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Dr Benjamin Armstrong

BBiomedSc, MBBS, MPH, FRCPA, MAIMS

Departments

Microbiology

Specialties

Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Serology

Special interests

Sexually transmitted infections and their epidemiology, public health policy and transmissible diseases, ophthalmic infections, infections in indigenous peoples

Locations

Macquarie Park

Biography

Dr Benjamin Armstrong graduated in Medicine from the University of Wollongong in 2014. He completed his junior medical and specialty training across various Sydney hospitals and laboratories, including Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology, Prince of Wales, Sydney Children’s and Westmead Hospitals. Dr Armstrong was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) in 2022. He is Australia’s first known microbiologist of Aboriginal descent.

Dr Armstrong has particular research and policy interests in ocular infections, and in the field of bloodborne viruses and sexually transmissible infections, particularly in Indigenous Australians. He sits on the Australian Government Department of Health Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Standing Committee (BBVSS), is a member of the RCPA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Maori Health and Workforce Steering Group, and is a past Board Director of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA). He enjoys teaching, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of New South Wales.
 

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