Basil Donovan is a NHMRC Practitioner Fellow and a registered Sexual Health and Public Health Physician. In 2009 he established the Sexual Health Program at the Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society www.kirby.unsw.edu.au : The Program is invloved in wide-ranging research. including national surveillance networks, Donovan is on the Board (President 2013-2015) of the International Society for STD Research www.isstdr.org . In September 2015 he Chaired the World STI & HIV Congress in Brisbane www.worldsti2015.com
Populations of interest include sex workers, gay men, youth, Indigenous people living in rural and remote settings, travellers, prisoners and juvenile offenders. Enhanced and molecular surveillance. Antimicrobial resistance. The population impact of STI vaccines. The health impact of the law and human rights. Health services. Rapid and advanced testing technology. Economic evaluation.
Broad Research Areas:
Population Health, Epidemiology, Indigenous Health, HIV - AIDS, Infectious Diseases
MB BS (UNSW), MD (USyd), DipVen (Lond), FAFPHM, FRCPI, FAChSHM FRCP
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Fellow, Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine, RACP; Fellow, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, RACP; Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland; Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London; Senior Counselor, World Executive Committee, International Union against STIs (IUSTI) www.iusti.org Board member, International Society for STD Research (ISSTDR) www.isstdr.org Senior Staff Specialist, Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital www.sshc.org.au; Member of College Council, Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Specific Research Keywords:
Sexual health, sexually transmissible infections, reproductive health, public health, infectious disease control, HIV, chlamydia. gonorrhoea, syphilis, trichomoniasis, Mycoplasma genitalium, genital herpes, genital warts, human papillomavirus, condoms, sex work, prison health, Indigenous health.