Professor Martyn Kirk

Biography of Professor Kirk, member of the CDI Editorial Advisory Board

Page last updated: 10 May 2019

National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Research School of Population Health, The Australian National University.

Professor Kirk is a National Health and Medical Research Council career development fellow conducting applied research into health threats from foods, waters and the environment. Previously, Professor Kirk was the program director of the Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) program—the Australian Field Epidemiology Training Program—at the Australian National University. Professor Kirk has worked for the over twenty years in state and territory and federal health departments in the areas of infectious disease surveillance and investigation. In 2000, Professor Kirk was appointed as the Coordinating Epidemiologist of OzFoodNet to establish national surveillance of foodborne diseases. Professor Kirk regularly consults for governments and the World Health Organization on zoonotic diseases, environmental health issues and epidemiological workforce development. Professor Kirk is a Food Standards Australia New Zealand fellow and is on the advisory board of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance.