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Dr Elvina Viennet

PhD Medical and veterinary entomology (Cirad/Fr) MSc Quantitative veterinary epidemiology (WUR/NL), Ir (Animal Sciences)
Postdoc fellow in National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health on Dengue and Climate change
ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

Areas of expertise

  • Ecology 0602
  • Veterinary Epidemiology 070704
  • Epidemiology 111706
  • Biostatistics 010402
  • Other Biological Sciences 0699
  • Other Medical And Health Sciences 1199

Research interests

  • Quantitative veterinary epidemiology
  • Medical and veterinary entomology
  • Vector-borne diseases, arboviruses
  • Biology and ecology of vectors (Culicoides, mosquitoes)
  • Climate change and arboviruses (Dengue)


Elvina Viennet completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Medical and Veterinary Entomology and Bio-Ecology from Cirad-CMAEE, Montpellier (Fr) in 2011. Her PhD thesis was about the contact between hosts and Culicoides species in the Palaearctic region, and the implications in bluetongue virus transmission. 

Prior to the PhD, Elvina graduated with a master research of Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology and Medical and Veterinary Entomology in Wageningen University Research Centre (NL). She has field experience on mosquitoes and Culicoides control and surveillance, and also in mathematical and statistical models.

Elvina has a strong interest in infectious disease, especially in vector-borne diseases, and a particular interest in understanding virus transmission and his determinants to optimize the prediction of new outbreaks.

From 2012, she is an NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellow, working on empirical model about dengue and climate change, part of the project "Dengue transmission under climate change in Northern Australia: linking ecological and population-based models to develop adaptive strategies". The chief investigators of this project are David Harley, Scott Ritchie, Craig Williams, Keith Dear and Tony McMichael. Beside her involvement in the project,  Elvina has also coordinated NCEPH seminars from July 2012 to July 2013, and is currently involved in the Early Career Researchers Committee team and as an external assessor for NHMRC grants. 


Current student projects

Understanding the role of climate change in dengue epidemiology - A focus on Bangladesh

Ms Sifat Sharmin- PhD candidate, NCEPH, ANU 

Modelling dengue importation risk to Northern Queensland

Mr Sebastian Steinmüller, Msc Student, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Past student projects

 Social sustainability of Mesocyclops biological control dengue in th Mekong Delta of Vietnam.

Ms. Thanh Tam Tran- Master of Public Health (Research) ANU


The socio-economic associations with asymptomatic dengue infections vs. symptomatic dengue infections in Cambodia.

Ms Emily McLeod- ANU Medical School Research Project



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