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Liam O'Connor

Dr, MB BS W.Aust., DTM & H Lond., FRCPA

  • The University of Western Australia (M504), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 1.18A, L Block, QEII Medical Centre

    6009 Perth


  • 12 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Personal profile


Dr Liam O'Connor graduated from medical school at UWA in 1982 and worked as a general practitioner for several years before completing his Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1988. Returning to Australia, he specialized as a pathologist (microbiology), training at the State Health Laboratory Service, QEII (now PathWest), Fremantle Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital. In 1993 he obtained his fellowship from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia (Australasia). Dr O'Connor now splits his time between his role as Head of Microbiology with CliniPath (Clinipath) Pathology in West Perth and his position as a Senior Lecturer with UWA.

Teaching overview

Dr O’Connor is unit coordinator for the following courses:
IMED3340 Infectious Diseases Part 1
IMED3341 Infectious Diseases Part 2
MICR8829 Foundations of Infectious Disease
MICR8834 Tropical, Travel and Remote Area Infectious Disease


  • Bacteria—antibiotic resistance
  • Chemotherapy
  • Diagnosis of infectious diseases
  • Diagnostic bacteriology
  • Infection control
  • Infectious disease—animals, humans
  • Rickettsial disease
  • Sterilisation and disinfection

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Research Output 1996 1996

  • 12 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 1 Letter

A cluster of murine typhus cases in Western Australia

O'Connor, L., Kelly, H. A., Lubich, J. M., Lindsey, R. J. & Mccomish, M. J., 1996, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 165, p. 24-26

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Rodent Control
Endemic Flea-Borne Typhus
Western Australia
Differential Diagnosis