Richard Bradbury, Federation University Australia
Richard Bradbury is a senior lecturer in Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Biology at Federation University Australia. His areas of expertise are on zoonotic disease, with particular reference to parasites. He works on all parasitic diseases affecting humans, but has also been involved in research on veterinary parasitology, vector-borne diseases, and other zoonoses. The clinical microbiology and molecular biology expert has recently called for urgent investigation on the impact of intestinal worms on the immune system’s ability to cope with COVID-19. In a commentary published online in the Nature Reviews Immunology journal, he and a team of Australian immunology and infectious disease researchers the team from Federation University Australia and the Doherty Institute have raised concerns that an infection with helminths may affect COVID-19 severity.