Dr Lucia Romani

Senior Lecturer

Dr Lucia Romani is a NHMRC early career fellow at the Kirby Institute and a Honorary Fellow at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Over the past ten years her research has focused on the epidemiology and control of scabies and related complications in the Pacific, and she has become recognised internationally as an expert in this field.

She recently led the largest trial of co-administration of ivermectin and azithromycin for scabies and trachoma in 26,000 people in the Solomon Islands, and since 2017 she has been involved in the oversight of three large clinical trials in Fiji and the Solomon islands to control endemic neglected tropical diseases including scabies, lymphatic filariasis and soil transmitted helminths.


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