Dr Victoria Cox

PhD candidate


Master in Philosophy (MPhil) in Evidence Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation, the University of Oxford, 2019; Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, University of Adelaide, 2014; Bachelor of Medical Science (First Class Honours), University of Adelaide, 2011; Diploma in Dermatology, Australian Institute of Dermatology, 2016.

Research Topic:

Healthy skin programs in northern Australia


Darwin – Royal Darwin Hospital campus


Dr Victoria Cox graduated from the University of Adelaide with a MBBS with First Class Honours in 2014. She is currently undertaking clinical work at Royal Darwin Hospital and working with One Disease to promote healthy skin programs in Indigenous communities throughout the Northern Territory.

As the 2015 Chairman’s Circle Monash Scholar with the General Sir John Monash Foundation, Victoria conducted the MPhil in Evidence Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation at the University of Oxford. She is interested in how health systems research, public policy and community health interventions can improve the provision of healthcare across northern Australia. Her specific clinical interest is in infectious dermatology and Neglected Tropical Diseases with skin manifestations (skin-NTDs).

Victoria commenced a PhD with Menzies and the Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control in 2021. Currently, Victoria is a Principal Investigator working on a collaborative project which will estimate the burden of scabies in Indigenous communities and consider the impact of undertaking an ivermectin-based MDA treatment program in northern Australia, which is funded by the Australian Centre for the Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ACE-NTDs).

  1. Cox, V., Fuller, L. C., Engelman, D., Steer, A., & Hay, R. J. (2021). Estimating the global burden of scabies: what else do we need? British Journal of Dermatology (1951), 184(2), 237-242. doi:10.1111/bjd.19170