Global health physician with extensive expertise in tropical and travel medicine and translational research in high and low-income countries, long-standing health system strengthening experience with focus on field based research and laboratory capacity building, overseas clinical supervision and bedside-training, trainer at different levels (community, under- and post-graduate, HDR-supervision), special interest in tropical neglected disease and one health.

Lars Henning MD PhD FACTM FFTM is Associate Professor for Communicable Disease Control and Tropical Medicine in the Discipline of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

My scientific and academic career has concentrated on clinical research in infectious and neglected tropical diseases witih an emphasis on HIV, TB, Leishmaniasis and Cholera/Diarrhoeal Diseases. I have worked serveral years in leading global health institutions (Swiss Tropical  and Public Health Institute, Basel, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh,  Dhaka, Ifakara Health Institute, Ifakara, and Infectious Diseases Institute, Kampala). Many of my projects in Asia and Africa focussed on the strenghtening of laboratory capacity and the transfer of skills to provide best possible care for patients in different settings.I percieve the link between innovative research and clinical services as crucial in the process of innovation, validation and application of health solutions, 

In case you are interested in research projects in the field of Tropical Medicine or Travel Medicine please contact me. I  also organize a Journal Club in Tropical Medicine geared towards Early- and Mid Career Researchers. 

  • MD6010: Advanced Clinical Medicine Part 1 of 3 (Level 6; TSV)
  • MD6020: Advanced Clinical Medicine Part 2 of 3 (Level 6; TSV)
  • MD6030: Advanced Clinical Medicine Part 3 of 3 (Level 6; TSV)
  • MD6110: Advanced Clinical Medicine (Honours) Part 1 of 3 (Level 6; TSV)
  • MD6120: Advanced Clinical Medicine (Honours) Part 2 of 3 (Level 6; TSV)
  • MD6130: Advanced Clinical Medicine (Honours) Part 3 of 3 (Level 6; TSV)
  • TM5501: Tropical Medicine (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5503: Human Parasitology (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5512: Travel Medicine (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5525: Communicable Disease Control (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5600: Introduction to One Health (Level 5; TSV)
  • Infectious Diseases, travel medicine, global health, health system strengthening, neglected tropical disease
  • Tropical Medicine, Travel Medicine, Human Parasitology, One Health, Communicable Disease Control
  • 2017 to present - Associate Professor Communicable Disease and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University (JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas, Australia)
  • 2017 to 2020 - Academic Head Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University (JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas, Australia)
  • 2016 to 2017 - Consultant, Labor Hannover MVZ GmbH (Hannover, Germany)
  • 2015 to 2016 - Resident, Labor Hannover MVZ GmbH (Hannover, Germany)
  • 2014 to 2015 - Senior Physician, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Basel, Switzerland)
  • 2012 to 2014 - Senior Scientist/Designated Representative of the University of Zurich at Makerere University, University of Zurich/Infectious Diseases Institute (Kampala, Uganda)
  • 2012 - Physician, Swiss Tropical Public Health Institute (Basel, Switerland)
  • 2011 to 2012 - Physician/Clinical Epidemiologist, Swiss Tropical Public Health Institute/Ifakara Health Institute (Ifakara, Switzerland)
  • 2009 to 2011 - Resident, University Hospital Bern (Bern, Switzerland)
  • 2007 to 2009 - Junior Clinical Epidemiologist/Scientist, Swiss Tropical Public Health Institute/International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
  • 2005 to 2007 - Junior Clinical Epidemiologist/International Research Fellow, Swiss Tropical Public Health Institute/International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Research Disciplines
  • 2021 - Dean's Awards for Excellence (Secondary Advisor Dr. Harindra Sathkumara)
  • 1999 to 2002 - Werner-Otto-Foundation (scholarship)
  • 1997 to 1998 - Daniela und Jurgen Westphal Foundation (scholarship)
  • 2016 - Fellowship Microbiology, Virology and Infectious Diseases Epidemiology (Germany)
  • 2016 - Fellowship in Hospital Epidemiology (Germany)
  • 2015 - Fellowship Tropical and Travel Medicine (Switzerland)
  • 2017 - Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine (FFTM)
  • 2017 - Faculty WHO Collaborating Centre for Vector-borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • 2017 - Member of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine
  • 2017 - Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (FACTM)
  • 2016 - Member of the International Society for Infectious Diseases
  • 2016 - Member of the Asia-Pacific Travel Health Society
  • 2012 - Member of the Swiss Society for Tropical and Travel Medicine
  • 2006 - Member of the Swiss Society of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology
  • 2006 - Member of the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases
  • 2005 - Member of the German Society of Virology
  • 2013 to 2015 - Honorary Lecturer, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resourses and Biosecurity, Makarere University

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU.

Journal Articles

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 22+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Lars Henning from 1999 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) - ASEAN-Pacific Infectious Disease Detection and Response (APIDDaR) Program

Securing the frontline for health secure communities

Indicative Funding
$795,776 over 3 years (administered by Red Cross Australia)
The aim is to build capacity to detect/respond to infectious disease outbreaks through frontline public health (human and animal) workforce which includes community members, volunteers, community health workers, environmental health workers, biosecurity and environmental officers and primary health care staff. This will be achieved through: Strengthened capability at community/primary care levels to anticipate outbreaks; Improved response at early stages of potential outbreaks; A quality timely and thorough response to outbreaks at the frontline level ; An operational learning and feedback process for continued improvement and currency of detection of and response to infectious diseases outbreaks.
Maxine Whittaker, Lisa Natoli, Allen Ross, Effie Espino, Lars Henning, Sarah Larkins, Sarah-Jane Wilson, Sandra Downing, Tammy Allen, Mahmudur Rahman, Sayera Banu, Nadia Ali Rima, Asharul Islam, Sukanta Chowdhury, Syed Moinuddin Satter and Veronica Bell (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Red Cross Australia, Icddr,b, Research Institute of Tropical Medicine, College of Medicine & Dentistry and Australian Research Centre for Medical Engineering (UWA))
Health security; Infectious Diseases; Surveillance Systems; Community Engagement; One Health; Health workforce development

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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.

  • Capacity Building for Periodontal Disease Management in Tonga (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • International Travel and medical events - an Australian travelinsurance perspective in the Covid-19 era (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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  • 5+ collaborations
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  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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