Professor Anna Ralph

Deputy Director (Research); 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 a Senior Principal Research Fellow with the Global and Tropical Health Division at Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. She shares the role of Deputy Director of Research with Prof Louise Maple-Brown. She is also a practising 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 cultural safety in healthcare. She has expertise in a broad range of research methods. 

Professor Ralph’s roles include membership of the Medical Journal of Australia’s Editorial Advisory Committee, the Northern Territory Government Department of Health (NT Health) Top End Division of Medicine Research Committee, NT Health Aboriginal Health Committee, CARPA Standard Treatment Manual editorial committee, the NT RHD Control Program Steering Committee and she is a fellows of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases. 

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