Dr Robyn Marsh is a Senior Research Fellow in the Child Health Division of Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia where she leads the Paediatric Respiratory Microbiome Program and co-leads the Menzies Ramaciotti Regional and Remote Health Training Centre. She is also an Associate Investigator of the Centre for Research Excellence in Bronchiectasis in Children (https://www.crelungs.org.au/).
Her research focuses on microbiological drivers of chronic airway infections among children, with special interest in chronic suppurative lung diseases, upper airway health and middle ear infections among under-served paediatric populations. Her laboratory-based program combines traditional and culture-independent methods to investigate pathobiological markers of airway endotypes. Her current projects include multiomic studies of the airway microbiome, in vitro studies of microbial interactions and biofilm studies. The long-term goal of her work is to translate discovery research into novel diagnostic and prognostic applications.
She is a current Al and Val Rosenstrauss Fellow (Rebecca L Cooper Foundation) and previous NHMRC Frank Fenner Fellow. She has >40 research publications.