Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Preventing Q fever endocarditis: a review of cardiac assessment in hospitalised Q fever patients

Isabel  Hess

Isabel Hess

qualifications: MBBS, MPH

contribution: literature review, collected data, statistical analysis, wrote the first draft, devised survey tool, designed the project

position: Public health officer trainee


Research interests: Environmental Health, Climate Change and Health, Zoonotic Diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases

Peter  Massey

A/Prof Peter Massey

qualifications: RN, GCPH

contribution: original concept, collected data, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts, designed the project

position: Program manager


Areas of interest and work: - Communicable diseases - Immunisation - Aboriginal health - Equity focus for health protection

David  Durrheim

David Durrheim

qualifications: FAFPHM, DrPH

contribution: supervised data collection, contributed to drafts, designed the project

position: Service director


Communicable disease control International public health

Simon  O'Connor

Simon O'Connor

qualifications: FRACP

contribution: designed the project, contributed to drafts

position: Physician

Stephen  Graves

Stephen Graves

qualifications: FRCPA, FASM, PhD

contribution: designed the project, contributed to drafts

position: Director, Microbiology


I am the Medical Director of a large public microbiology diagnostic laboratory in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. I am also the Founder and Medical Director of the Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory, based in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. My interests are in microbial laboratory diagnoses and research into infectious diseases, especially rickettsial diseases and Q Fever.

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