Professor Ross Andrews is an epidemiologist and is a co-investigator of the APPRISE CRE where he co-leads the Public Health and Key Populations research areas (pillars).
He has major research interests in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Islander peoples. He has obtained $23.5 million in funding, including 16 NHMRC grants (six as CIA) totalling $20.1 million. He has 52 peer-reviewed publications in the past five years relative to opportunity and has supervised 11 higher degree by research graduands.
Professor Andrews has maintained a critical leadership role in a number of high-quality intervention studies in remote communities which have been reported in the highest impact international journals, led to guidelines being rewritten and impacted policy. He has contributed to national immunisation policy as a member of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) for 10 years, including four years as Chair. His term on ATAGI ended on 30 June 2018.
Research Leader of
- Adaptation of the First Few Hundred protocol for infectious disease events for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
- ASEAN-Australia Health Security Fellowship Program
- Human parechovirus 3 (HPeV3) recombinant strain diversity and severe disease association in Australian outbreaks
- Privileging Aboriginal voices in infectious disease emergencies
- Convergence of surveillance blind spots with antimicrobial resistance hotspots
- HPeV3 diversity, recombination and clinical impact across 7-years: an Australian story
- Timing and temporal trends of influenza and pertussis vaccinations during pregnancy in three Australian jurisdictions: The Links2HealthierBubs population-based linked cohort study, 2012–2017
- National predictors of influenza vaccine uptake in pregnancy: the FluMum prospective cohort study, Australia, 2012–2015
- Outcomes reported for Australian First Nation populations for the influenza A(H1N1) 2009 pandemic and lessons for future infectious disease emergencies: a systematic review
- High burden of infectious disease and antibiotic use in early life in Australian Aboriginal communities
- Planning for and responding to pandemic influenza emergencies: it’s time to listen to, prioritize and privilege Aboriginal perspectives
- Developing research priorities for Australia’s response to infectious disease emergencies