Dr Chris Lowbridge
Doctor of Public Health, University of New South Wales, 2014; Master of Public Health, University of Sydney, 2009; Bachelor of Nursing, University of Technology Sydney, 2006; Bachelor of Applied Science, University of Sydney, 2004
Within the Menzies Division of Global and Tropical Health Chris is working on a range of projects to improve our understanding of the epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) in our region and strengthen regional response systems for improved clinical and public health management of TB in Northern Australia and its neighbours.
Chris has more than 10 years' experience in communicable disease control, outbreak investigation and health emergency response, with a particular interest in TB control.
Before joining Menzies in 2019, he worked for the World Health Organization in several roles in both the Western Pacific Region and West Africa. Prior to this Chris managed the New South Wales TB program and served as a member of the National TB Advisory Committee.
- CONTRA TB - a tool to scale up TB contract tracing in a high burden setting
- PRIME-TB - Papua New Guinea & Indonesia for the Micro Elimination of TB
- Shorter Treatment Regimens for TB Infection in the NT
- Strengthening Regional Tuberculosis Response Systems for Health Security and Better Quality Patient Care (HOT NORTH project)
- The Tropical Disease Research Regional Collaborative Initiative (TDRRCI)
A prestigious NHMRC scholarship has been recently awarded to Menzies PhD student, Dr Emma Smith, to tackle tuberculosis in the Top End.
Resources Regional Collaborations Programme COVID-19 Digital Grants, recognises A/Prof Kamala Ley-Thriemer, Dr Jo Wapling and Dr Chris Lowbridge.
This case study focuses on the role played by NHMRC and Australian governments in the virtual eradication of tuberculosis in Australia during the 20th century.
Th Sun Newspapers | The Ship for World Youth Leaders (SWY) program, have visited the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies)