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Dr Helen Faddy

BSc(Hons) UQ, PhD UQ, AFHEA, PGCert Epidemiology UoL

  • Senior Lecturer, Biomedical Science
  • Honours Coordinator, Biomedical Science
  • School of Health
+61 7 5456 3496
Office location
Moreton Bay
Helen Faddy

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 an honorary research appointment at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood. Helen is always interested in developing new research collaborations.

Potential Research Projects for HDR & Honours Students

  • Vector-borne diseases: possible implications for blood transfusion safety and/or public health.
  • Genomic approaches to improve blood transfusion safety.

Other projects are available – if you are interested in this field please be in touch– hfaddy@usc.edu.au

Research areas

  • epidemiology
  • microbiology
  • blood transfusion safety
  • climate change and human health

Teaching areas

  • Clinical trials
  • Bioscience
  • Medical laboratory science
  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Pathophysiology

Program coordinator

Dr Helen Faddy's specialist areas of knowledge include cell and molecular biology, microbiology, epidemiology and blood transfusion safety.

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