Dr Jane Davies

NHMRC and Sidney Myer PhD scholar


Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice, University of Chester, 2009; Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, 2007; Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK), 2006; MBBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, 2002.


Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus


Dr Davies is a clinical researcher with over ten years experience in the area of Global Health and Infectious Diseases. Dr Davies has an extensive clinical background in these areas including working in and with communities in Tanzania, Malawi, England and the Northern Territory, Australia.

Over the last two years Dr Davies has been working towards a PhD looking holistically at Hepatitis B in the Northern Territory. Her research incorporates clinical and molecular epidemiology as well as a health education tool for Indigenous communities.

She also works clinically as a senior clinical fellow in Infectious Diseases at the Royal Darwin Hospital.

  • CHARM - Characterising Hepatitis B in northern Australia through molecular epidemiology
  • The Changing Epidemiology of Hepatitis B in the Northern Territory
  • Hepatitis B in the Top End of the Northern Territory: health literacy among those affected and innovative ways to improve it
  • A novel Hepatitis B virus genotype in Indigenous Australians – establishing the size of the problem in Galiwin’ku
  • A novel Hepatitis B virus genotype in Indigenous Australians: impact on vaccine efficacy and clinical outcomes – a data linkage study
  1. Littlejohn, M., Davies, J., Yuen, L., Edwards, R., Sozzi, T., Jackson, K., et al. (2014). Molecular Virology of Hepatitis B virus Sub-Genotype C4 in Northern Australian Indigenous Population. Journal of Medical Virology, 4(86), 695-706.
  2. Davies, J., Majumdar, S.S., Forbes, R., Smith, P., Currie, B., & Baird, R. (2013). Hookworm in the Northern Territory: down but not out. Medical Journal of Australia,198(5), 278-281.
  3. Davies, J., Littlejohn, M., Locarnini, S., Whiting, S., Hajkowicz, K., Cowie, B., et al. T (2013). The molecular epidemiology of Hepatitis B in the Indigenous people of northern Australia. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 28,1234-1241.
  4. Davies, J, Tong SYC, Hajkowicz K, Bowden S, Locarnini S, & Davis JS. (2013). Hepatitis D is rare or non-existent in hepatitis B virus infected Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(2),188-189.
  5. Henman, K., Gordon, C., Gardiner, T., Thorn, J., Spain, B., Davies, J., & Baird, R.(2012). Surgical Site Infections Following Caesarean Section at Royal Darwin Hospital, Northern Territory. Healthcare Infection, 17, 47-51.
  6. Davies, J.*, Gordon, C.*, Tong, S., Baird, R. & Davis, J. (2012). Impact of Results of a Rapid Staphylococcus aureus Diagnostic Test on Prescribing of Antibiotics for Patients with Clustered Gram-Positive Cocci in Blood cultures. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50(6), 2056-2058.
  7. Davies, J., Jabbar, Z., Gagan, F., & Baird, R.W. (2012). Blood Borne Viruses in the haemodialysis dependent population attending Top End Northern Territory facilities 2000-2009. Nephrology, 17, 501-507.
  8. Van der Maaten, G.C., Davies ,J., Nyirenda, M., Chitani, A., Allain, T.J., Beeching, N.J., Beadsworth, M.B.J., & van Oosterhout, J.J. (2011). HIV post exposure prophylaxis programmes in the developed and developing world: can we learn from each other?  International Journal of STD & AIDS, 22(12), 751-752.
  9. Moore, E., Beadsworth, M.B.J., Chaponda, M., Mhango, B., Faragher, B., Njala, J., Hofland, H.W.C, Davies, J., et al. (2010). Favourable one-year ART outcomes in adult Malawians with Hepatitis B and C co-infection. Journal of Infection, 61(2),155-63. [Epub 2010 May 12].
  10. Davies, J., van Oosterhout, J.J., Nyirenda, M., Bowden, J., Moore, E., Hart, I.J., et al. (2010). Reliability of rapid testing for hepatitis B in a region of high HIV endemicity. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 104(2), 162-164.
Click here to view more Jane Davies publications in PubMed.
  1. Medical Republic | Hep C subsidised treatment 2nd Anniversary

    Medical Republic | Hep C subsidised treatment 2nd Anniversary


    Itís the second anniversary since the government subsidised the revolutionary treatments for hepatitis C, and tens of thousands of individuals were able to become free of the chronic disease.

  2. ABC online | Elcho Island researchers bound for Alaska

    ABC online | Elcho Island researchers bound for Alaska


    Three community-based researchers from Elcho Island working with Menzies School of Health Research are bound for Alaska to present at an international viral hepatitis conference.

  3. Severe hep B strain afflicts indigenous population

    Severe hep B strain afflicts indigenous population


    INDIGENOUS Territorians with hepatitis B suffer from an aggressive strain of the virus not found anywhere else in the world, researchers from Menzies School of Health Research have found.

  4. New app to improve treatment of Hepatitis B in remote Indigenous communities

    New app to improve treatment of Hepatitis B in remote Indigenous communities


    The launch of a new iPad app is hoping to address the prevalence and severity of Hepatitis B infections in remote Indigenous communities.