Professor Bart Currie

Director, HOT NORTH; Director, RHDAustralia; Team 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, Professor Currie now leads the Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases team within the Global and Tropical Health Division. He is also Director of Infectious Diseases at the Royal Darwin Hospital, 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 is Director of both RHDAustralia and HOT NORTH.. He was appointed to the Technical Reference Group for the Australian Government’s new Regional Health Security Initiative in July 2017.

His collaborations across Central and Northern Australia and with clinical and scientific colleagues elsewhere in Australia and overseas have resulted in  over 580 peer-reviewed publications.

Prof Currie has peer reviewed grants for the NHMRC since the 1990s and has peer reviewed for 52 journals, including The LancetThe New England Journal of Medicine and a range of PLoS and BMC open access journals. He has supervised 18 successfully completed PhDs and seven Master by Research students.