The Alfred Hospital/ Monash University
Dr. Orla Morrissey is an Infectious Diseases Physician at Alfred Health, Melbourne and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Monash University, Melbourne. Dr. Morrissey is a lead clinician within the Immunocompromised Host Consult Service at Alfred Health.
Dr. Morrissey is active in the research sphere: determining the epidemiology of a variety of opportunistic infections; determining Aspergillus virulence factors and examining inflammatory responses to Aspergillus.
She is co-chair of the Australia and New Zealand Mycoses Interest Group and has been instrumental in the development of national and international guidelines for the management of infections in immunocompromised hosts.
Dr. Morrissey has co-authored over 70 publications. She is a principal investigator on a number of government and philanthropic funded projects including a randomised controlled trial examining the efficacy and safety of two different strategies for the management of fungal infections in lung transplant recipients.