Around the Precinct – 27 August 2020

Excellence and achievements are recognised, new research proves insect repellent can help stop malaria, a vital appeal is launched to support critical care, and we celebrate National Science Week. Here’s just some of what happened this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.


International award for leading hormone researcher

Endocrinologist & Director of the Monash Centre for Health Research & Implementation (MCHRI) Prof Helena Teede has been acknowledged as a world-leading Endocrinologist internationally with a prestigious 2021 Laureate Award from the Endocrine Society for Outstanding Leadership in Endocrinology. Helena is recognised for her leadership in clinical endocrinology, especially in women’s health.  Read more…



Outstanding researcher wins prestigious Burnet award

A/Prof Leanne Robinson, one of Australia’s leading vector-borne diseases researchers, has been awarded Burnet Institute’s prestigious Gust-McKenzie Medallist for 2020. The Award is presented annually to an outstanding mid-career Burnet staff member in recognition of excellence in research and/or public health. Read more… [Photo: Mayeta Clark, 2015]


Insect repellent can advance the malaria elimination agenda

For the first time, Burnet Institute researchers have established the real-world effectiveness of repellent distribution in the context of large-scale disease prevention programs in Myanmar, and demonstrated that it can prevent a third of new malaria infections. Their findings were published in the international journal PLOS MedicineRead more…



‘A Record Year’ – Annual Report Released

2019 was “yet another stellar year” for Burnet Institute, according to Burnet Chairman Ms Mary Padbury and Director and CEO, Professor Brendan Crabb AC in presenting the Annual Report. Click here to read more about Burnet’s activities and achievements in the 2019 Annual Report.



The Alfred launches Critical Care Appeal

While the world grapples with the current COVID-19 pandemic, The Alfred continues to play a significant role in responding to this crisis, working collaboratively to help lead the way in diagnosis, treatment and resource. However, even in pandemics, critical care for other patients doesn’t stop…and neither does The Alfred. Read more…

Gogglebox Grandma shares the story of her life-saving treatment

Many people would recognise Emily Milligan as the 91-year-old, quick-witted great grandmother from TV program Gogglebox, where she appears with her daughter Kerry and granddaughter Isabelle. But Emily may not have had the chance to capture the hearts of Australians without life-saving surgery at The Alfred. Read her story here…



Celebrating National Science Week – meet the scientists

In celebration of National Science Week 2020, Baker Institute has been sharing stories from those working across the Institute to progress scientific discoveries. Here, meet Christian Brakenridge, a PhD candidate in the Institute’s Physical Activity Laboratory investigating the interaction between glycaemic control and sitting time. Meet Christian…