About

Emma McBryde is an infectious diseases physician who did her PhD in mathematics; specifically Mathematical and Statistical modelling of disease transmission in hospitals. Since then, she has moved into modelling infectious diseases of global significance, including influenza, SARS and tuberculosis. Emma has led consultancies for AusAID, DFAT, the Commonwealth Department of Health and participated in Gates funded work on modelling to guide policy in tuberculosis. She is developing work on allocative efficiency for tuberculosis program development in partnership with the Global Fund and the World Bank. 

Emma moved to Townsville from Melbourne, leaving the position of Head of Epidemiology at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service. She continues to collaborate with many researchers in Melbourne across University of Melbourne and the Burnet Institute, but is looking forward to new collaborations in the Tropics; across James Cook University and further afield with regional partners. 

Emma has published over 80 peer reviewed publications on epidemiology and modelling; has supervised 4 PhD students (1 to completion and 3 to submission status) and is currently supervising 3 additional PhD students. She has numerous grants from both ARC and NHMRC, including a current centre for research excellence (NHMRC-CRE) in modelling infectious diseases to inform public health policy. Emma is actively collaborating across James Cook University with research areas of health systems, basic science (microbiology and immunology), health economics, genomics and across Australia in epidemiology and modelling and specifically in tuberculosis research. She is an elected official of the Australasian Tuberculosis Forum and an affiliate of the CRE in TB research.

Teaching
  • MD3012: Introduction to Clinical Healthcare Part 2 of 2 (Level 3; TSV)
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Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 91+ research outputs authored by Prof Emma McBryde from 2002 onwards.

Current Funding

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World Diabetes Foundation - Research Grant

Increased awareness of and access to diabetes and tuberculosis care in New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea

Indicative Funding
$307,331 over 5 years
Summary
The 3-year project is intended to (1) raise awareness of Diabetes and TB among the general populationin New Ireland Province (2) Train doctors, nurses, pharmacists and community health workers to effectively treat Diabetes and TB (3) Establish better monitoring of Diabetes and TB in remote areas with the help of electronic registry and mobile phone technology (4) conduct public health campaigns by the local health professionals and to screen and monitor the diseases with the help of mobile phone technology.
Investigators
Usman Malabu, Emma McBryde, Venkat Vangaveti, Matthew McLee and Frank Apamumu (Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, College of Medicine & Dentistry and Kavieng General Hospital)

Menzies School of Health Research - Ext_Source: NHMRC Grant 1078927 CRE IQI

Quality Improvement in Indifenous Primary Health Care: Leveraging Effective Ambulatory Practices (LEAP)

Indicative Funding
$7,000
Summary
Continuous quality improvement (CQI) initiatives are well-accepted as an effective means for improving quality of care at primary health care (PHC) services. However, there remains significant variation in the quality of care provided between individual services and the degree of response to CQI activities. This sis so despite active and effective CQI networks supported by a number of organisations. Understanding the detail of this variability is vital before quality improvement initiatives in Indigenous PHC can be effectively scaled-up and expanded. We aim to enhance understanding of how quality improvement initiatives in Indigenous PHC can be rolled out on a broader scale, particularly in services that face capacity and resource-based challenges, through I0 building on our understanding of how contextual factors interact to facilitate or limit the success of CQI initiatives; and ii) collaborative development and testing of a toolkit of interventions to address barriers to improvement.
Investigators
Sarah Larkins, Jacinta Elston, Komla Tsey, Emma McBryde, Kerry Copley, Rebecca Evans and Carly Woods in collaboration with Paul Burgess, Ross Baille, R Wright, V Matthews, S Thompson, Christine Connors and Rachael Ham (College of Medicine & Dentistry, Division of Tropical Health & Medicine, College of Arts, Society & Education, Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, Aboriginal Medical Service, NT Department of Health & Community Services, Menzies Research Institute, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council, Queensland Health, The University of Western Australia and Apunipima Cape York Health Council)
Keywords
Indigenous Health; Primary Health Care; Quality improvement; Continuous Quality Improvement; Workforce

The Global Fund - Contract Research

Autumn Technical Support to Enhance Allocative Efficiency of Country Tuberculosis Program

Indicative Funding
$204,183
Summary
Over late 2015 and all of 2016, develop transmission dynamic models of Tuberculosis and explore cost and impact of different program strategies. Apply to 3 Countries.
Investigators
Emma McBryde in collaboration with J Traver, R Ragonnet, T Doan and Nick Scott (Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, The University of Melbourne and Burnet Institute)
Keywords
Economics; Modelling; Tuberculosis; Optimization; Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • Genomics and Transmission Dynamics of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in PNG and the Torres Strait (PhD, Primary Advisor)
  • Combine Mathematical Models of Tuberculosis Transmission With Pharmacological Models (PK-PD) and Evolution Models of Acquired Drug Resistance to Determine the Optimal Deployment of Novel and Emerging Drugs for Tuberculosis (PhD, Primary Advisor)
  • Epidemiological profile of tuberculosis patients from the Torres Strait Islands, including Treaty visitors from Papua New Guinea to the Torres Strait Protected Zone (PhD, Primary Advisor)
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  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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