e34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000000957
    Journal articles | 2016
    Gyawali P; Ahmed W; Sidhu JPS; Nery SV; Clements AC; Traub R; McCarthy JS; Llewellyn S; Jagals P; Toze S, 2016, 'Quantitative detection of viable helminth ova from raw wastewater, human feces, and environmental soil samples using novel PMA-qPCR methods', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol. 23, pp. 18639 - 18648, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-7039-9
    Journal articles | 2016
    Llewellyn S; Inpankaew T; Nery SV; Gray DJ; Verweij JJ; Clements ACA; Gomes SJ; Traub R; McCarthy JS, 2016, 'Application of a Multiplex Quantitative PCR to Assess Prevalence and Intensity Of Intestinal Parasite Infections in a Controlled Clinical Trial', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004380
    Journal articles | 2016
    Rosário EVN; Costa D; Timóteo L; Rodrigues AA; Varanda J; Nery SV; Brito M, 2016, 'Main causes of death in Dande, Angola: Results from Verbal Autopsies of deaths occurring during 2009-2012', BMC Public Health, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3365-6
    Journal articles | 2015
    Nery SV; McCarthy JS; Traub R; Andrews RM; Black J; Gray D; Weking E; Atkinson JA; Campbell S; Francis N; Vallely A; Williams G; Clements A, 2015, 'A cluster-randomised controlled trial integrating a community-based water, sanitation and hygiene programme, with mass distribution of albendazole to reduce intestinal parasites in Timor-Leste: The WASH for WORMS research protocol', BMJ Open, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009293
    Journal articles | 2014
    Campbell SJ; Savage GB; Gray DJ; Atkinson JAM; Soares Magalhães RJ; Nery SV; McCarthy JS; Velleman Y; Wicken JH; Traub RJ; Williams GM; Andrews RM; Clements ACA, 2014, 'Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH): A Critical Component for Sustainable Soil-Transmitted Helminth and Schistosomiasis Control', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002651
    Journal articles | 2013
    Fançony C; Sebastião YV; Pires JE; Gamboa D; Nery SV, 2013, 'Performance of microscopy and RDTs in the context of a malaria prevalence survey in Angola: A comparison using PCR as the gold standard', Malaria Journal, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-12-284
    Journal articles | 2013
    Pires JE; Sebastião YV; Langa AJ; Nery SV, 2013, 'Hypertension in Northern Angola: Prevalence, associated factors, awareness, treatment and control', BMC Public Health, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-90
    Journal articles | 2013
    Soares Magalhães RJ; Fançony C; Gamboa D; Langa AJ; Sousa-Figueiredo JC; Clements ACA; Vaz Nery S, 2013, 'Extending Helminth Control beyond STH and Schistosomiasis: The Case of Human Hymenolepiasis', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002321
    Journal articles | 2013
    Soares Magalhães RJ; Langa A; Pedro JM; Sousa-Figueiredo JC; Clements ACA; Nery SV, 2013, 'Role of malnutrition and parasite infections in the spatial variation in children's anaemia risk in northern Angola', Geospatial Health, vol. 7, pp. 341 - 354, http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/gh.2013.91
    Journal articles | 2012
    Costa MJ; Rosário E; Langa A; António G; Bendriss A; Nery SV, 2012, 'Setting up a demographic surveillance system in Northern Angola', Etude de la Population Africaine, vol. 26, pp. 133 - 146
    Journal articles | 2012
    Fançony C; Gamboa D; Sebastião Y; Hallett R; Sutherland C; Sousa-Figueiredo JC; Nery SV, 2012, 'Various pfcrt and pfmdr1 genotypes of Plasmodium falciparum cocirculate with P. malariae, P. ovale spp., and P. vivax in Northern Angola', Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, vol. 56, pp. 5271 - 5277, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.00559-12
    Journal articles | 2012
    Magalhães RJS; Langa A; Sousa-Figueiredo JC; Clements AC; Nery SV, 2012, 'Finding malaria hot-spots in northern Angola: The role of individual, household and environmental factors within a meso-endemic area', Malaria Journal, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-11-385
    Journal articles | 2012
    Pires J; Sebastião Y; Rodrigues A; Langa A; Vaz-Nery S, 2012, '454 HYPERTENSION PREVALENCE IN NORTHERN ANGOLA', Journal of Hypertension, vol. 30, pp. e134 - e135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.hjh.0000420310.10217.c6
    Journal articles | 2012
    Sousa-Figueiredo JC; Gamboa D; Pedro JM; Fançony C; Langa AJ; Magalhães RJS; Stothard JR; Nery SV, 2012, 'Epidemiology of malaria, schistosomiasis, geohelminths, anemia and malnutrition in the context of a demographic surveillance system in northern Angola', PLoS ONE, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0033189
    Journal articles | 2011
    Stothard JR; Sousa-Figueiredo JC; Betson M; Green HK; Seto EYW; Garba A; Sacko M; Mutapi F; Vaz Nery S; Amin MA; Mutumba-Nakalembe M; Navaratnam A; Fenwick A; Kabatereine NB; Gabrielli AF; Montresor A, 2011, 'Closing the praziquantel treatment gap: New steps in epidemiological monitoring and control of schistosomiasis in African infants and preschool-aged children', Parasitology, vol. 138, pp. 1593 - 1606, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0031182011001235
    Journal articles | 2007
