Cameron Simmons


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

    3800 Melbourne


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1996 …2024
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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

Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Melbourne

External positions

Professor of Infectious Diseases, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme

1 Jul 2010 → …

Research area keywords

  • Dengue
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Trials

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Projects 2018 2024

Research Output 1996 2019

3 Citations (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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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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Detecting wMel Wolbachia in field-collected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP)

Gonçalves, D. D. S., Hooker, D. J., Dong, Y., Baran, N., Kyrylos, P., Iturbe-Ormaetxe, I., Simmons, C. P. & O'Neill, S. L., 15 Aug 2019, In : Parasites and Vectors. 12, 1, 5 p., 404.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

The Role of Maternally Acquired Antibody in Providing Protective Immunity Against Nontyphoidal Salmonella in Urban Vietnamese Infants: A Birth Cohort Study

De Alwis, R., Tu, L. T. P., Quynh, N. L. T., Thompson, C. N., Anders, K. L., Van Thuy, N. T., Hieu, N. T., Vi, L. L., Chau, N. V. V., Duong, V. T., Chau, T. T. H., Tuyen, H. T., Nga, T. V. T., Minh, P. V., Tan, T. V., Thu, T. N. H., Nhu, T. D. H., Thwaites, G. E., Simmons, C. & Baker, S., 7 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Infectious Diseases. 219, 2, p. 295-304 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Baseline characterization of dengue epidemiology in Yogyakarta City, Indonesia, before a randomized controlled trial of Wolbachia for arboviral disease control

Indriani, C., Ahmad, R. A., Wiratama, B. S., Arguni, E., Supriyati, E., Sasmono, R. T., Kisworini, F. Y., Ryan, P. A., O'Neill, S. L., Simmons, C. P., Utarini, A. & Anders, K. L., 1 Jan 2018, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 99, 5, p. 1299-1307 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access