Dr Gerard Kelly has a bachelor of Environmental Science and a PhD in Spatial Epidemiology. Gerard has worked in the development and operational research sectors since 2005, specializing in mapping and geographic information systems (GIS); geo-spatial data collection and field survey; and infectious disease surveillance, monitoring and evaluation. He has worked in a variety of countries across the Pacific, Southern and South-East Asia, and Africa.

Key aspects of Gerard’s work have focused on developing high resolution geospatial tools and approaches to support disease surveillance, field-based data collection and intervention management, particularly in remote and resource-poor settings; providing technical advice, training and mentorship to support implementation and strengthen operational capacity within relevant governmental units; and collaborating with relevant external partners and donors including the World Health Organization, the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Australian Aid Program, and various other academic and research institutions