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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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Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 2005 2019

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 (Switzerland). 11, 1, 17 p., 12.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Spectrum of illness among returned Australian travellers from Bali, Indonesia: a 5-year retrospective observational study

Sohail, A., McGuinness, S. L., Lightowler, R., Leder, K., Jomon, B., Bain, C. A. & Peleg, A. Y., 1 Jan 2019, In : Internal Medicine Journal. 49, 1, p. 34-40 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Antibiotic resistance and overseas travel: Souvenirs that are not in your suitcase

Turner, D., McGuinness, S. & Leder, K., 1 Sep 2018, In : Medicine Today. 19, 9, p. 56-58 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review