Helen is a biomedical scientist with expertise in the fields of cell and molecular biology, microbiology and epidemiology. She is particularly interested in the impacts of global change on human health and disease. Her current research is highly applied and focused on the implications of emerging infectious diseases for blood transfusion safety and public health more broadly, in Australia and globally.
Helen enjoys teaching and mentoring undergraduate and post-graduate research students. She is the co-chair of the Virology subgroup of the International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT) Working Party on Transfusion-Transmitted Infectious Diseases, and has been invited to be a temporary advisor to the World Health Organization on multiple occasions. She holds honorary research appointments at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood, The University of Queensland, and Queensland University of Technology. Helen is always interested in developing new research collaborations.
- biomedical science
- cell and molecular biology
- public health
- blood transfusion safety
Dr Helen Faddy's specialist areas of knowledge include cell and molecular biology, microbiology, epidemiology and blood transfusion safety.