About Us

The Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory (ARRL) was formed in 1996 and currently operates within Barwon Biomedical Research an operating arm of the Geelong Hospital in the Barwon Health care system. The ARRL provides a diagnostic service for rickettsial diseases including Q fever and more recently COVID19. See below, some members of our hard-working team.

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Medical Director

Prof Stephen Graves

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Research Director

Prof John Stenos

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Medical Scientist

Dr Hazizul Hussain

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Medical Scientist

Dr Mythili Tadepalli

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Medical Scientist

Chelsea Nguyen

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Medical Scientist

Michelle Long

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Medical Scientist

Denise Airey

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Administration

Ariane Nguyen

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Administration

Adriana Stenos

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Administration

Emma Heidrich