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Sarah graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne in 2006 and undertook her medical specialist training in infectious diseases at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Royal Darwin Hospital. She completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine in Peru (the Gorgas Course) in 2010 and a Master of Public Health at James Cook University in 2015.

Sarah currently holds the positions of consultant physician in the Alfred Hospital Infectious Diseases Department (Alfred Hospital Travel Medicine Clinic) and lecturer at Monash University. She is currently undertaking a PhD in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, under the supervision of Professor Karin Leder, Professor Allen Cheng and Professor Andrew Forbes. 

Sarah's areas of research interest include travel medicine, global health, and the epidemiology of infectious diseases. Her primary PhD project is based in India. She is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine, Asia Pacific Travel Health Society and Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases. 


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Research Output 2005 2019

The first isolation and whole genome sequencing of murray valley encephalitis virus from cerebrospinal fluid of a patient with encephalitis

Russell, J. S., Caly, L., Kostecki, R., McGuinness, S. L., Carter, G., Bulach, D., Seemann, T., Stinear, T. P., Baird, R., Catton, M. & Druce, J., 11 Jun 2018, In : Viruses. 10, 6, 9 p., 319.

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Open Access

Management of dengue in Australian travellers: a retrospective multicentre analysis

Tai, A. YC., McGuinness, S. L., Robosa, R., Turner, D., Huang, G. K. L., Leder, K., Korman, T. M., Thevarajan, I., Stewardson, A. J., Padiglione, A. A. & Johnson, D. F., 17 Apr 2017, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 206, 7, p. 295-300 6 p.

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Travel medicine perspectives of select travel medicine experts practicing in the Asia-Pacific region

Leder, K., Borwein, S., Chanthavanich, P., Chatterjee, S., Htun, K., Marma, A. S. P., Nakatani, I., Ok, J. J., Pakasi, L., Pandey, P., Piyaphanee, W., Rupali, P., Schwartz, E., Shinozuka, T., Phu, P. T. H., Watanabe, H., Visser, J. A., Wilder-Smith, A., Zhang, M. & McGuinness, S., 2017, In : Journal of Travel Medicine. 24, 4, tax012.

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