    Deans AM; Nery S; Conway DJ; Kai O; Marsh K; Rowe JA, 2007, 'Invasion pathways and malaria severity in Kenyan Plasmodium falciparum clinical isolates', Infection and Immunity, vol. 75, pp. 3014 - 3020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/IAI.00249-07
    Journal articles | 2006
    Carney RSE; Alfonso TB; Cohen D; Dai H; Nery S; Stoica B; Slotkin J; Bregman BS; Fishell G; Corbin JG, 2006, 'Cell migration along the lateral cortical stream to the developing basal telencephalic limbic system', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 26, pp. 11562 - 11574, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3092-06.2006
    Journal articles | 2006
    Nery S; Deans AM; Mosobo M; Marsh K; Rowe JA; Conway DJ, 2006, 'Expression of Plasmodium falciparum genes involved in erythrocyte invasion varies among isolates cultured directly from patients', Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, vol. 149, pp. 208 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molbiopara.2006.05.014
    Journal articles | 2005
    Butt SJB; Fuccillo M; Nery S; Noctor S; Kriegstein A; Corbin JG; Fishell G, 2005, 'The temporal and spatial origins of cortical interneurons predict their physiological subtype', Neuron, vol. 48, pp. 591 - 604, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2005.09.034
    Journal articles | 2005
    Mason HA; Rakowiecki SM; Raftopoulou M; Nery S; Huang Y; Gridley T; Fishell G, 2005, 'Notch signaling coordinates the patterning of striatal compartments', Development, vol. 132, pp. 4247 - 4258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/dev.02008
    Journal articles | 2004
    Yoon K; Nery S; Rutlin ML; Radtke F; Fishell G; Gaiano N, 2004, 'Fibroblast growth factor receptor signaling promotes radial glial identity and interacts with Notch1 signaling in telencephalic progenitors', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 24, pp. 9497 - 9506, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0993-04.2004
    Journal articles | 2003
    Machold R; Hayashi S; Rutlin M; Muzumdar MD; Nery S; Corbin JG; Gritli-Linde A; Dellovade T; Porter JA; Rubin LL; Dudek H; McMahon AP; Fishell G, 2003, 'Erratum: Sonic hedgehog is required for progenitor cell maintenance in telencephalic stem cell niches (Neuron (September 11, 2003) 39 (937-950))', Neuron, vol. 40, pp. 189 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0896-6273(03)00593-2
    Journal articles | 2003
    Machold R; Hayashi S; Rutlin M; Muzumdar MD; Nery S; Corbin JG; Gritli-Linde A; Dellovade T; Porter JA; Rubin LL; Dudek H; McMahon AP; Fishell G, 2003, 'Sonic hedgehog is required for progenitor cell maintenance in telencephalic stem cell niches', Neuron, vol. 39, pp. 937 - 950, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0896-6273(03)00561-0
    Journal articles | 2003
    Nery S; Corbin JG; Fishell G, 2003, 'Dlx2 progenitor migration in wild type and Nkx2.1 Mutant telencephalon', Cerebral Cortex, vol. 13, pp. 895 - 903, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cercor/13.9.895
    Journal articles | 2002
    Nery S; Fishell G; Corbin JG, 2002, 'The caudal ganglionic eminence is a source of distinct cortical and subcortical cell populations', Nature Neuroscience, vol. 5, pp. 1279 - 1287, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nn971
    Journal articles | 2001
    Corbin JG; Nery S; Fishell G, 2001, 'Telencephalic cells take a tangent: Non-radial migration in the mammalian forebrain', Nature Neuroscience, vol. 4, pp. 1177 - 1182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nn749
    Journal articles | 2001
    Lee JD; Kraus P; Gaiano N; Nery S; Kohtz J; Fishell G; Loomis CA; Treisman JE, 2001, 'An acylatable residue of Hedgehog is differentially required in Drosophila and mouse limb development', Developmental Biology, vol. 233, pp. 122 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/dbio.2001.0218
    Journal articles | 2001
    Nery S; Wichterle H; Fishell G, 2001, 'Sonic hedgehog contributes to oligodendrocyte specification in the mammalian forebrain', Development, vol. 128, pp. 527 - 540
    Journal articles | 2001
    Wichterle H; Turnbull DH; Nery S; Fishell G; Alvarez-Buylla A, 2001, 'In utero fate mapping reveals distinct migratory pathways and fates of neurons born in the mammalian basal forebrain', Development, vol. 128, pp. 3759 - 3771
    Journal articles | 2000
    Graca L; Nery S; Bettencourt Dias M; Magalhaes T, 2000, 'Weak euro hits PhDs too [2]', Nature, vol. 408, pp. 513, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/35046268
    Journal articles | 1999
    Zaid A; Li R; Luciakova K; Barath P; Nery S; Nelson BD, 1999, 'On the role of the general transcription factor Sp1 in the activation and repression of diverse mammalian oxidative phosphorylation genes', Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes, vol. 31, pp. 129 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1005499727732
