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Sarah is an academic infectious diseases physician. She currently holds dual positions as Consultant Physician in the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Alfred Hospital (Travel Medicine Clinic) and Lecturer in Clinical Epidemiology at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. Her research focuses on improving ways to prevent and treat infectious diseases in mobile populations (travellers, immigrants and refugees) and amongst those living in low-resource settings. She conducts research in Australia and overseas, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

Sarah graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne in 2006 and undertook specialist training in infectious diseases in Melbourne and Darwin. She completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine in Peru in 2010 and a Master of Public Health at James Cook University in 2015. She was awarded her PhD, "Understanding the health effects of water and hygiene interventions in low- and middle-income countries" in December 2019 from Monash University.

Sarah is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM), the Asia Pacific Travel Health Society and Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases. She is the current Chair of the ISTM’s Digital Communications Committee and sits on the editorial board for the Journal of Travel Medicine.

External positions

Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician, Monash University

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Research Output

Antiparasitic Agents

Leder, K., McGuinness, S. L. & Weller, P. F., 2019, Manual of Clinical Microbiology. Carroll, K. C., Pfaller, M. A., Landry, M. L., McAdam, A. J., Patel, R., Richter, S. S. & Warnock, D. W. (eds.). 12th ed. Washington DC USA: ASM Press, p. 2645-2668 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

A stepped wedge cluster-randomized trial assessing the impact of a riverbank filtration intervention to improve access to safe water on health in rural India

McGuinness, S. L., O'Toole, J., Forbes, A. B., Boving, T. B., Patil, K., D'Souza, F., Gaonkar, C. A., Giriyan, A., Barker, S. F., Cheng, A. C., Sinclair, M. & Leder, K. S., 1 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Performance of riverbank filtration under hydrogeologic conditions along the upper Krishna River in southern India

Boving, T. B., Patil, K., D'Souza, F., Barker, S. F., McGuinness, S. L., O'Toole, J., Sinclair, M., Forbes, A. B. & Leder, K., 2019, In : Water. 11, 1, 17 p., 12.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Pre-travel considerations for non-vaccine-preventable travel infections

McGuinness, S. L. & Wu, H. M., 2019, Travel Medicine. Keystone, J. S., Kozarsky, P. E., Connor, B. A., Nothdurft, H. D., Mendelson, M. & Leder, K. (eds.). 4th ed. New York: Elsevier, p. 53-60 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)