Gina Mincham has eight years’ experience in the field of research working for the Healthy Environments and Healthy People Research Group (prev. Mosquitoes and Public Health Research Group). She holds great experience in field and laboratory work as well as managing small research projects such as testing new mosquito repellents and assisting in testing new head lice treatment options available. Gina has extensive experience managing mosquito surveillance projects and has been issuing monthly SA Mosquito Intelligence Reports that are published by the Healthy Environments and Healthy People Research Group on-line.... Read more
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Gina Mincham has eight years’ experience in the field of research working for the Healthy Environments and Healthy People Research Group (prev. Mosquitoes and Public Health Research Group). She holds great experience in field and laboratory work as well as managing small research projects such as testing new mosquito repellents and assisting in testing new head lice treatment options available. Gina has extensive experience managing mosquito surveillance projects and has been issuing monthly SA Mosquito Intelligence Reports that are published by the Healthy Environments and Healthy People Research Group on-line. (http://www.unisa.edu.au/Research/Sansom-Institute-for-Health-Research/Research-at-the-Sansom/Research-Concentrations/Mosquitoes-and-Public-Health-Research-Group/Research-projects/)
In 2011 she completed a Medical Entomology Master Class at James Cook University.In September 2013 Gina participated in the Australian Entomological Society’s 44th AGM and Scientific Conference – Invertebrates in Extreme Environments which included a presentation of a poster on urban wetlands pre and post-construction.
In more recent times Gina has been involved with Australian research projects in medical entomology. These include studies of dengue in future climates. In her current role as a Research Assistant, she has been conducting the modelling of Aedes aegypti populations in North Queensland using the CIMSiM modelling package by putting together climate data and entomological data. This work also included the modelling of dengue transmission using the DENSiM modelling package. Currently Gina is assisting in a project modelling dengue transmission in China.
Gina has experience in partnerships and continuous communications with local and state governments. All the field work she has been and is currently involved in includes the reporting and communication with local councils as well as responding to community complaints and concerns.
Gina Mincham is qualified with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Science from the University of South Australia and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Population Health Practice looking at evaluating dengue management strategies using a simulation model for Guangzhou, Southern China.
Honours Health Science University of South Australia
Bachelor of Science University of South Australia
Excludes commercial-in-confidence projects.
Research since 2008 is shown below.
Open access indicates that an output is open access.
Williams, C, Mincham, G, Faddy, H, Viennet, E, Ritchie, S & Harley, D 2016, 'Projections of increased and decreased dengue incidence under climate change', Epidemiology and infection, vol. 144, no. 14, pp. 3091-3100.
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Williams, C, Gill, B, Mincham, G, Mohd Zaki, A, Abdullah, N, Mahiyuddin, W, Ahmad, R, Shahar, M, Harley, D, Viennet, E, Azil, A & Kamaluddin, A 2015, 'Testing the impact of virus importation rates and future climate change on dengue activity in Malaysia using a mechanistic entomology and disease model', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 143, no. 13, pp. 2856-2864.
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Williams, CR, Mincham, G, Ritchie, SA, Viennet, E & Harley, D 2014, 'Bionomic response of Aedes aegypti to two future climate change scenarios in far north Queensland, Australia: implications for dengue outbreaks', Parasites and vectors, vol. 7, no. 1, article no. 447, pp. 1-7.
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Bannister-Tyrrell, M, Williams, C, Ritchie, S, Rau, G, Lindesay, J, Mercer, G & Harley, D 2013, 'Weather-driven variation in dengue activity in Australia examined using a process-based modeling approach', American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, vol. 88, no. 1, pp. 65-72.
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Williams, C & Mincham, G 2011, 'Growth and development performance of the ubiquitous urban mosquito Aedes notoscriptus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Australia varies with water type and temperature', Australian journal of entomology, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 195-199.
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External engagement & recognition
|Australian National University||AUSTRALIA|
|Australian Red Cross Blood Service||AUSTRALIA|
|Institute for Medical Research Kuala Lumpur||MALAYSIA|
|James Cook University||AUSTRALIA|
|Ministry of Health Malaysia||MALAYSIA|
|National University of Malaysia||MALAYSIA|
|University of South Australia||AUSTRALIA|