Associate Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security
John Mackenzie
Contact information
+61-439875697 (based in Australia)


John Mackenzie is a research associate and professor of tropical viral diseases at Curtin University in Western Australia. He is also an honorary professor of microbiology at the University of Queensland and honorary senior principal research fellow at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Professor Mackenzie is a member of the steering committee of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network of the World Health Organization, and is a member of the roster of experts for the International Health Regulations (IHR). He served as secretary-general of the International Union of Microbiological Societies from 1999-2005. He is a founding member of the One Health Platform, a new foundation established to promote and coordinate the concept of One Health. His research interests include vector-borne viral diseases and mechanisms of disease emergence, and with global disease surveillance and response.


  • Vector-borne viral diseases
  • Influenza
  • Emerging diseases
  • One Health concept


2008-15Research Associate, Curtin University
2004-08Professor of Tropical Viral Diseases, and Inaugural Premier’s Research Fellow, Curtin University
1995-2004Professor of Microbiology and Adjunct Professor of Tropical Diseases, University of Queensland


Broadcast experience



  • English
  • Yellow fever vaccine supply: a possible solution with T Monath, J P Woodall, D J Gubler, T M Yuill, R M Martins, P Reiter and  D L Heymann
  • 'The Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network', Global Public Health, 9 (2014) 1023-1039.
  • 'One Health: From concept to operationalization', in Confronting Emerging Zoonoses: The One Health Paradigm, (edited by A. Yamada,  L.H. Kahn, B. Kaplan, T. P. Monath, J. Woodall, and L.A. Conti). Springer, Japan (2014) pp 163-189.
  • 'Reservoirs and vectors of emerging viruses', Current Opinion in Virology 3 (2013) 170-179.
  • 'Responding to emerging diseases: reducing the risks through understanding the mechanisms of emergence', Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal 2(1) (2011) doi:10.5365/wpsar.2011.2.1.006. 
  • 'The zoonotic flaviviruses of Southern, South-Eastern and Eastern Asia, and Australasia: the potential for emergent viruses', Zoonoses and Public Health, 56 (2009) 338–356.