Amanda Rojek

Fulford Junior Research Fellow; Clinical Fellow

Amanda Rojek is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Pandemic Sciences Institute. She is an emergency medicine doctor with expertise in advancing clinical research during emerging infectious disease outbreaks.

Amanda’s work focuses on emerging and high-consequence infectious disease outbreaks. Her role is to design and rapidly implement meaningful clinical research when a new outbreak emerges. These include studies to better understand the natural history of a disease, through to treatment trials of experimental treatments. The aim is to improve patient outcomes.  She is experienced in working in outbreak and outbreak-prone settings, including in resource-poor settings. Her work has included frontline clinical research based in Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic in west Africa and in refugee camps. She has worked as a government advisor for the COVID-19 pandemic and as an advisor to the World Health Organization.

Amanda is currently an investigator for the PLATINUM treatment trial for mpox ( and works closely with international partners to develop the World Health Organisation’s SOLIDARITY trial for treatments for Ebola and Marburg Disease. She is a member of the International Severe Acute and Emerging Respiratory Infection consortium.

She is a Rhodes Scholar and she obtained an MSc in Global Health and and DPhil from the University of Oxford after obtaining her primary medical qualification at the University of Queensland.  Amanda teaches on a number of postgraduate public health programs internationally.


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