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
  • FluMum- a prospective cohort study of mother-infant pairs assessing the effectiveness of maternal Influenza vaccination in prevention of Influenza in early infancy
  • CHARM – Characterising Hepatitis B in Northern Australia by Molecular Epidemiology
  • BaMBI NT- Babies and Mothers with Hepatitis B Investigation NT
  • A novel Hepatitis B virus genotype in Indigenous Australians – establishing the size of the problem in Galiwin’ku – know your Hep B status.
  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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.