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Bartlett AW; Traub R; Amaral S; Hii SF; Clarke N; Zendejas-Heredia P; Arkell P; Monteiro M; da Conceicao V; Maia CDC; Soares MI; Guterres JDP; Francis JR; Nery SV, 2021, 'COMPARISON BETWEEN QUANTITATIVE POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION AND SODIUM NITRATE FLOTATION MICROSCOPY IN DIAGNOSING SOIL-TRANSMITTED HELMINTH INFECTIONS', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, ELECTR NETWORK, pp. 395 - 395, presented at Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), ELECTR NETWORK, 17 November 2021 - 21 November 2021, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000778105603329&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Dyer CE; Clarke NE; Ng-Nguyen D; Herath D; Traub RJ; Nery SV, 2021, 'DETERMINING EFFICACY OF ALBENDAZOLE IN DAK LAK PROVINCE, VIETNAM, USING QUANTITATIVE PCR', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, pp. 397 - 397, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000778105603335&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Le B; Monteiro MA; Amaral S; Matthews A; Hii SF; Clarke N; Arkell P; Traub R; Yan J; Engelman D; Fancourt N; Steer A; Kaldor J; Francis JR; Nery SV, 2021, 'IVERMECTIN, DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE AND ALBENDAZOLE MASS DRUG ADMINISTRATION: IMPACT ON PREVALENCE OF SCABIES, IMPETIGO AND SOIL-TRANSMITTED HELMINTH (STH) INFECTIONS IN THREE MUNICIPALITIES OF TIMORLESTE', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, pp. 13 - 13, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000778105601037&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Preprints | 2021
    Matthews A; Le B; Amaral S; Arkell P; Monteiro M; Clarke N; Barros T; Mendonça JDJ; Gusmão SME; Seixas LMDR; Piedade JHAD; Engelman D; Steer AC; Fancourt NSS; Yan J; Kaldor J; Francis JR; Nery SV, 2021, Prevalence of scabies and impetigo in school-age children in Timor-Leste, http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-105686/v2
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Shimelis T; Nery SV; Tadesse BT; Bartlett AW; Belay FW; Schierhout G; Dittrich S; Crump JA; Kaldor JM, 2021, 'ACUTE FEBRILE ILLNESSES IN CHILDREN PRESENTING TO A TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA: MANAGEMENT AND OUTCOMES', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, pp. 251 - 251, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000778105602472&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Preprints | 2020
    Matthews A; Le B; Amaral S; Arkell P; Monteiro M; Clarke N; Barros T; Mendonça JDJ; Gusmão SME; Seixas LMDR; Piedade JHAD; Engelman D; Steer AC; Fancourt NSS; Yan J; Kaldor J; Francis JR; Nery SV, 2020, Prevalence of Scabies and Impetigo in School-Age Children in Timor-Leste, http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-105686/v1
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Clarke NE; Dinh N-N; Traub RJ; Clements ACA; Halton K; Anderson RM; Gray DJ; Coffeng LE; Nery SV, 2019, 'A CLUSTER-RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL COMPARING SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY-BASED DEWORMING FOR SOIL TRANSMITTED HELMINTH CONTROL IN SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN: THE CODE-STH TRIAL PROTOCOL', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, MD, National Harbor, pp. 357 - 357, presented at 68th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-for-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), MD, National Harbor, 20 November 2019 - 24 November 2019, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000507364503517&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Woldkiros TS; Tadesse BT; Belay F; Schierhout G; Nery SV; Kaldor J, 2019, 'AETIOLOGIES OF ACUTE FEBRILE ILLNESS AMONG CHILDREN IN A CONTEXT OF DECLINING MALARIA TRANSMISSION', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, MD, National Harbor, Vol. 101, pp. 16 - 17, presented at 68th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-for-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), MD, National Harbor, 20 November 2019 - 24 November 2019, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000507364502051&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Cribb D; Clarke N; Doi S; Nery S, 2018, 'DIFFERENTIAL IMPACT OF MASS AND TARGETED DEWORMING CAMPAIGNS FOR SCHISTOSOMIASIS CONTROL IN CHILDREN: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, LA, New Orleans, pp. 415 - 415, presented at 67th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTHM), LA, New Orleans, 28 October 2018 - 01 November 2018, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000461386604018&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Nery S; Clarke N; McCarthy J; Traub R; Richardson A; Gray D; Campbell S; Vallely A; Williams G; Andrews R; Clements A, 2018, 'RISK FACTORS FOR INFECTION WITH SOIL TRANSMITTED HELMINTHS INTIMOR-LESTE: A LONGITUDINAL ANALYSIS DURING A COMMUNITY INTEGRATED WASH ANDDEWORMING INTERVENTION', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, LA, New Orleans, pp. 238 - 238, presented at 67th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTHM), LA, New Orleans, 28 October 2018 - 01 November 2018, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000461386603092&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Campbell SJ; Nery S; Wardell R; D'Este C; Gray D; McCarthy J; Traub R; Andrews R; Llewellyn S; Vallely A; Williams G; Clements A, 2016, 'WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH) AND ENVIRONMENTAL RISK FACTORS FOR SOIL-TRANSMITTED HELMINTH INTENSITY OF INFECTION IN TIMOR-LESTE, USING REAL TIME PCR', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, GA, Atlanta, pp. 213 - 213, presented at 65th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), GA, Atlanta, 13 November 2016 - 16 November 2016, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412851502200&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Competitive GRANTS 

