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Dr Rob Commons

Post-doctoral researcher

Rob Commons is an infectious diseases and general medicine physician, currently working at Ballarat Health Services in Ballarat, Australia. His PhD, which he completed in 2019, investigated primaquine as radical cure for Plasmodium vivax malaria through a collaboration with the Tropical Medicine Division of Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin and WWARN. He was supervised by Professor Ric Price, Professor Julie Simpson and Dr Kamala Thriemer and led the WWARN Vivax Recurrence and WWARN Vivax Haematology Study Groups. He continues to research ways to improve vivax radical cure, including leading Study Groups through an extended collaboration with WWARN.