• The University of Western Australia (M561), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Professor Carapetis is the Director of the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Western Australia. He is also a Professor at the University of Western Australia and consultant paediatrician at Perth Children’s Hospital.

His research interests include Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, other group A streptococcal diseases, Vaccine-preventable disease, Indigenous child health, Child development and education, Youth health and education and skin sores and scabies.

Professor Carapetis undertook his medical training at the Royal Melbourne and Royal Children’s Hospitals. Previous positions include terms as Theme Director at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne and Director of the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin.

External positions

Executive Director, Telethon Kids Institute

2012 → …

Consultant Paediatrician, Perth Children’s Hospital

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Infection Medicine & Life Sciences
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Research Output 2006 2019

A population pharmacokinetic study of benzathine benzylpenicillin G administration in children and adolescents with rheumatic heart disease: new insights for improved secondary prophylaxis strategies

Hand, R. M., Salman, S., Newall, N., Vine, J., Page-Sharp, M., Bowen, A. C., Gray, K., Baker, A., Kado, J., Joseph, J., Marsh, J., Ramsay, J., Sika-Paotonu, D., Batty, K. T., Manning, L. & Carapetis, J., 1 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 74, 7, p. 1984-1991 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Penicillin G Benzathine
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Penicillin G
6 Citations (Scopus)

Atlas of group A streptococcal vaccine candidates compiled using large-scale comparative genomics

Davies, M. R., McIntyre, L., Mutreja, A., Lacey, J. A., Lees, J. A., Towers, R. J., Duchêne, S., Smeesters, P. R., Frost, H. R., Price, D. J., Holden, M. T. G., David, S., Giffard, P. M., Worthing, K. A., Seale, A. C., Berkley, J. A., Harris, S. R., Rivera-Hernandez, T., Berking, O., Cork, A. J. & 18 othersTorres, R. S. L. A., Lithgow, T., Strugnell, R. A., Bergmann, R., Nitsche-Schmitz, P., Chhatwal, G. S., Bentley, S. D., Fraser, J. D., Moreland, N. J., Carapetis, J. R., Steer, A. C., Parkhill, J., Saul, A., Williamson, D. A., Currie, B. J., Tong, S. Y. C., Dougan, G. & Walker, M. J., 1 Jun 2019, In : Nature Genetics. 51, 6, p. 1035-1043 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Streptococcal Vaccines

Controlled human infection for vaccination against Streptococcus pyogenes (CHIVAS): Establishing a group A Streptococcus pharyngitis human infection study

Osowicki, J., Azzopardi, K. I., Baker, C., Waddington, C. S., Pandey, M., Schuster, T., Grobler, A., Cheng, A. C., Pollard, A. J., McCarthy, J. S., Good, M. F., Walker, M. J., Dale, J. B., Batzloff, M. R., Carapetis, J. R., Smeesters, P. R. & Steer, A. C., 6 Jun 2019, In : Vaccine. 37, 26, p. 3485-3494 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Streptococcus pyogenes

Environmental and social determinants of acute rheumatic fever: a longitudinal cohort study

Cannon, J. W., Abouzeid, M., de Klerk, N., Dibben, C., Carapetis, J. R. & Katzenellenbogen, J. M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Epidemiology and Infection. 147, p. e79

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Rheumatic Fever
Longitudinal Studies
Cohort Studies
Rheumatic Heart Disease
2 Citations (Scopus)

High burden of infectious disease and antibiotic use in early life in Australian Aboriginal communities

Cuningham, W., McVernon, J., Lydeamore, M. J., Andrews, R. M., Carapetis, J., Kearns, T., Clucas, D., Dhurrkay, R. G., Tong, S. Y. C. & Campbell, P. T., 1 Apr 2019, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 43, 2, p. 149-155 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Communicable Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Confidence Intervals

Projects 2012 2022