Nery S.V., Clements A., Halton K., Anderson R., Gray D.

School versus community-based albendazole deworming for control of soil transmitted helminths in school-age children in the Philippines – a cluster randomised controlled trial.

NHMRC Partnership Project Grant APP1139561. $1,336,408.20. 2018-2020.

Aung E., Gray D., Nery S.V.,

Clements A.,

Soil-transmitted helminthiases and related behaviours among schoolchildren in Myanmar.

Government Partnerships for Development, Department of Foreign

 Affairs and Trade (DFAT), (a collaboration between The Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Yangon). $6,000 AUD

1 March 2016 to 30 September 2016

Nery S.V., Viney K., Pham M.

Economic evaluation of patient costs associated with tuberculosis diagnosis and care in Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste

Excellence in Population Health Award, Research School of Population Health, Australian National University, 2015. $15 000 AUD

Nery S.V., Clements A., Gray D. 

Should integrated deworming and WASH programs for STH control be delivered in schools or the community?

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations 2015–2016. (OPP1119041) $100,000 USD

Chief investigators: Gray D., Clements A., Stewart D., McCarthy J., Soares Magalhaes R., Halton K. Associate investigators: Nery S., Laksono B., Hadisaputro S., Sadler R., Bieri F.

The effectiveness, acceptability and cost effectiveness of the 'BALatrine': a culturally acceptable latrine intervention in resource limited environments

NHMRC Partnership Project Grant. Partner: UBS Optimus Foundation. 2014–2016 (APP1077138) $764,916 AUD

Clements A., Andrews R., McCarthy J., Black J., Traub R, Gray D., Nery S.

A cluster RCT of the impact of a community-based hygiene and sanitation program on infection with intestinal parasites following mass albendazole chemotherapy in Timor-Leste

NHMRC Partnership Project Grant. Partner: WaterAid Australia. (APP1013713) 20112013 (delayed 2012-2015) $987,270 AUD

Non-Competitive GRANTS

 

Lokuge K., Nery S.V., Banks E.

