Dr Jeanine Bygott
(07) 3377 8402
Dr Jeanine Bygott is a Consultant microbiologist at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Brisbane where she is involved in all aspects of clinical microbiology.
She graduated in Medicine with Honours from The University of Queensland in 1993. She later trained in medical microbiology and virology at Cambridge University Hospital in England and was awarded fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK) in 2008 and subsequently of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, by examination, in 2009. She joined SNP in August 2009.
Dr Bygott has extensive experience in travel and tropical medicine, having worked for several years at a tropical medicine clinic in Dublin, Ireland. She undertook parasitology research in liver fluke infection in Thailand as part of a Bachelor of Medicine Science during her undergraduate years and later studied parasitology under Professor Peter Chiodini at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London. She undertook the nine-week Gorgas Diploma course in tropical medicine in Lima, Peru in 1997; in 2003 she completed a certificate in travel health, awarded by the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM); and in 2006 she completed a Masters of Tropical Medicine and Public Health at James Cook University. She is a regular referee for the Journal of Travel Medicine.
Prior to the call to microbiology Dr Bygott received her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, working in indigenous health in the Kimberleys as part of her training.
She has a keen interest in vaccinology and completed a Diploma of Vaccinology at the Pasteur Institute in Paris in 2013. She is also interested in vaccine development, strategies, safety and policy. She also has a particular interest in zoonoses and sexually transmitted infections, with recent publications including the epidemiology of Trichomonas vaginalis infection in Australia. She also has a particular interest in the molecular diagnosis of infection with its exciting ever-expanding repertoire of testing.
Dr Bygott is a member of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) and of the International Society for Travel Medicine (ISTM). She is a member of the ISTM Migrant and Refugee health special interest group. Dr Bygott is also a member of the TGA Advisory Committee on Vaccines.
She is strongly committed to helping provide a quality microbiology laboratory pathology service and derives professional satisfaction as an interface between the laboratory and the clinical world.