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Dr Helen Faddy

Dr Helen Faddy

Senior Research Fellow

Product Safety Research Group

Microscope Honorary Fellow, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland
Microscope Adjunct Research Fellow, Faculty of Health, Queensland University

Dr Helen Faddy is a Senior Research Fellow in Research and Development at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood. Helen received her PhD from the University of Queensland in 2008, and has been working at the Lifeblood since this time.

Currently, Helen’s research interests and activities focus on providing an evidence base to enable the evaluation of current emerging infectious risks to the safety of the Australian blood supply.

Awards and Leadership

  • Appointed as an Individual to the International Society for Blood Transfusion Working Party on Transfusion Transmitted Infectious Diseases
  • Has been a temporary advisor for the World Health Organisation
  • Invited to give numerous presentations an international conferences, including recently the International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria (2016) and the IPFA Asia Pacific Workshop (2016)
  • Peer-reviewer for numerous journals, including PlosNTD, Vox Sanguinis and Transfusion
  • Most cited paper published in 2015 or 2016 (R&D, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood) (2016)
  • Highlighted as Queensland Government Rising star (2015)
  • Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank: Climate change challenges to health; Risks and opportunities, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science (2014)
  • International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT) Working Party on Transfusion Transmitted Infections (WP-TTID) Travel Awards for Young Scientists (2013)


  • Involved in two ARC Linkage grants & one NHMRC grant in the last five years

Teaching and supervision

  • Successful undergraduate and post-graduate research higher degree supervision (completions: 1x PhD, 1x Masters, 7x Honours, 5x undergraduate vacation/placement students)
  • Presented guest lecturers on the topics of infectious disease epidemiology and blood transfusion safety



Other links:
Google Scholar | Pubmed

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