Associate Professor Martyn Kirk

Fellow

Biography

<p>I am an Associate Professor and Convenor of the Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) program offered by the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health in the Research School of Population Health at the Australian National University. The MAE is the Australian Field Epidemiology Training Program. Prior to joining the ANU in 2011, I worked for over twenty years in State, Territory and federal health departments in the areas of food, water and infectious diseases. I have consulted for the World Health Organization on gastrointestinal diseases and am a member of the WHO advisory body - the Foodborne Disease Epidemiology Reference Group. I am a member of the Communicable Diseases Network Australia and an adjunct lecturer at the Monash University Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. I hold research grants with the National Health &amp;amp; Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council, and governments within Australia.</p>

Publications

  • Moffatt, C, Glass, K, Stafford, R et al 2017, 'The campylobacteriosis conundrum - examining the incidence of infection with Campylobacter sp. in Australia, 1998 - 2013', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 145, no. 4, pp. 839-847.
  • Chen, Y, Furuya Kanamori, L, Doi, S et al 2017, 'Clostridium Difficile Infection and Risk of Colectomy in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Bias-Adjusted Meta-Analysis', Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 200-207.
  • Chen, Y, Hall, A & Kirk, M 2017, 'Norovirus Disease in Older Adults Living in Long-Term Care Facilities: Strategies for Management', Current Geriatric Reports, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 26-33.
  • Chen, Y, Glass, K, Liu, B et al 2017, 'Burden of Clostridium difficile infection: Associated hospitalization in a cohort of middle-aged and older adults', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 508-511pp.
  • Kirk, M, Angulo, F, Havelaar, A et al 2017, 'Diarrhoeal disease in children due to contaminated food', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 95, no. 3, pp. 233-234.
  • McLure, A, Clements, A, Kirk, M et al 2017, 'Healthcare-Associated Clostridium difficile Infections are Sustained by Disease from the Community', Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, vol. Online, pp. 1-16pp..
  • Moffatt, C, Musto, J, Pingault, N et al 2017, 'Recovery of Salmonella enterica from Australian Layer and Processing Environments Following Outbreaks Linked to Eggs', Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 478-482pp..
  • Hoffmann, S, Devleesschauwer, B, Cooke, R et al 2017, 'Attribution of global foodborne disease to specific foods: Findings from a World Health Organization structured expert elicitation', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 12, no. 9, pp. -.
  • Korda, R, Clements, M, Armstrong, B et al 2017, 'Risk of cancer associated with residential exposure to asbestos insulation: a whole-population cohort study', The Lancet Public Health.
  • Rimpeekool, W, Kirk M, Yiengprugsawan V et al 2017. Nutrition label experience and consumption of transitional foods among a nationwide cohort of 42,750 Thai adults', British Food Journal. Vol. 119, No 2, pp. 425-439.
  • Hald, T, Aspinall, W, Devleesschauwer, B et al 2016, 'World Health Organization estimates of the relative contributions of food to the burden of disease due to selected foodborne hazards: A structured expert elicitation', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 11, no. 1, pp. -.
  • Moffatt, C, Greig, A, Valcanis, M et al 2016, 'A large outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni infection in a university college caused by chicken liver p?t?, Australia, 2013', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 144, no. 14, pp. 2971-2978pp..
  • Ford, L, Glass, K, Veitch, M et al 2016, 'Increasing Incidence of Salmonella in Australia, 2000-2013', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 11, no. 10, pp. 1-11pp.
  • Chen, Y, Liu, B, Glass, K et al 2016, 'Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors and the Risk of Hospitalization for Infectious Gastroenteritis', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 11, no. 12, pp. 1-13pp.
  • Korda, R, Clements, M, Armstrong, B et al 2016, 'Mesothelioma trends in the ACT and comparisons with the rest of Australia', Public Health Research & Practice, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 1-6pp.
  • Moffatt, C, Musto, J, Pingault, N et al 2016, 'Salmonella Typhimurium and Outbreaks of Egg-Associated Disease in Australia, 2001 to 2011', Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 379-385.
  • Vally, H, Glass, K, Ford, L et al 2016, 'Evaluation of a structured expert elicitation estimating the proportion of illness acquired by foodborne transmission for nine enteric pathogens in Australia', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 144, no. 5, pp. 897-906.
  • Kirk, M, Davis, S & Viney, K 2016, 'Letter Re: Ebola outbreak in West Africa: considerations for strengthening Australia's international health emergency response', The Medical Journal of Australia (Online), vol. 205, no. 5, pp. 236-237.
  • Davis, S, Patel, M, Fearnley, E et al 2016, 'The Australian Master of Applied Epidemiology Program: Looking back, moving forward', Communicable Diseases Intelligence, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. E326-E333.
  • Chen, Y, Glass, K, LIU, B et al 2016, 'A population-based longitudinal study of Clostridium difficile infection-related hospitalization in mid-age and older Australians', Epidemiology and Infection, pp. 1-8.
  • Chen, Y, Glass, K, Liu, B et al 2016, 'Salmonella Infection in Middle-Aged and Older Adults: Incidence and Risk Factors from the 45 and Up Study', Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, vol. 13, no. 12, pp. 689-694.
  • Glass, K, Fearnley, E, Hocking, H et al 2016, 'Bayesian Source Attribution of Salmonellosis in South Australia', Risk Analysis, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 561-570.
  • Chen, Y, Ford, L, Hall, G et al 2016, 'Healthcare utilization and lost productivity due to infectious gastroenteritis, results from a national cross-sectional survey Australia 2008-2009', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 144, no. 2, pp. 241-246.
  • Lane, C, Sutton, B, Valcanis, M et al 2016, 'Travel Destinations and Sexual Behavior as Indicators of Antibiotic Resistant Shigella Strains - Victoria, Australia', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 62, no. 6, pp. 722-729.
  • Yiengprugsawan V, Horta BL, Motta JV, et al. 2016. Body size dynamics in young adults: 8-year follow up of cohorts in Brazil and Thailand. Nutriton & Diabetes. 6(7):e219. doi: 10.1038/nutd.2016.24.
  • Devleesschauwer, B, Haagsma, J, Angulo, F et al 2015, 'Methodological framework for World Health Organization estimates of the global burden of foodborne disease', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 1-20.
  • Vally, H, Glass, K, Ford, L et al 2015, 'Evaluation of a structured expert elicitation estimating the proportion of illness acquired by foodborne transmission for nine enteric pathogens in Australia', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 144, no. 5, pp. 897-906.
  • Crump, J & Kirk, M 2015, 'Estimating the Burden of Febrile Illnesses', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 9, no. 12, pp. 1-7.
  • Lal, A, Fearnley, E & Kirk, M 2015, 'The risk of reported cryptosporidiosis in children aged , International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 12, no. 9, pp. 11815-11828.
  • Kirk, M, Pires, S, Black, R et al 2015, 'World Health Organization Estimates of the Global and Regional Disease Burden of 22 Foodborne Bacterial, Protozoal, and Viral Diseases, 2010: A Data Synthesis', PLoS Medicine, vol. 12, no. 12, pp. 1-21.
  • Torgerson, P, Devleesschauwer, B, Praet, N et al 2015, 'World Health Organization Estimates of the Global and Regional Disease Burden of 11 Foodborne Parasitic Diseases, 2010: A Data Synthesis', PLoS Medicine, vol. 12, no. 12, pp. 1-22.
  • Havelaar, A, Kirk, M, Torgerson, P et al 2015, 'World Health Organization Global Estimates and Regional Comparisons of the Burden of Foodborne Disease in 2010', PLoS Medicine, vol. 12, no. 12, pp. -.
  • Chen, Y, Liu, B, Glass, K et al 2015, 'High incidence of hospitalisation due to infectious gastroenteritis in older people associated with poor self-rated health', BMJ Open, vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 7pp.
  • Lal, A, Cornish, L, Fearnley, E et al 2015, 'Cryptosporidiosis: A Disease of Tropical and Remote Areas in Australia', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 9, no. 9, pp. -.
  • Lal, A, Hales, S, Kirk, M et al 2015, 'Spatial and temporal variation in the association between temperature and salmonellosis in NZ', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, pp. 1-5.
  • Thurber, K, Dobbins, T, Kirk, M et al 2015, 'Early life predictors of increased body mass index among indigenous Australian children', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 10, no. 6.
  • Ford, L, Miller, M, Cawthorne, A et al 2015, 'Approaches to the surveillance of foodborne disease: A review of the evidence', Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, vol. 12, no. 12, pp. 927-936.
  • Pires, S, Fischer-Walker, C, Lanata, C et al 2015, 'Aetiology-specific estimates of the global and regional incidence and mortality of diarrhoeal diseases commonly transmitted through food', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 10, no. 12, pp. -.
  • Rimpeekool W, Seubsman S, Banwell C, Kirk M, Yiengprugsawan V, Sleigh AC. 2015. Food and nutrition labelling in Thailand: A long march from subsistence producers to international traders. Food Policy. 56: 59-66.
