Matthew Parnaby

Matthew Parnaby is a Public Health professional with an emphasis on health for vulnerable populations. He gained his Masters of Public Health focusing on Aboriginal and International Health. He holds a Bachelor of Nursing from Griffith University and is a Registered Nurse. Since working with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Matthew has had an operational focus in the Tropical Diseases Group, facilitating and streamlining research projects and programs in Australia and the Pacific Region. Prior to joining Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, he worked for over 15 years in international humanitarian organisations managing large in-country health & nutrition programs and as Country Director in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, Central and South East Asia. He has also worked in Aboriginal health throughout the Northern Territory and Queensland, encompassing Primary Health Care in remote communities and public health program management, including rheumatic heart disease and STI/HIV. Mr Parnaby will provide operational support to the World Scabies Program.

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