Improving basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care through training and infrastructure support to community health workers in rural and remote regions of Papua New Guinea

 

UNICEF, Papua New Guinea, 2017. $30 800 AUD

Nery S.V., Viney K.

Economic evaluation of patient costs associated with tuberculosis diagnosis and care in Solomon Islands

WHO Western Pacific Region, 2016. $15 000 AUD

Nery S.V., Viney K.

Economic evaluation of patient costs associated with tuberculosis diagnosis and care in Timor-Leste

WHO Timor-Leste country office, 2016. $3 000 AUD

Nery S.V. (CISA)

Management of 1M euros/year for setting up a research centre and initiating research activities (health and demographic surveillance system, verbal autopsy, baseline survey of malaria, intestinal parasites, schistosomiasis, anemia and malnutrition, and baseline survey of hypertension).

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2009 to 2012, €1,000,000/year

FELLOWSHIPS

1/2006 to 1/2007

(approx. $34,500)

Post-doc Fellowship

 

Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal

 

1/2004 to 1/2006

(approx. $90,000)

Long-term Post-doc Fellowship

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

 

9/1997 to 5/2002

(approx. $100,000)

PhD Fellowship

Gulbenkian Foundation and the Portuguese Government (Foundation for Science and Technology), Portugal

 

1997

(approx. $7,500)

Pre-doctoral Fellowship

Portuguese National Board for Scientific and Technological Research (JNICT)

 

1997

(approx. $7,500)

Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Portugal-France Cooperation Program

JNICT/INSERM (French National Institute for Health and Medical Research)

 

1996

(approx. $10,000)

Undergraduate Scholarship

European Community Erasmus program

In the last 6 years i was overseeing a program of research being implemented in Timor-Leste, that includes:

1) STH epidemiology and control

- Integrated WASH and deworming for STH control: a NHMRC funded (APP10137133) 3 year trial looking at the impact of WASH and albendazole on STH infections (WASH for WORMS);

- Community-wide vs school-targeted WASH and deworming for STH control - (S)WASH-D for Worms (Bill and Melinda Gates GCE - OPP1119041);

- Investigating zoonotic transmission of Ascaris species between pigs and humans;

- Assessment of environmental enteropathy and potential association with infection with soil transmitted helminths

-Efficacy of albendazole prior to mass drug administration

2) Spatial analysis of dengue and

3) Catastrophic costs associated with tuberculosis (RSPH-ANU & WHO)

In Indonesia I am an associate investigator in a trial assessing the impact of a sanitation intervention on infection with intestinal worms (APP APP1077138).

In Myanmar I am involved in a pilot study looking at STH infection levels in school children (DFAT).

In Angola (CISA Project), I am one of the chief investigators of a study looking at the impact of the distribution of albendazol, bednets and praziquantel on anemia in school aged children.  

In Papua New Guinea I am co-investigator in a study evaluating the impact of an obstetric and neonatal care training program on the provision of these services.

Recently I have been awarded a $1.3M NHMRC Project Grant (CIA) to compare the impact of school vs community distribution of albendazole in school-age children in the Philippines.

Consultancies

2017

 

Epidemiologist for TIP TOP project

ISGlobal, Spain

2017

 

Vector Works Project/LLIN Durability Monitoring study in Mozambique (24 months follow-up)

 

Tropical Health, UK

2016

 

 

Development of a research protocol and tools for a baseline assessment of malaria and importation risk factors across borders of southern Africa.

 

Elimination 8 Secretariat, South Africa

2007

Evaluation of the Togolese National Malaria Control program (3 weeks)

Roll Back Malaria (RBM) – Togo

My Research Supervision

PhD students

2020 -

Brandon Le, Ivermectin for STH control

 

Primary supervisor, Kirby Institute, UNSW

 

2019 -

Phoebe Mutila Kisavi, Feasibility and acceptability of community deworming for STH control

 

Primary supervisor, Kirby Institute, UNSW

2019 -

Paul Delos Trinos, Cost-effectiveness analysis of community deworming for STH control

 

Joint supervisor, Kirby Institute, UNSW

2018 –

 

Techalew Woldkiros, Acute febrile illness in a context of declining malaria transmission

 

Joint supervisor, Kirby Institute, UNSW

2012-

Manuel Lemos, Community versus school-based chemotherapy for the control of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths in children in rural Angola

Co-supervisor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal

Honours

2019-2020

Jessica Aw, Novel methodological approaches for determining prevalence and intensity of STH and identifying risk factors for infection

Principal Joint Supervisor, Honours in Population Health, Australian National University