Associate Professor Martyn Kirk

ANU College of Health & Medicine

Professor Kirk's research is focused on infectious diseases and how they are transmitted by contaminated food and water.  

He has investigated a wide range of disease outbreaks both in Australia and around the world, including those caused by Legionnaires' disease and cholera.

Martyn has led studies into "Mr Fluffy" houses in the ACT and the risks of residents developing mesothelioma, as well as the health impact of PFAS (poly-fluorinated alkyl substances) in Oakey, Queensland and Williamtown, NSW.

Martyn has also spent time researching gastroenteritis and foodborne diseases in elderly people.

He is interested in improving the surveillance of infectious diseases and the response of government agencies to major outbreaks.

My news stories

21 June 2017
ANU has released the fourth and final report of its ACT Asbestos Health Study into the health impacts of having lived in a house...
15 February 2017
The ANU has released the third report of its ACT Asbestos Health Study which examined the health concerns of people who have...
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24 June 2016
ANU has extended a major survey of health concerns of people who have lived in a house with loose-fill asbestos insulation....