About Us - Overview


Introduction to CREID

Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs) are caused by newly identified pathogens or the re-emergence, spread or increased antimicrobial drug resistance of existing ones. They pose enormous but unpredictable challenges to health and wellbeing; and societal and economic impacts can be profound. 


At the Centre of Research Excellence in Protecting the Public from Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID) we aim to create a vibrant, multidisciplinary community of researchers, linked with public health laboratories and government agencies, working together to safeguard Australia and our region from emerging infectious disease threats. 


Our vision is to improve public health outcomes by incorporating state-of-the-art, high-throughput and digital technologies into EID risk prediction and responses and developing an enabling practice and policy framework grounded in ethics research.

Key Goals

CREID will embed cutting-edge emerging infectious disease research into public health settings. Our team of investigators from New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and the ACT has a proven track record in collaborative development and translation of new technologies into public health practice, intelligent use of rapid communication platforms, and infectious diseases ethics research. 


Our bi-directional engagement with key stakeholders – policy makers, end-users and the wider community – provides a pipeline for effective dissemination and translation of research findings into policy and practice. 


We will actively foster future leaders in research and/or public health practice with an understanding of modern technology and ethics-driven approaches to public health epidemiology and disease control, by establishing PhD and early career researcher training programs/placements, and short courses targeting future medical, public health and biosecurity practitioners.