Professor Bart Currie leads the Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases team of the Global and Tropical Health Division at Menzies. He is also an infectious diseases physician at the Royal Darwin Hospital and since 2000 Professor in Medicine at the Northern Territory Medical Program through Flinders University. He is Adjunct Professorial Fellow, Charles Darwin University and Adjunct Professor, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University. He is Director of RHD Australia; the National Coordination Unit for Australia's Rheumatic Fever Strategy and also leads the new NHMRC-funded Tropical Disease Research Regional Collaboration Initiative (HOT NORTH).
Bart's passion is coordinating links between clinicians, public health colleagues and other service providers, laboratory scientists and community. His research has involved improving prevention and treatment of specific illnesses; through a better understanding of the epidemiology and underlying disease processes, with development of diagnostic and treatment guidelines.