Basil Donovan is 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 the President of the International Society for STD Research www.issstdr.org In September 2015 he will Chair 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 and prisoners. Enhanced and molecular surveillance. Antimicrobial resistance. The population impact of STI vaccines. The health impact of the law. 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 President, International Society for STD Research (ISSTDR) www.issstdr.org Senior Staff Specialist, Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital www.sshc.org.au
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.