Christopher Peacock

Dr, BSc Portsmouth , PhD Cantab. , FIMLS

  • The University of Western Australia (M504), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 3750 Citations
  • 15 h-Index

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Personal profile


Associate Professor Christopher Peacock attained his PhD at Cambridge University, UK in 1998. His main area of interest is in the genomics of pathogens causing tropical or neglected diseases. After 3 years working abroad in both Brazil and the Ivory Coast he spent a further 6 years at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute before making the move to Western Australia.

Roles and responsibilities

He currently heads up a group within the discipline of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Western Australia

Funding overview

NHMRC Project Grant 2010-2013
ARC Future Fellowship 2010-2014


Current interests include genomics, host interactions and vaccine development in leishmaniasis, bioinformatics and metagenomic sequencing of bacterial communities.

Previous positions

Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Telethon Institute for Child Health


passable French and Brazilian Portugues

Research expertise keywords

  • Pathogen genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Parasitology
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Immunogenetics

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Research Output

Open Access
  • Corynebacterium and Dolosigranulum: Future probiotic candidates for upper respiratory tract infections

    Lappan, R. & Peacock, C. S., 11 Nov 2019, In : Microbiology Australia. 40, 4, p. 172-177 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • Western oropharyngeal and gut microbial profiles are associated with allergic conditions in Chinese immigrant children

    Guo, J., Lv, Q., Ariff, A., Zhang, X., Peacock, C. S., Song, Y., Wen, X., Saiganesh, A., Melton, P. E., Dykes, G. A., Moses, E. K., LE Souëf, P. N., Lu, F. & Zhang, G., 1 Aug 2019, In : The World Allergy Organization Journal. 12, 8, 100051.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A microbiome case-control study of recurrent acute otitis media identified potentially protective bacterial genera

    Lappan, R., Imbrogno, K., Sikazwe, C., Anderson, D., Mok, D., Coates, H., Vijayasekaran, S., Bumbak, P., Blyth, C. C., Jamieson, S. E. & Peacock, C. S., 20 Feb 2018, In : BMC Microbiology. 18, 1, 13.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 22 Citations (Scopus)

    Moraxella catarrhalis Restriction-Modification Systems Are Associated with Phylogenetic Lineage and Disease

    Blakeway, L. V., Tan, A., Lappan, R., Ariff, A., Pickering, J. L., Peacock, C. S., Blyth, C. C., Kahler, C. M., Chang, B. J., Lehmann, D., Kirkham, L-A. S., Murphy, T. F., Jennings, M. P., Bakaletz, L. O., Atack, J. M., Peak, I. R. & Seib, K. L., 1 Nov 2018, In : Genome Biology and Evolution. 10, 11, p. 2932-2946 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)