About Us

Welcome to the Department
of Infectious Diseases

As Head of Department, I am pleased to introduce the Department of Infectious Diseases. Recently established, the department joined the Melbourne Medical School (MMS) in 2020, bringing together the outstanding translational and clinical expertise of infectious diseases researchers based at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and MMS. The Department of Infectious Diseases is the academic home of clinical and translational research in infectious diseases and will provide opportunities to enhance the success of our clinician-scientists as world leaders in infectious diseases. Our researchers come from diverse backgrounds, including discovery research and basic scientists, clinician researchers, public health physicians and microbiologists. Research within the department encompasses all infectious diseases but we have significant strengths and critical mass in antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infections, malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, influenza, viral hepatitis, sexually-transmitted infections, skin pathogens and emerging infectious diseases such as COVID-19.


Professor Sharon Lewin AO
Head of Department of Infectious Diseases
Director, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

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admin-infectiousdiseases@unimelb.edu.au

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Department of Infectious Diseases
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
792 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne 3000