Dr Barend (Ben) Marais

Associate Professor
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

C29 - Children's Hospital Westmead
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Curriculum vitae

Biographical details

Paediatrician - trained in South Africa. Working as an Infectious Diseases (ID) consultant at the Children's Hospital Westmead. Has a keen interest in global child health and maintenance of ecological resilience, which is essential for optimal and sustainable health outcomes.

Research interests

Research interests include: tuberculosis (epidemiology, strain diversity/evolution, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, drug resistance, TB/HIV, operations research); paediatric infectious diseases in general, particularly imported disease; cross-disciplinary research involving an ecological understanding of emerging infections and global biosecurity

Teaching areas

Paediatric Infectious Diseases

General paediatrics, global health

International links

India. (TB Research Institue Chennai CMC Vellore) Joint research protocols on childhood tuberculosis and drug resistant infections.
Uganda. (MSF research unit at Mbarara) MSF research unit scientific advisory committee.
Indonesia. (Hasanuddin University, Makassar Eijkman Institute, Jakarta Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta) Working together on tuberculosis and other infectious diseases research projects.
Vietnam. (National TB control programme) Part of WHO TB programme review committee - links with existing research project under leadership of proff. Guy Marks and Warwick Britton review.
South Africa. (Stellenbosch University) This is my alma mater - many existing links, especially related to tuberculosis research.