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Professor Bart Currie is Director, RHDAustralia and Team leader, Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases team within the Global and Tropical Health Division at Menzies School of Health Research.
On moving to Darwin more than 20 years ago, Professor Currie was initially head of the Menzies Clinical Division and now leads the Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases team Concurrently, Prof. Currie is also a senior staff specialist physician and head of the Infectious Diseases Department at the Royal Darwin Hospital and since 2000 Professor in Medicine at the Northern Territory Clinical School, Flinders University, Honorary Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Queensland and Adjunct Professorial Fellow, Charles Darwin University. In late 2012 he took over as director of RHDAustralia, based at Menzies.
His wide range of interests includes clinical and epidemiological aspects of tropical and emerging infections, the development of treatment guidelines, and clinical toxinology.
Bart has attracted international attention for his work on the bacteria that cause the disease melioidosis, which lives in soils and muddy water in the Northern Territory, the Kimberley region of WA, tropical North Queensland, and South-East Asia.