Faith Alele is a medical doctor and a lecturer in the Discipline of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Faith received the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Igbinedion University, Okada, Nigeria and the Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine degree with distinction from James Cook University, Australia. She worked as a Public Health Clinician in a rural part of South Western Nigeria with extensive clinical experience in managing health conditions in tropical settings. She was also part of various projects focused on maternal and perinatal health, infectious diseases (Ebola, Lassa fever, and HIV/TB) and non-communicable diseases. She has vast research experience, which cuts across the fields of Public Health, Medical Education, Occupational Health and Exertional Heat Illness related research.

Faith teaches the courses “Epidemiology for Public Health and Health Professional Research” at JCU. She has been involved in many collaborative research projects, and she is the author and co-author of more than 30 peer-reviewed articles. Her main research interest includes communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases and neglected tropical diseases.

  • HS2402: Health Professional Research 1 (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • HS2405: Health Professional Research 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • HS3401: Health Professional Research 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • TM5515: Epidemiology for Public Health (Level 5; TSV)
  • Communicable disease epidemiology, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Risk factors, Non-communicable disease epidemiology, Determinants of health
  • 2020 to present - Lecturer, Epidemiology, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2019 to 2020 - Research Officer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2018 to 2020 - Associate Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2017 to 2018 - Casual Academic (Teaching), James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2013 to 2018 - Medical Officer 1, Federal Medical Centre, Owo (Ondo State, Nigeria)
  • 2016 to 2017 - Evaluation Officer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2011 to 2012 - Medical Officer, Mararaba Gurku Medical Centre (Nassarawa, Nigeria)
  • 2010 to 2011 - House Officer, Federal Medical Centre, Owo (Ondo State, Nigeria)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2017 - Top Australian Epidemiological Association student prize winner
  • 2017 - Academic Medal (Recognition of Academic Excellence)
  • 2016 to 2017 - Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with Distinction

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Journal Articles

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 30+ research outputs authored by Ms Faith Alele from 2016 onwards.

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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) - Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR)

Research capacity building for control of neglected tropical diseases: A path for sustainable societies on the tropics

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$25,760 over 1 year
The international community has pledged through the Sustainable Development Goals to eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2030. NTDs are distributed in several regions in the world, including Oceania and The Americas, and are estimated to affect close to 2 billion people. Guatemala and Queensland, Australia share similar ecological and tropical environments that enhances their susceptibility to epidemics caused by NTDs, particularly considering the effect of climate change. The Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG) and James Cook University (JCU) will conduct a project to build NTDs data analysis capacity and support the efforts of early and middle career researchers to conduct collaborative research in Australia and Guatemala. The project consists of a mixture of online workshops and online research meetings.
Maria Castellanos Reynosa, Theophilus Emeto, Oyelola Adegboye and Faith Alele (College of Public Health and Medical & Vet Sciences)
Neglected tropical diseases; Capacity building; Global Health; Tropics; Latin America

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  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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