Dr Matthew Grigg

Senior research fellow

Qualifications:

PhD, Charles Darwin University, 2017; Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Gorgas Memorial Institute, Peru, 2016; Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Melbourne, 2007; Bachelor of Medical Science, University of Melbourne, 2007.

Location:

Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital; Sabah - Malaysia

Biography:

Matt is a clinical researcher who recently completed his PhD at Menzies. He researched the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of Plasmodium knowlesi and other Plasmodium species causing malaria in Sabah, Malaysia, where he lived for four years.

Prior to this, Matt worked as a clinician in Indigenous health in remote Northern Territory communities, and also in Katherine and Darwin.   

Research Themes
  1. Piera K, Aziz A, William T, Bell D, González IJ, Barber B, Anstey NM, Grigg MJ. (2017) Detection of P. knowlesi, P. falciparum and P. vivax using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) in a co-endemic area in Malaysia. Malaria Journal. 16(1), 29. doi.org/10.1186/s12936-016-1676-9
  2. Grigg MJ, William T, Menon J, Dhanaraj P, Barber BE, Wilkes CS, et al. (2016) Artesunate–mefloquine versus chloroquine for treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium knowlesi malaria in Malaysia (ACT KNOW): an open-label randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Infectious Diseases; 16(2), 180-188. doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00415-6
  3. Grigg MJ, William T, Menon J, Barber BE, Wilkes CS, Rajahram GS, Edstein MD, Auburn S, Price RN, Yeo TW, Anstey NM. (2016) Efficacy of artesunate-mefloquine against high-grade chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium vivax malaria in Malaysia: an open-label randomised controlled trial. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 62(11) 1403-11. doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciw121
  4. Grigg MJ & Barber BE & Marfurt J, Imwong M, William T, Bird E, Piera K, Aziz A, Boonyuen U, Drakeley CJ, Cox J, White NJ, Cheng Q, Yeo TW, Auburn S, Anstey NM. (2016) Dihydrofolate-reductase mutations in Plasmodium knowlesi appear unrelated to selective drug pressure from putative human-to-human transmission in Sabah, Malaysia. PloS ONE. 11(3). doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0149519.t001
  5.  Grigg MJ, William T, Barber BE, Parameswaran U, Bird E, Piera K, Aziz A, Dhanaraj P, Yeo TW, Anstey NM. (2014) Combining parasite lactate dehydrogenase-based and histidine rich protein-2 rapid tests to improve specificity for the diagnosis of malaria due to Plasmodium knowlesi and other Plasmodium species in Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00181-14
  1. DFAT: Foreign policy in action - malaria research

    DFAT: Foreign policy in action - malaria research

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    Matthew Grigg is a senior research fellow at the Menzies School of Health Research and spent several years researching mosquitoes and malaria while living in a small town called Kudat in Sabah, Malaysia.

  2. Developing Northern Australia 2017 Implementation Report

    Developing Northern Australia 2017 Implementation Report

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    Page 20 - Case Study | The Australian Government funded HOT NORTH project has hit the ground running in 2017, and is building north Australia’s expertise and capacity in tropical medicine through research projects that will transfer new knowledge to communities.

  3. Award no tall order for Matthew - Darwin Sun

    Award no tall order for Matthew - Darwin Sun

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    A DARWIN scientist has been named the Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year in recognition of his research into a type of monkey malaria transmitted to humans via mosquitoes.

  4. Monkey malaria researcher presented with NT Young Tall Poppy award

    Monkey malaria researcher presented with NT Young Tall Poppy award

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    Dr Matthew Grigg's research into monkey malaria has already changed WHO treatment guidelines and saved lives across Southeast Asia, writes Sarah Condie - Cosmos Magazine

  5. Katherine Times | Dr Grigg wins science award

    Katherine Times | Dr Grigg wins science award

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    Menzies School of Health Research clinical research fellow Dr Matthew Grigg has been named the 2017 NT Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year.

  6. Monkey malaria researcher named NT Young Tall Poppy

    Monkey malaria researcher named NT Young Tall Poppy

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    Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) clinical research fellow Dr Matthew Grigg has been named the 2017 NT Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year in recognition for ongoing research into Plasmodium knowlesi (P. knowlesi) malaria, a type of monkey malaria transmitted to humans via mosquitos in Southeast Asia.

  7. Malaria parasite spreads from howler monkeys to humans

    Malaria parasite spreads from howler monkeys to humans

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    Matthew J Grigg, of the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin, Australia and Georges Snounou, of the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, say it is imperative that studies establish whether this is the simium parasite or whether it might be a reservoir of vivax in Brazilian monkeys, which “would pose a substantial threat to malaria elimination throughout the continent and possibly beyond”

  8. Adult male farmers most at risk of contracting monkey malaria in Malaysia

    Adult male farmers most at risk of contracting monkey malaria in Malaysia

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    Lead author, Menzies School of Health Research research fellow, Dr Matthew Grigg has specialised in identifying and researching risk factors and treatment for P. knowlesi malaria in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

  9. HOT NORTH Fellowships to improve health outcomes in the tropics

    HOT NORTH Fellowships to improve health outcomes in the tropics

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    Five post-doctoral health professionals have been awarded Fellowships to help close critical gaps in health outcomes in northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific region as part of the unique collaborative program Improving Health Outcomes in the Tropical North (HOT NORTH), led by the Darwin-based Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies).