Cameron Simmons


  • 12 Innovation Walk, Clayton, Level 1, Building 53

    3800 Melbourne


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Personal profile


I am the Director of the Institute of Vector-Borne Disease at Monash University.  I am also the Director of the Oceania hub of the World Mosquito Program (WMP) and its Director of Impact Assessment. The WMP uses Wolbachia for the biocontrol of arboviruses (e.g. dengue, Zika and chikungunya) that are transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.  My mission is to deliver high quality Wolbachia implementation projects and allied field and laboratory research in Australia and the Indo-Pacific.  
I spent most of my academic career with the University of Oxford and based in Vietnam at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. It was here, seeing severe dengue patients on an almost daily basis, that I developed an international reputation for clinical and laboratory research on the epidemiology, pathogenesis and management of dengue. I have published > 170 research papers and have a long history of consulting to the World Health Organisation and to private sector drug and vaccine development companies. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Dec 1997

Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Dec 1992

External positions

Professor of Infectious Diseases, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit

1 Jul 2010 → …

Research area keywords

  • Dengue
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Trials

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Research Output

C-reactive protein as a potential biomarker for disease progression in dengue: a multi-country observational study

Vuong, N. L., Le Duyen, H. T., Lam, P. K., Tam, D. T. H., Vinh Chau, N. V., Van Kinh, N., Chanpheaktra, N., Lum, L. C. S., Pleités, E., Jones, N. K., Simmons, C. P., Rosenberger, K., Jaenisch, T., Halleux, C., Olliaro, P. L., Wills, B. & Yacoub, S., 17 Feb 2020, In : BMC Medicine. 18, 13 p., 35.

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Open Access

Exploring the role of a recently licensed dengue vaccine in Australian travellers

Thevarajan, I., Torresi, J. & Simmons, C., 2020, In : The Medical Journal of Australia. 212, 3, p. 102-103.e1 3 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Analysis of cluster-randomized test-negative designs: Cluster-level methods

Jewell, N. P., Dufault, S., Cutcher, Z., Simmons, C. P. & Anders, K. L., 1 Apr 2019, In : Biostatistics. 20, 2, p. 332-346 15 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Attenuation of a dengue virus replicon by codon deoptimization of nonstructural genes

Manokaran, G., Sujatmoko, McPherson, K. G. & Simmons, C. P., 9 May 2019, In : Vaccine. 37, 21, p. 2857-2863 7 p.

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Blockade of dengue virus transmission from viremic blood to Aedes aegypti mosquitoes using human monoclonal antibodies

Vu, T. T., Clapham, H., Huynh, V. T. T., Thi, L. V., Thi, D. L., Vu, N. T., Nguyen, G. T., Huynh, T. T. X., Duong, K. T. H., Tran, V. T., Huynh, H. L. A., Huynh, D. T. L., Huynh, T. L. P., Nguyen, T. T. V., Nguyen, N. M., Luong, T. T. H., Phong, N. T., Nguyen, C. V. V., Gough, G., Wills, B. & 2 others, Carrington, L. B. & Simmons, C. P., 2019, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 13, 11, 12 p., e0007142.

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Open Access