Dr Martyn Kirk
Field Epidemiology Training Program, Australia National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Previously, Dr Martyn Kirk was the Senior Epidemiologist of OzFoodNet—Australia’s national system of surveillance of foodborne diseases. Between 2000-2008, Dr Kirk was the Coordinating Epidemiologist of OzFoodNet, which is a network to conduct applied research into the burden and causes of foodborne diseases, and coordinate investigation into disease outbreaks. Dr Kirk has worked in the area of food and waterborne diseases for the last 19 years at local, national and international levels. During this time, Dr Kirk has investigated a wide range of disease outbreaks, including cholera, salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, hepatitis A and listeriosis. He has qualifications in aquatic science and applied epidemiology, and is a graduate of the Australian Field Epidemiology Training Program. Mr Kirk has published over 80 papers, reports and book chapters in the areas of foodborne disease burden and outbreak investigation. Currently, Dr Kirk is conducting research at the Australian National University into foodborne disease in the elderly, a high-risk sub-population for foodborne disease.