Paula Binks

Project manager

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, 2005; Bachelor of Science, Flinders University, 1998.

Location:

Darwin - Royal Darwin Hospital campus

Biography:

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Paula first started with Menzies in 1998, working in the laboratory on several different projects, including malaria, melioidosis, scabies, streptococcus, snakebites and jellyfish.

Following this, Paula worked on the FLUTE and TROVE studies examining influenza and rotavirus hospitalisations in children, and managed the PIPPA (pneumococcal disease), CAMERA (MRSA) and CHARIOT (cellulitis) studies.

Paula is currently the Hepatitis B program manager which involves coordinating several different projects across a number of remote communities.

Paula is also the national study coordinator for the FluMum (influenza) Study.

Research Themes
  1. Davis, J.S., Sud, A., O’Sullivan, M.V.N., Robinson, J.O., Ferguson, P.E., Foo, H., et al. (2016). Combination of Vancomycin and β-Lactam Therapy for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: A Pilot Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 62(2),173-80.

  2. Smith-Vaughan, H.C., Gal, D., Lawrie, P.M., Winstanley, C., Sriprakash, K.S., & Currie, B.J. (2003). Ubiquity of Putative Type III Secretion Genes Among Clinical and Environmental Burkholderia pseudomallei Isolates in Northern Australia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41(2), 883-5.

  3. Skinner-Adams, T.S., Lawrie, P.M., Hawthorne, P.L., Gardiner, D.L., & Trenholme, K.R. (2003) Comparison of Plasmodium falciparum Transfection Methods. Malaria Journal, 2:19.

  4. O'Reilly, G.M., Isbister, G.K., Lawrie, P.M., Treston, G.T., & Currie, B.J. (2001). Prospective Study of Jellyfish Stings from Tropical Australia, Including the Major Box Jellyfish Chironex fleckeri. Medical Journal of Australia. 175(11-12), 652-5.
  1. CAAMA Podcast | Strong Voices Monday 25/09/2019

    CAAMA Podcast | Strong Voices Monday 25/09/2019

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    Australian researchers have used current Hepatitis B virus genome sequences to map the movement of Aboriginal people into Australia. A senior research fellow at the Menzies school of health research discusses the research paper.

  2. Hepatitis B DNA Helps Trace History and Movement of First Australians

    Hepatitis B DNA Helps Trace History and Movement of First Australians

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    The team found that hepatitis B virus isolated from these Aboriginal Australians is a unique strain called HBV/C4, which is not found anywhere else in the world.

  3. Hepatitis B virus sheds light on ancient human population movements

    Hepatitis B virus sheds light on ancient human population movements

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    LongRoom News | Australian researchers have used current hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome sequences to deduce ancient human population movements into Australia.

  4. Hepatitis B virus sheds light on ancient human population movements

    Hepatitis B virus sheds light on ancient human population movements

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    LongRoom News | Australian researchers have used current hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome sequences to deduce ancient human population movements into Australia.

  5. Hepatitis B virus sheds light on ancient human population movements into Australia

    Hepatitis B virus sheds light on ancient human population movements into Australia

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    Australian researchers have used current hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome sequences to deduce ancient human population movements into Australia, adding weight to the theory that the mainland Aboriginal population separated from other early humans at least 59 thousand years ago and possibly entered the country near the Tiwi Islands.

  6. NT News | Hope to eradicate chronic Hep B

    NT News | Hope to eradicate chronic Hep B

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    NT News | Hope to eradicate chronic Hep B

  7. Chronic hepatitis B elimination partnership launched

    Chronic hepatitis B elimination partnership launched

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    A collaboration working to eliminate chronic hepatitis B (CHB) from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the Northern Territory (NT) is being launched by NT Health Minister the Hon Natasha Fyles.

  8. Katherine Times | Making hepatitis B information more widely available to Indigenous communities

    Katherine Times | Making hepatitis B information more widely available to Indigenous communities

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    Katherine Times | Making hepatitis B information more widely available to Indigenous communities

  9. CRANAplus magazine | Alaska trip highlights global problem

    CRANAplus magazine | Alaska trip highlights global problem

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    It took a trip halfway around the world for Galiwin'ku researchers to be reminded that all Indigenous peoples face challenges of viral hepatitis.

  10. Researchers at World Conference

    Researchers at World Conference

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    Community-based researchers Sarah Bukulatjpi, George Gurruwiwi and Roslyn Dhurrkay, from Galiwin'ku in the Northern Territory, recently spoke on viral hepatitis at the World Indigenous Peoples' Conference in Anchorage.

  11. CRANAplus magazine | From Elcho to Alaska

    CRANAplus magazine | From Elcho to Alaska

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    A team of community-based researchers from Elcho Island, made the long journey to Anchorage to present at a conference.

  12. ABC online | Elcho Island researchers bound for Alaska

    ABC online | Elcho Island researchers bound for Alaska

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    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.

  13. Elcho Island community researchers Alaska-bound

    Elcho Island community researchers Alaska-bound

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