Professor Anna Ralph

Deputy Director Research and Senior Principal 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 Deputy Director Research, Menzies School of Health Research and Senior Research Fellow, Global and Tropical Health Division. She is a practicing medical specialist in General Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Royal Darwin Hospital and Palmerston Regional Hospital.

Her research fields include Australian tropical infectious diseases, rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Australian Indigenous populations, tuberculosis control especially in neighbouring South-East Asian settings, and improving Aboriginal cultural safety in healthcare. She has expertise in a broad range of quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Media Expertise
  • Indigenous health
  • Global and tropical health
  • Tuberculosis
  • Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease
  • Inter-cultural communication