Angus Cook

MB ChB Auck., MBiostats Monash, PhD Otago, Graduate Diploma in Health Economics and Policy Monash , Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 1273 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
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Personal profile


Professor Angus Cook is a researcher and lecturer in epidemiology at the School of Population and Global Health, The University of Western Australia.


Angus has close research and education links with the public health community in Australia. He has coordinated risk assessments/studies of major public health issues facing Australian communities. He has been a leading investigator in major projects that have attracted over $4 million in external research funding in the past 20 years.


Experience: Angus Cook is a registered medical practitioner with clinical experience at hospitals and community clinics in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. He was a former researcher at the Department of General Practice at Melbourne University and Monash University, where he was involved in assessing gaps in clinical training and care for people with comorbidities.


He undertook a PhD in Population Health on the topic of brain cancer (Otago, 2007). In 2000 Angus was invited as a Visiting Scholar to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France. In 2011, he completed a Master of Biostatistics and a Graduate Diploma in Health Economics and Policy in 2016.


He is an author of over 90 publications across a range of population health topics, including refereed journal articles and book chapters in the field of epidemiology, as well as ministerial papers and medical educational material/handbooks. His work has led to numerous presentations/posters at a number of international conferences and workshops.


His previous combined clinical experience and research has contributed to understanding both the drivers of ill-health and also community based preventive strategies to manage disease. These have contributed to policy reviews to protect the health of vulnerable populations.



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Research Output 2001 2019

Defining the ecological and evolutionary drivers of Plasmodium knowlesi transmission within a multi-scale framework

Davidson, G., Chua, T. H., Cook, A., Speldewinde, P. & Weinstein, P., 8 Mar 2019, In : Malaria Journal. 18, 1, 13 p., 66.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Plasmodium knowlesi
Open Access
Terminal Care
General Practice
General Practitioners
Western Australia
House Calls

Recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection in the Western Australian population

Alfayyadh, M., Collins, D. A., Tempone, S., McCann, R., Armstrong, P. K., Riley, T. V. & Cook, A., 1 Jan 2019, In : Epidemiology and Infection. 147, p. e153

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Clostridium Infections
Clostridium difficile
1 Citation (Scopus)

The Role of Ecological Linkage Mechanisms in Plasmodium knowlesi Transmission and Spread

Davidson, G., Chua, T. H., Cook, A., Speldewinde, P. & Weinstein, P., 23 Jan 2019, In : Ecohealth.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Plasmodium knowlesi
1 Citation (Scopus)

Do natural spring waters in Australia and New Zealand affect health? A systematic review

Stanhope, J., Weinstein, P. & Cook, A., 1 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Water and Health. 16, 1, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Natural Springs
spring water
New Zealand

Projects 2005 2019