Professor David Murdoch

Professor David Murdoch

Co-director

Professor David Murdoch is Dean of the University of Otago, Christchurch.

He is the co-leader of The Infection Group, a Senior Associate in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and a clinical microbiologist at Canterbury Health Laboratories.

David’s main research interests are the epidemiology, diagnosis and prevention of respiratory tract infections, pneumococcal disease, legionellosis, bloodstream infections, and the role of vitamin D in infectious diseases.

He has a particular interest in the microbial aetiology of pneumonia, and is the Laboratory Director of the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) project which is focused on determining the causes of severe pneumonia in young children from developing countries. David has ongoing projects based in nine countries in Africa and Asia.

Expertise
  • Infectious diseases
  • Clinical microbiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Vaccinology
Email
  david.murdoch@otago.ac.nz
Professor David Murdoch