Personal details

Dr Alison Carey
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School - Biomedical Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Biomedical Sciences - CDA
Discipline *
Immunology, Medical Microbiology
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Australian Society for Microbiology

Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology

Society for Mucosal Immunology

Women in Technology

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


I completed my PhD at QUT in 2010 in the area of vaccine development against female genital chlamydial infections. During my PhD I was awarded a NHMRC Post Graduate Research Scholarship. I then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Griffith University, where I focussed on urogenital tract infections caused by  E. coli and Group B  Streptococcus. In 2013 I was awarded a prestigious NHMRC Peter Doherty Early Career Fellowship in the area of innate immune responses to uropathogens.

In 2015 I returned to QUT as a Research Fellow through the Early Career Academic Recruitment and Development Program. I have since established a research group in the area of female reproductive tract immune responses to Group B  Streptococcus and the effects on the vaginal microbiome. I also work closely with Professor Ken Beagley, looking at the effects of chlamydial infection on male fertility (NHMRC Project Grant funded) and the development of a chlamydial vaccine (National Institute of Health- NIH funded).

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Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice

Fellow of the Higher Education Acadamy

Unit Coordinator for LQB462: Microbial diagnostics and LQB562: Advanced microbial diagnostics.

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