Cameron Simmons


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

    3800 Melbourne


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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). The WMP uses Wolbachia for the biocontrol of arboviruses (e.g. dengue, Zika and chikungunya) that are transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.  My leadership role is to deliver high quality Wolbachia implementation projects and allied field and laboratory research in Australia and the Indo-Pacific.  I led the first cluster randomised trial of Wolbachia for the control of dengue in indonesia.
I spent 13years 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 a long history of consulting to the World Health Organisation and to private sector drug and vaccine development companies. 
I have significant leadership and operational experience in Australia and the Asia/Pacific.  I have Harvard Business School Executive training and am a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

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 201031 Dec 2020

Research area keywords

  • Dengue
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Trials
  • global health
  • Infectious Diseases


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