Professor Anna Ralph

Head of Global Health Division and senior clinical research fellow


PhD, Australian National University, 2010; Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2005; Diploma of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, 2002; Master of Public Health, University of Sydney, 1999; Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Honours Class 1, University of New South Wales, 1996; Medical Science Honours Class 1, Australian National University, 1993; Bachelor of Medical Science, University of Tasmania, 1992.

Approved level of HDR supervision at Charles Darwin University:

Supervisor for PhD


Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus

Professor Anna Ralph is the director of Global and Tropical Health at Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. She is a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow, and is the co-director of Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia, as well as being a practicing medical specialist in General Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Royal Darwin Hospital.

Her research fields include rheumatic fever / rheumatic heart disease in Australian Indigenous populations, tuberculosis control especially in neighbouring South-East Asian settings, and improving inter-cultural communication between healthcare providers and clients. She has expertise in a broad range of quantitative and qualitative research methods. 

Professor Ralph is an executive steering committee member of the Australian Clinical Research Network and the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network, she is also on the Medical Journal of Australia’s Editorial Advisory Committee.

She supervises a number of PhD students, post doctoral researchers, and Advanced Trainees in Infectious Diseases through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. 
Media Expertise
  • Indigenous health
  • Global and tropical health
  • Tuberculosis
  • Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease
  • Inter-cultural communication