Professor Paul Griffin

Conjoint Head, Mater Clinical Unit

Mater Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Associate Professor Paul Griffin is the Director of Infectious Diseases at Mater Health Services in Brisbane and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Queensland Medical School. He has fellowships in Infectious Diseases from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, in Clinical Microbiology from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and from the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine.

Paul is the Principal Investigator and Medical Director at Nucleus Network, a specialized contract research organisation specializing in early and late phase trials in infectious diseases where he has been the principal investigator on in excess of 125 clinical trials, predominantly in Infectious Diseases including novel vaccines and Malaria human challenge studies. This includes 8 vaccines for COVID-19 and a number of COVID-19 therapies.

As a Clinical Microbiologist, he maintains an active interest in diagnostic microbiology with a focus on clinical applications of faecal microbiome metagenomic sequencing.

In addition to a teaching role at the University of Queensland, Paul is also the chair of the Advanced Training Committee in Infectious Diseases with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the committee that oversees the training of Infectious Diseases specialists in Australia.

Finally, as a director and scientific advisory board member of the immunisation coalition, Paul has an active interest in vaccine education and advocacy and has become a trusted media authority and spokesperson across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Research Impacts

While performing vital clinical and research duties, he has also devoted time to inform, educate and reassure the community via a wide range of media appearances. He has featured regularly on prominent Australian programs across television, radio, print and online including The Project, Sunrise, Today Show, A Current Affair, and internationally including Canada’s CTV and the BBC.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Publications

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Adibi, Sasan, Griffin, Paul, Sanicas, Melvin, Rashidi, Maryam and Lanfranchi, Francesco (2022). The Road Ahead (Editors). Frontiers of COVID-19: Scientific and Clinical Aspects of the Novel Coronavirus 2019. (pp. 639-650) edited by Sasan Adibi, Paul Griffin, Melvin Sanicas, Maryam Rashidi and Francesco Lanfranchi. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-08045-6_31

  • Eisemann, Jared E. and Griffin, Paul M. (2017). Diloxanide furoate. Kucers’ the use of antibiotics: A clinical review of antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and antiviral drugs. (pp. 3195-3199) edited by M. Lindsay Grayson, Sara E. Cosgrove, Suzanne Crowe, William Hope, James S. McCarthy, John Mills, Johan W. Mouton and David L. Paterson. Boca Raton, FL United States: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781315152110

  • Doshi, Jaslyn and Griffin, Paul M. (2017). Furazolidone (furazolidine). Kucers’ the use of antibiotics: A clinical review of antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and antiviral drugs. (pp. 3187-3194) edited by M. Lindsay Grayson, Sara E. Cosgrove, Suzanne Crowe, William Hope, James S. McCarthy, John Mills, Johan W. Mouton and David L. Paterson. Boca Raton, FL United States: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781315152110

  • Griffin, Paul M. and McCarthy, James (2017). Niclosamide. Kucers’ the use of antibiotics: A clinical review of antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and antiviral drugs. (pp. 3405-3409) edited by M. Lindsay Grayson, Sara E. Cosgrove, Suzanne Crowe, William Hope, James S. McCarthy, John Mills, Johan W. Mouton and David L. Paterson. Boca Raton, FL United States: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781315152110

  • Griffin, Paul (2014). Australian Bat Lyssavirus. Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Agents. (pp. 1-1) edited by Victor L. Yu, Rainer Weber and Didier Raoult. Pittsburgh, PA, USA: Antimicrobe.

  • Griffin, Paul (2014). Barmah Forest Virus. Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Agents. (pp. 1-1) edited by Victor L. Yu, Rainer Weber and Didier Raoult. Pittsburgh, PA, USA: Antimicrobe.

  • Griffin, P. M. (2014). Menangle. Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Agents. (pp. 1-1) Pittsburgh, PA, United States: Antimicrobe.

  • Griffin, Paul (2014). Ross River Virus. Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Agents. (pp. 1-1) Pittsburgh, PA, United States: Antimicrobe.

  • Griffin, Paul M. (2010). Diloxanide furoate. Kucers' The Use of Antibiotics: A Clinical Review of Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiparasitic and Antiviral Drugs. (pp. 2121-2124) edited by M. Lindsay Grayson, Suzanne M. Crowe, James S. McCarthy, John Mills, Johan W. Mouton, S. Ragnar Norrby, David L. Paterson and Michael A. Pfaller. Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/b13787-206

  • Griffin, Paul M. (2010). Furazolidone (furazolidine). Kucers' The Use of Antibiotics: A Clinical Review of Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiparasitic and Antiviral Drugs. (pp. 2114-2120) edited by M. Lindsay Grayson, Suzanne M. Crowe, James S. McCarthy, John Mills, Johan W. Mouton, S. Ragnar Norrby, David L. Paterson and Michael A. Pfaller. Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/b13787-205

  • Griffin, Paul M. and McCarthy, James (2010). Niclosamide. Kucers' the use of antibiotics: a clinical review of antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic and antiviral drugs. (pp. 2293-2296) edited by M. Lindsay Grayson, Suzanne M. Crowe, James S. McCarthy, John Mills, Johan W. Mouton, S. Ragnar Norrby, David L. Paterson and Michael A. Pfaller. Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/b13787-232

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