PROF Cameron Simmons

PROF Cameron Simmons




  • Professor Simmons has had a diverse scientific career across molecular biology, immunology, infectious diseases and clinical trials. After completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne and post-doctoral work at Imperial College (London), he joined the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam (a Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Program) in 2001. There he helped establish international standard research laboratories and infrastructure for clinical sciences within the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. His early work in Vietnam was in the immunopathogenesis of tuberculous and pyogenic meningitis. Subsequently he began studies in dengue and H5N1 influenza. In 2004 he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship and in 2008 a Senior Research Fellowship. In 2010 he was appointed Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Oxford. Cam Joined the University of Melbourne in 2012 as a Professor in the Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology and the Nossal Institute of Global Health. Dengue is the focus of his research. His research priorities are to improve the clinical management of dengue cases and develop novel strategies for its prevention. His work is principally in Vietnam and Indonesia.   


Member of

  • Department of Virology, Institute Pasteur, Paris, France. Scientifiic Evaluation Committee 2012 -
  • Merck & Co., Inc. Data Monitoring Committee 2012 -
  • Stop Dengue Clinical Translational Research Consortia, Singapore. Scientific Evaluation Committee 2012 -
  • Tibotec BVBA, Belgium. Scientific consultant 2011 -
  • Unither Virology LLC, USA. Scientific consultant 2011 -
  • Consultant and Member. WHO/TDR Dengue Disease Reference Group, Geneva, Switzerland 2006 -
  • Scientific Consultant. SingVax Pty, Biopolis Way, Singapore 2005 - 2008


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1998
  • BSc(Hons), University of Melbourne 1992

Awards and honors

  • NHMRC Fellowship, 2013


Available for supervision

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