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Dr Elise Pelzer
Faculty of Health,
School - Biomedical Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Biomedical Sciences - CDA
Discipline *
Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Medical Microbiology
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PhD (Reproductive health) (Queensland University of Technology), GradCert (Research commercialisation) (Queensland University of Technology), Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Queensland University of Technology)

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Infection and Immunity Research Program

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


My research is focused on understanding how host-microbe interactions in early life impact future health and disease. My work examines how changes in the microbial communities that live in and on our bodies can modulate changes in how we function by:

  1. Characterising the microbiome of mothers and babies
  2. Identifying predictive asthma and allergy signatures
  3. Examining probiotic effectiveness

In my teaching role, I am responsible for coordinating units focused on medical microbiology and infection control. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and in addition to my primary research, I also coordinate research projects at the teaching-research nexus. We are evaluating the infection control perceptions and practices of allied health students and the potential impact of antimicrobial resistance.

This information has been contributed by Dr Elise Pelzer.


LQB185: Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals

LQB201: Microbiology and Infection Control for Podiatrists (Unit coordinator)

LQB281: Human Health and Disease Concepts

LQB301: Medical Microbiology and Infection Control (Unit coordinator)

LQB594: Pathogen Diagnosis and Therapeutics

LQB883: Intercultural Health in Clinical Practice

LSB492: Microbiology (Unit coordinator)

This information has been contributed by Dr Elise Pelzer.


Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

This information has been contributed by Dr Elise Pelzer.


For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.