Clinical research unit

Group Leader

The Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit conducts single and multi-centre investigator and industry-initiated studies.

The studies vary in type such as:

  • Testing the efficacy and safety of new or novel drug treatments
  • Observational studies that aim to collect data from populations, and typically involve large numbers of participants followed for many years
  • Specifics of a group at a single point in time

The unit is based at The Alfred and enjoys close links with other primary and tertiary health care providers with similar interests, including:

  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Monash Health and inner city practices
  • Prahran Market, Centre and Northside Clinics

We also collaborate closely with the Burnet Institute, Monash University, The Doherty Institute, Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute, and the Kirby Institute (Sydney).

Research themes

  • International multi-site clinical trial for new treatments in Infectious Diseases including HIV, Hepatitis C, Influenza and Clostridium Difficile
  • Clinical trials in collaboration with the Doherty Institute in the field of HIV Cure
  • Leading or participating in multi-site surveillance and observational studies such as, FluCAN (The Influenza Complications Alert Network) and the Australian HIV Observational Database
  • Other studies in General Infectious Diseases as a member of the Australian Society for Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network
  • Support for research implementation, monitoring and ethics applications for our collaborators
  • Other related infectious diseases clinical research

Clinical trials

If you are interested in participating in a clinical study, register your interest by contacting the Clinical Research Unit.

You can also be placed on a contact list for future studies.

All potential participants in a study are provided with a Patient Information and Consent Form and are encouraged to talk to either their physician or to a member of the Clinical Research Unit before agreeing to be involved in a study.


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