Associate Professor Rachel Thomson

Academic Title-Associate Professor

Greenslopes Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 3847 8890


Research Interests

  • Pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease
  • Genetic relatedness of mycobacterial strains
  • Environmental ecology of mycobacteria


  • Thomson, Rachel M., Furuya-Kanamori, Luis, Coffey, Cushla, Bell, Scott C., Knibbs, Luke D. and Lau, Colleen L. (2020). Influence of climate variables on the rising incidence of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections in Queensland, Australia 2001–2016. Science of the Total Environment, 740139796, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139796

  • Gibson, Justine, Baird, Tim, Pandey, Sushil, Tolson, Carla, Coulter, Chris, Eather, Geoffrey and Thomson, Rachel (2019). The clinical significance of Mycobacterium triplex. Respiratory Medicine, 159105808, doi:10.1016/j.rmed.2019.105808

  • Mehta, Divya, Pelzer, Elise S., Bruenig, Dagmar, Lawford, Bruce, McLeay, Sarah, Morris, Charles P., Gibson, John N., Young, Ross McD., Voisey, Joanne, Harvey, Wendy, Romaniuk, Madeline, Crawford, Darrell, Colquhoun, David, Dwyer, Miriam, Gibson, John, O'Sullivan, Robyn, Cooksley, Graham, Strakosch, Christopher and Thomson, Rachel (2019). DNA methylation from germline cells in veterans with PTSD. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 11642-50. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2019.06.001

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Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor