• The University of Western Australia (M560), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Research

Dr Kirkham's research focus is on understanding the pathogenesis of bacterial respiratory infections and strategies to reduce the burden of disease, including development of improved vaccines. Current research areas include:
• Understanding the immunology and microbiology of respiratory infections in children
• Evaluation of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination schedules in at-risk populations
• Development of a bacterial therapy to prevent pathogens colonising the respiratory tract

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Research expertise keywords

  • Otitis media
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Vaccine development
  • Meningitis
  • Bacterial infections
  • Microbiology

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