Kamala Thriemer is a clinical researcher committed to public health and tropical medicine. She holds a Medical Degree, a Master of Public Health and a PhD. She has more than fifteen years’ field experience in Africa and Asia, coordinating large scale and multi-centred clinical trials to inform treatment of infectious diseases. Her research focuses on optimising the treatment of P. vivax and developing public health strategies for malaria elimination. Her research program spans from clinical trials and epidemiological studies to policy and implementation research. She also teaches in Menzies Postgraduate Public Health programs for Charles Darwin University.
Kamala graduated from the Medical University Vienna (MUV), Austria in 2005 where she first began researching antimalarial drug resistance in Thailand and Bangladesh. Kamala graduated with a Master of Public Health from the University of Liverpool in 2011 and received her PhD degree from the University Antwerp, Belgium.
She is an Associate Member of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.