AID researchers are drawn from infectious disease experts from across QIMR and UQ who apply leading technologies to identify, understand and prevent infectious disease.
Professor James McCarthy (NHMRC Practitioner)
Professor James McCarthy leads a multidisciplinary research team at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research undertaking research in human parasitology and translational research in tropical medicine.
He holds a senior leadership position at QIMR, as Head of the Programme of Infectious Diseases, and serves as the QIMR representative in the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre.
He is a Senior Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases at the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital, and a Conjoint Professor of Medicine at The University of Queensland.
He is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship and a Government of Queensland Health Research Fellowship.
Research areas include:
- Using experimental human malaria infection to improve the understanding of the pathogenesis of malaria and to develop new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines.
- Improving the diagnosis and treatment of scabies and intestinal helminth infections.
- Clinical trials of new drugs and vaccines for infectious diseases.
He serves on the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the International Journal for Parasitology, and PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.