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Professor Marshall is a celebrated vaccination researcher, who has been named the 2022 South Australia Australian of the Year.
Her work in vaccinology, public health and infectious diseases at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute has focused on protecting babies and children from Meningococcal disease.
She led the world’s largest meningococcal B vaccine study in South Australia, B Part of It, to investigate whether the vaccine could not only protect against the disease but also reduce spread, particularly in infants and young people.
Professor Marshall joins us on the podcast to discuss how she got this game-changing meningococcal study off the ground in partnership with GSK Australia and reveals the study’s outcome, which has influenced immunisation programs globally.
She also shares her plans for her new role as the first Clinical Research Director at the Women’s and Children’s Health Network in Adelaide, her work with COVID-19 vaccine roll-outs in SA and nationally, and how she is visiting schools as the recently announced South Australia Australian of the Year to inspire young people to make a difference.
Also joining Caroline Duell on the podcast is Jo Close, MTPConnect’s Director of the Adelaide Intermediary Program which works with Adelaide BioMed City to grow South Australia’s health and medical industry sector.