Principal Advisor: Dr Amalie Dyda

Email: a.dyda@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 5437

Organisational unit: School of Public Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the economic, social, and health costs of infectious diseases. Surveillance is a key public health measure to enable early detection and inform public health action. In Australia, surveillance data for infectious diseases are collected primarily via the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS). Currently, these data are provided via the NNDSS website, which has limited functionality. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic many interactive dashboards have been developed, similar dashboards could be developed for other diseases. This project aims to improve infectious disease surveillance by using novel data analytics and tools to provide timely and accessible data on epidemiological patterns. Utilising publicly available information from the NNDSS website, a dashboard for notifiable diseases in Australia will be developed to interactively visualise the epidemiology of these diseases in Australia over time.