Jemima Beissbarth

Ms, Phd Candidate


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Jemima Beissbarth is a PhD candidate at Menzies School of Health Research, supervised primarily by Professor Amanda Leach. Jemima holds a Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Teaching from Charles Darwin University (formerly Northern Territory University). Jemima’s research interests are the bacterial causes of otitis media (middle ear infections) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Northern Territory and the impact of pneumococcal vaccines and antibiotic use on carriage and antimicrobial resistance of respiratory pathogens, especially Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae. She also has a strong interest in multi-disciplinary data management for clinical trials and observational studies. These interests stem from her career as a research assistant and laboratory manager, and as the database developer and manager for numerous projects including 6 clinical trials within the Ear Health Research Program. Ms Beissbarth has trained and supervised many staff in laboratory protocols for trials, including staff in Vietnam. To date Ms Beissbarth has published 2 peer-reviewed articles as primary author, 34 as co-author. She has presented at national and international conferences, is a named investigator on a new NHMRC RCT, and has successfully attracted funding from a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence, for research on molecular characterization of non-typeable H.influenzae.


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