Dr Pippa Scott's field of research is infectious diseases with a focus on vaccine preventable diseases and bacterial pathogens.
She has previously been involved in randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and mathematical modelling studies about topics including pneumococcal, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and measles vaccines.
Dr Scott is currently investigating the transmission of Staphylococcus aureus in the community in New Zealand.
UOC Health Research Open Day Lecture
Pippa gave at 10 minute presentation at the UOC Health Research Open Day in September 2016.
Across the divide
Dr Pippa Scott began her career as a vet, but has now moved on to human medicine, exploring ways to control the spread of pathogens from animals to people.
Scott, P., Zhang, J., Anderson, T., Priest, P. C., Chambers, S., Smith, H., Murdoch, D. R., French, N., & Biggs, P. J. (2021). Whole-genome sequencing and ad hoc shared genome analysis of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from a New Zealand primary school. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 20328. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-99080-8
Mohammadi, A., Chambers, S. T., Slow, S., Anderson, T., Williman, J., Scott, P., Murdoch, D., & Scott-Thomas, A. (2021). Presence of Legionella Longbeachae in pine but not composted green waste used in manufacture of potting soils in New Zealand. Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology, 9(1), 1-4. doi: 10.12691/jaem-9-1-1
Cina, M., Baumann, L., Egli-Gany, D., Halbeisen, F. S., Ali, H., Scott, P., & Low, N. (2019). Mycoplasma genitalium incidence, persistence, concordance between partners and progression: systematic review and meta-analysis. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 95, 328-335. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2018-053823
Mohammadi, A., Chambers, S., Slow, S., Scott-Thomas, A., Scott, P., Anderson, T., & Murdoch, D. (2018, December). Enhancing the culturability and qPCR efficiency for Legionella longbeachae in sputum specimens using immunomagnetic separation. Poster session presented at the 4th One Health Aotearoa (OHA) Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand.
Chambers, S., Withers, A., Mohammadi, A., Chim, M., Slow, S., Scott-Thomas, A., Scott, P., … Anderson, T., & Murdoch, D. (2018, December). Legionella longbeachae in bark from living P. radiata trees around Christchurch. Poster session presented at the 4th One Health Aotearoa (OHA) Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand.