Associate Professor Darren Gray

NHMRC Research Fellow
Building 62, Room 2.08
 +61 2 6125 8595





Darren Gray – an infectious disease epidemiologist – is Head of the Global Health Division. His current research investigates the transmission and control of the Neglected Tropical Diseases (schistosomiasis, echinococcosis and the soil-transmitted helminths), some of the most prevalent and important parasitic infections that cause much suffering and economic loss worldwide. He aims to develop new public health interventions against these pathogens that will lead to their sustainable control and eventual elimination.


Research interests

Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Medical Parasitology, Neglected Tropical Diseases (Schistosomiasis, Echinococcosis, Soil-transmitted Helminths), Randomised Controlled Trials, International and Tropical Health, Global Health


  • Park MJ, Clements ACA, Gray DJ, Sadler R, Laksono B, Stewart DE. 2016. Quantifying accessibility and use of improved sanitation: towards a comprehensive indicator of the need for sanitation interventions. Scientific Reports, 6:30299, DOI: 10.1038/srep30299
  • Sadler R, Maetam B, Edokpolo B, Connell D, Yu J, Stewart D, Park MJ, Gray DJ and Laksono B. (2016) Health Risk Assessment for Exposure to Nitrate in Drinking Water from Village Wells in Semarang, Indonesia. Environmental Pollution, [epub ahead of print]
  • Campbell SJ, Nery SV, McCarthy JS, Gray DJ, Soares Magalhães RJ, Clements ACA. A critical appraisal of control strategies for soil-transmitted helminths. Trends in Parasitology. [Accepted for publication]
  • Gray, D.J., Li, Y.S., Williams, G.M., Zhao, Z.Y., Harn, D.A., Li, S.M., Ren, M.Y., Feng, Z., Guo, F.Y., Guo, J.G., Zhou, J., Dong, Y.L., Li, Y., Ross, A.G., McManus, D.P. (2014) A multi-component integrated approach for the elimination of schistosomiasis in the People's Republic of China: design and baseline results of a 4-year cluster-randomised intervention trial. International Journal for Parasitology 44: 659-68
  • Li, Y.S., McManus, D.P., Lin, D.D., Williams, G.M., Harn, D.H., Ross, A.G., Feng, Z., Gray, D.J. (2014) The Schistosoma japonicum self-cure phenomenon in water buffaloes: potential impact on the control and elimination of schistosomiasis in China. International Journal for Parasitology 44: 167-71.
  • Bieri, F.A., Yuan, L.P., Li, Y.S., He, Y.K., Bedford, A., Li, R.S., Gou, F.Y., Li, S.M., Williams, G.M., McManus, D.P., Raso, G., Gray, D.J. (2013) Development of an educational cartoon to prevent worm infections in Chinese schoolchildren. Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2(1): 29.
  • Bieri, F., Gray, D.J., Williams, G.M., Raso, G., Li, Y.S., Yuan, L.P., He, Y.K., Li, R.S., Guo, F.Y., Li, S.M., McManus, D.P. (2013) Health Education Package Prevents Worm Infections in Chinese Schoolchildren. New England Journal of Medicine 368: 1603-1612.
  • Atkinson J.M., Gray, D.J., Clements, A.C.A., Barnes, T.S., McManus, D.P., Yang, Y.R. (2013) Environmental Changes impacting Echinococcus transmission: research to support predictive surveillance and control. Global Change Biology 19: 677-688.
  • McManus, D.P., Gray, D.J., Yang, Y.R., Zhang, W. (2012) Diagnosis, treatment and management of echinococcosis. British Medical Journal 344: e3866.
  • Gray, D.J., Ross, A.G., Li, Y.S., McManus, D.P. (2011) Diagnosis and management of schistosomiasis. British Medical Journal 342: d2651.
  • Gray, D.J., McManus, D.P., Li, Y.S., Williams, G.M., Bergquist, R., Ross, A.G. (2010) Schistosomiasis elimination: Lessons from the past guide the future. Lancet Infectious Diseases 10: 733-736.
  • Gray, D.J., Williams, G.M., Li, Y.S., Chen, H.G., Forsyth, S.J., Li, R.S., Barnett, A.G., Guo, J.G., Ross, A.G., Feng, Z., McManus, D.P. (2009) A cluster-randomised intervention trial against S. japonicum in the Peoples' Republic of China: Bovine and human transmission. PLoS ONE 4(6): e5900.
  • Da'Dara, A.A., Li, Y.S., Xiong, T., Zhou, J., Williams, G.M., McManus, D.P., Feng, Z., Yu, X.L., Gray, D.J., Harn, D.A. (2008) DNA-based vaccine protects against zoonotic schistosomiasis in water buffalo. Vaccine 26:3617-25.

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