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Christina is an Infectious Diseases physician-scientist and is internationally recognised for her clinical and research expertise in cryptococcal meningitis (CM) and cryptococcosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (C-IRIS). She completed her medical degree and physician training in Melbourne, and has extensive international clinical experience, particularly in resource-limited settings. As part of her PhD on C-IRIS immunopathogenesis, she established a cohort of 130 HIV-CM co-infected persons in Durban, South Africa. She held an NHMRC Early career fellowship on HIV prevention and cure (2015-2020) and extended her international clinical trial experience working on investigational new agents for the treatment of COVID-19 (2020-current).  

External positions

Senior Research Fellow for Clinical Trials and Cohorts, Kirby Institute

Mar 202031 Dec 2021

Honorary research associate, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa

2018 → …

Honorary Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Apr 2012Apr 2015

Infectious Diseases Physician, Alfred Hospital

2011 → …

Research area keywords

  • Cryptococcosis
  • Immune reconstitution inflammatory Syndrome
  • Fungal infections
  • Opportunistic infections
  • Cryptococcal meningitis
  • Infection and immunity
  • infections in immunocompromised hosts
  • Infectious Disease
  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2


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