Professor Bart Currie
Theme leader, Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1990; Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1985; Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1985; Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Melbourne, 1978.
Approved level of HDR supervision at Charles Darwin University:
Principal Supervisor for PhD
Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus
Prof Currie’s passion is in coordinating links between clinicians, public health colleagues and other service providers, laboratory scientists and community.
Initially head of the early Menzies Clinical Division and then Interim Director of Menzies from August 2005 to March 2006, Prof Currie now leads the Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases team within the Global and Tropical Health Division. He is Professor in Medicine at the Northern Territory Medical Program, Flinders University, Adjunct Professorial Fellow at Charles Darwin University and Adjunct Professor at James Cook University. He works as a senior staff specialist physician at Royal Darwin Hospital, where he was Director of Infectious Diseases until 2019.
He was Director of RHDAustralia until January 2021 and Director of HOT NORTH (NHMRC-funded Improving Health Outcomes across Northern Australia Program) until December 2021. He was appointed to the Technical Reference Group for the Australian Government’s Regional Health Security Initiative in July 2017 and the National COVID-19 Health and Research Advisory Committee (NCHRAC) in April 2020. He was Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the CRE CREID and remains Chair of the Expert Reference Panel of the CRE APPRISE.
His collaborations across Central and Northern Australia and with clinical and scientific colleagues elsewhere in Australia and overseas have resulted in over 680 peer-reviewed publications.
Prof Currie has peer reviewed grants for the NHMRC since the 1990s and has peer reviewed for 57 journals, including The Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine and a range of PLoS and BMC open access journals. He has supervised 23 successfully completed PhDs.
- Tropical and emerging infectious diseases
- Snakebite and tropical toxinology
- Scabies and skin infections
- Rheumatic heart disease
- Zoonoses and environmental pathogens