  • Chen, Y, Williams, E & Kirk, M 2014, 'Risk factors for acute respiratory infection in the Australian community', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 9, no. 7, pp. e101440/1-7.
  • Glass, K, Ford, L & Kirk, M 2014, 'Drivers of uncertainty in estimates of foodborne gastroenteritis incidence', Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, vol. 11, no. 12, pp. 938-944.
  • Vally, H, Glass, K, Ford, L et al 2014, 'Proportion of illness acquired by foodborne transmission for nine enteric pathogens in Australia: An expert elicitation', Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, vol. 11, no. 9, pp. 727-733.
  • de Noordhout, C, Devlesschauwer, B, Angulo, F et al 2014, 'The global burden of listeriosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis', The Lancet Infectious Diseases, vol. 14, no. 11, pp. 1073-1082.
  • David, R & Kirk, M 2014, 'Rotavirus gastroenteritis hospitalisations following introduction of vaccination, Canberra', Communicable Diseases Intelligence, vol. 38, no. 1.
  • Ford, L, Kirk, M, Glass, K et al 2014, 'Sequelae of foodborne Illness caused by 5 pathogens, Australia, Circa 2010', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 20, no. 11, pp. 1865-1871.
  • Kirk, M, Ford, L, Glass, K et al 2014, 'Foodborne illness, Australia, Circa 2000 and Circa 2010', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 20, no. 11, pp. 1857-1864.
  • Kirk, M, Greogory, J & Brotohusodo, N 2010, 'Surveillance of foodborne disease in Australia and disease associated with dairy products', Australian Journal of Dairy Technology, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 98-100.
  • Kirk, M 2009, 'Salmonella: pits and pets.', NSW Public Health Bulletin, vol. 20, no. 11-12, pp. 197-198.
  • Kirk, M & Schluter, P 2009, 'Letter to the editor', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 851-852.
  • Kirk, M & Unicomb, L 2007, 'A multi-centre prospective case-control study of campylobacter infection in persons aged 5 years and older in Australia', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 135, no. 6, pp. 978-988.
  • Kirk, M & Lake, R 2014, 'Foodborne Diseases: Prevalence of Foodborne Diseases in Australia and New Zealand', in Y. Motarjemi, G. Moy, E. Todd (ed.), Encyclopedia of Food Safety, Elsevier Inc., Waltham, MA 02144, pp. Volume 1: 295-301.
  • Majowicz, S, Scallan, E, Jones-Bitton, A et al 2014, 'Global Incidence of Human Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Infections and Deaths: A Systematic Review and Knowledge Synthesis', Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, vol. 0, no. 0, pp. 1-9.
  • Hall, G, Rothwell, A, Grant, T et al 2014, 'Potential environmental and population health impacts of local urban food systems under climate change: a life cycle analysis case study of lettuce and chicken', Agriculture & Food Security, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 1-13.
  • Kirk, M 2014, 'The importance of enteric infections in Australia', Communicable Diseases Intelligence, vol. 38, no. 1.
  • Paterson, B, Kirk, M, Cameron, A et al 2013, 'Historical data and modern methods reveal insights in measles epidemiology: A retrospective closed cohort study', BMJ Open, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-10.
  • Chen, Y & Kirk, M 2013, 'Incidence of acute respiratory infections in Australia', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. Online (published dates tbc), p. 7.
  • Tay, E, Grant, K, Kirk, M et al 2013, 'Exploring a Proposed WHO Method to Determine Thresholds for Seasonal Influenza Surveillance', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 8, no. 10.
  • Scallan, E, Kirk, M & Griffin, P 2013, 'Estimates of Disease Burden Associated with Contaminated Food in the United States and Globally', in J. Glenn Morris and Morris E. Potter (ed.), Foodborne Infections and Intoxications, Elsevier Inc., USA, pp. 3-18.
  • Kirk, M, Hall, G & Becker, N 2012, 'Gastroenteritis in older people living in the community: Results of two Australian surveys', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 140, no. 11, pp. 2028-2036.
  • Fullerton, K, Scallan, E, Kirk, M et al 2012, 'Case-control studies of sporadic enteric infections: A review and discussion of studies conducted internationally from 1990 to 2009', Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 281-292.
  • Kirk, M, Gregory, J, Lalor, K et al 2012, 'Foodborne and waterborne infections in elderly community and long-term care facility residents, Victoria, Australia', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 377-384.
  • McPherson, M, Kirk, M, Raupach, J et al 2011, 'Economic costs of shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli infection in Australia', Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 55-62.
