Kirby Institute Postgraduate Student Prize 2023

Kirby Institute Postgraduate Student Prize 2023: Joanne Carson

Event date
Tuesday 3 October
Event time
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Event address
In-person & online. Kirby Institute, Seminar Room Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney
Join us for a special seminar from the recipient of the Kirby Institute Postgraduate Student Prize 2023.

The Kirby Institute Postgraduate Student Prize is an annual award given to the most significant first author paper by a Kirby Institute student, published in the previous calendar year in a peer-reviewed journal in the area of infectious diseases.

*Please note this is a hybrid seminar with registration options for in-person and online attendance. Lunch will be provided from 12pm for in-person attendees, with the seminar to follow at 1pm.


Talk title: Barriers to hepatitis C virus elimination in Australia

The project Ms Carson will describe during her talk looks at the potential impact of treatment discontinuation, treatment failure, reinfection, and retreatment on hepatitis C elimination efforts in Australia using a range of data sources from prospective cohort studies to big data as well as a range of statistical methodologies, including machine learning.


Joanne Carson

Joanne Carson
PhD Student, Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, Kirby Institute

Ms Carson (BSc, MPH) recently submitted her PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Data Science. Joanne is interested in applying novel methodologies to analyse health data and develop surveillance systems, with a specific focus on infectious diseases.


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