Researcher biography

Ian completed his undergraduate studies in Medical Laboratory Science at the Queensland University of Technology. Between 1992 and 2015 Ian's experiences included that of a Research Assistant, a PhD student and a post-doctoral research group leader at the Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory within the Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre, Queensland Health and The University of Queensland.

In 2015 Ian left research and moved to a Supervising Scientist role in Queensland Health, supporting the detection and characterization of rare and emerging viral threats to public and environmental health.

Ian designs, validates and employs molecular techniques to support clinical and public health needs, helping to discover and characterize known, new, newly identified and rare viruses.