Dr Julia Cutts is interested in the complex relationships that exist between the host immune response to Plasmodium infection, susceptibility to clinical malaria, and the development of protective immunity. Julia completed her PhD at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, focussing on the cytokine response to malaria and risk of severe disease in Papua New Guinean children. Julia is a Senior Research Officer in the Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, led by Assoc. Prof. Freya Fowkes at the Burnet Institute, Melbourne. Julia has expertise in cross-population studies of protective immune responses to malaria, clinical trial protocol development and management, and the inflammatory response to malaria infection. Within ACREME, Julia will investigate the impact of immunity to malaria on treatment response in the context of emerging drug resistance, mass drug administration and malaria elimination campaigns in South East Asia. Julia also serves as Project Manager for ACREME.