Rob James

  • Rob James

    Clinician Researcher

    Contact for:
    Board and governance
    Education and training


Rob James is a medical doctor and clinician researcher, employed with Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation based in Nhulunbuy, North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. He is an ACRRM GP registrar who is also completing a PhD at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research within the Population Health and Immunity Division. His research interests include paediatric infectious diseases, tropical medicine with a specific focus on TB and malaria treatment and diagnostics. After completing an MBBS at the University of Melbourne, Rob completed his internship and junior residency at Western Health, servicing the western corridor of Melbourne from Footscray to Ballarat. During residency, he supervised a small TB pharmacokinetics study in partnership with the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. In 2016, Rob then undertook a project management role for a large, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded randomised-controlled clinical trial studying a potential drug-drug interaction between the first-line medications used to treat Plasmodium vivax malaria within the Western Pacific Region. The results of this work will contribute to his PhD which he is currently completing, and the implications of such work may lead to policy reform within the region.

Professional Details

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Biotechnology/Microbiology), Queensland University of Technology

Area of Expertise

  • Indigenous health
  • Infectious diseases
  • General internal medicine
  • Public health/global health
  • Clinical trials
  • Community development
  • Project management


  • AHPRA General Medical Registration
  • Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (Trainee)

To get in contact and engage any of the Fellows, please contact the Alumni Manager (Indigenous Leadership) at the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health on:


Phone:             03 9035 8185