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Ciara Baker

Ciara Baker

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Role Senior Project Coordinator
Ciara is a passionate research scientist that has been working as a study coordinator and research assistant with the Tropical Diseases group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute since 2011. She has been involved in many Group A Strep research projects. Her work experience encompasses various areas of infectious diseases research and epidemiology, molecular diagnostic laboratory techniques, surveillance studies and clinical studies. Originally from Ireland, Ciara studied as microbiologist at University College Dublin and holds a Bachelor honours degree in Science and a Master of Science in Biomedical Science. She joined ASAVI in 2020 and is a Project Coordinator with the Sore Throat Study in Melbourne.
Ciara is a passionate research scientist that has been working as a study coordinator and research assistant with the Tropical Diseases group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute since 2011. She has been involved in many Group A Strep...
Ciara is a passionate research scientist that has been working as a study coordinator and research assistant with the Tropical Diseases group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute since 2011. She has been involved in many Group A Strep research projects. Her work experience encompasses various areas of infectious diseases research and epidemiology, molecular diagnostic laboratory techniques, surveillance studies and clinical studies. Originally from Ireland, Ciara studied as microbiologist at University College Dublin and holds a Bachelor honours degree in Science and a Master of Science in Biomedical Science. She joined ASAVI in 2020 and is a Project Coordinator with the Sore Throat Study in Melbourne.

Top Publications

  • Smeesters, PR, de Crombrugghe, G, Tsoi, SK, Leclercq, C, Baker, C, Osowicki, J, Verhoeven, C, Botteaux, A, Steer, AC. Global Streptococcus pyogenes strain diversity, disease associations, and implications for vaccine development: a systematic review. The Lancet Microbe 5(2) : e181 -e193 2024
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  • Azzopardi, KI, Hardy, M, Baker, C, Bonnici, R, Llewellyn, S, McCarthy, JS, Traub, RJ, Steer, AC. Detection of six soil-transmitted helminths in human stool by qPCR- a systematic workflow. PLOS ONE 16(9) : e0258039 2024
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  • Abo, Y-N, Oliver, J, McMinn, A, Osowicki, J, Baker, C, Clark, JE, Blyth, CC, Francis, JR, Carr, J, Smeesters, PR, et al. Increase in invasive group A streptococcal disease among Australian children coinciding with northern hemisphere surges. The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific 41: 100873 2023
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  • Oliver, J, Thielemans, E, McMinn, A, Baker, C, Britton, PN, Clark, JE, Marshall, HS, Blyth, CC, Francis, J, Buttery, J, et al. Correction to: Invasive group A Streptococcus disease in Australian children: 2016 to 2018 – a descriptive cohort study. BMC Public Health 21(1) : 855 2021
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  • Thielemans, E, Oliver, J, McMinn, A, Baker, C, Britton, PN, Clark, J, Marshall, H, Blyth, CC, Francis, J, Buttery, J, et al. Clinical Description and Outcomes of Australian Children With Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease.. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 39(5) : 379 -384 2020
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