  • Kirk, M 2011, 'The German Escherichia coli outbreak-could it happen here?', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 195, no. 6, pp. 321-326.
  • Astridge, K, McPherson, M, Kirk, M et al 2011, 'Foodborne disease outbreaks in Australia 2001-2009', Food Australia, vol. 63, no. 12, pp. 44-50.
  • Kirk, M, Lalor, K, Raupach, J et al 2011, 'Food- and Waterborne Disease Outbreaks Australian Long-Term Care Facilities, 2001-2008', Foodborne Pathgens and Disease, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 133-139.
  • Wallace, M, Kirk, M, Munnoch, S et al 2010, 'An outbreak of Salmonella Litchfield on a car rally, Northern Territory, 2009', Communicable Diseases Intelligence, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 124-126.
  • Dalton, C, Merritt, T, Unicomb, L et al 2010, 'A national case-control study of risk factors for listeriosis in Australia', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. Online in advance of print.
  • Majowicz, S, Musto, J, Scallan, E et al 2010, 'The Global Burden of Nontyphoidal Salmonella Gastroenteritis', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 50, no. 6, pp. 882-889.
  • Dale, K, Kirk, M, Sinclair, M et al 2010, 'Reported waterborne outbreaks of gastrointestinal disease in Australia are predominantly associated with recreational exposure', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 527-530.
  • Kirk, M, Hall, G, Veitch, M et al 2010, 'Assessing the incidence of gastroenteritis among elderly people living in long term care facilities', Journal of Hospital Infection, vol. September 2010, no. 76, pp. 12-17.
  • Kirk, M, Moffatt, C, Hall, G et al 2010, 'The Burden of Infectious Gastroenteritis in Elderly Residents and Staff of Long-Term Care Facilities, Australia', Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 31, no. 8, pp. 860-863.
  • Kirk, M, Veitch, M & Hall, G 2010, 'Gastroenteritis and Food-Borne Disease in Elderly People Living in Long-Term Care', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 50, pp. 397-404.
  • Kirk, M, Fullerton, K, Hall, G et al 2010, 'Surveillance for Outbreaks of Gastroenteritis in Long-Term Care Facilities, Australia, 2002 to 2008', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 51, no. 8, pp. 907-914.
  • Kirk, M 2009, 'OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 January to 31 March 2009', Communicable Diseases Intelligence, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 232-238.
  • Kirk, M 2009, 'OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 April to 30 June 2009.', Communicable Diseases Intelligence, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 341-347.
  • Lewis, H, Ethelberg, S, Olsen, K et al 2009, 'Outbreaks of Shigella sonnei infections in Denmark and Australia linked to consumption of imported raw baby corn', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 137, no. 3, March 2009, pp. 326-334.
  • McPherson, M, Lalor, K, Combs, B et al 2009, 'Serogroup-Specific Risk Factors for Shiga Toxin- Producing Escherichia coli Infection in Australia', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 249-256.
  • Unicomb, L, Fullerton, K, Kirk, M et al 2009, 'Outbreaks of Campylobacteriosis in Australia, 2001 to 2006', Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, vol. 6, no. 10, pp. 1241-1250.
  • Hall, G, McDonald, L, Majowicz, S et al 2009, 'Respiratory symptoms and the case definition of gastroenteritis: an international analysis of the potential impact on burden estimates', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 4, pp. 1-8.
  • Vally, H, Hall, G, Scallan, E et al 2009, 'Higher rate of culture-confirmed Campylobacter infections in Australia than in the USA: is this due to differences in healthcare-seeking behaviour or stool culture frequency?', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 137, pp. 1751-1758.
  • Dalton, C, Merritt, T, Durrheim, D et al 2009, 'A structured framework for improving outbreak investigation audits', BMC Public Health, vol. 9, no. 472, p. 8.
  • Kirk, M, Roberts, L, Horvath, J et al 2008, 'Understanding gastroenteritis in elderly residents of aged care facilities', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 189, no. 9, pp. 476-7.
  • Kirk, M, McKay, I, Hall, G et al 2008, 'Foodborne Disease in Australia: The OzFoodNet Experience', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 41, pp. 392-400.
  • Hall, G, Yohannes, K, Raupach, J et al 2008, 'Estimating community incidence of Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections, Australia', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 14, no. 10, pp. 1601-1609.
  • Kirk, M, Musto, J, Gregory, J et al 2008, 'Obligations to Report Outbreaks of Foodborne Disease under the International Health Regulations (2005)', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 14, no. 9, pp. 1440-1442.

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