Ethnographic, epidemiological and clinical research on drug use and related harms and studies of behavioural and biomedical prevention interventions designed to prevent infectious diseases in vulnerable populations, including injecting drug users and female sex workers.
Broad Research Areas:
Viral Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, Drug-related Harm, Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Population Health
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Journal Editorial Boards: Drug and Alcohol Review, International Journal of Drug Policy, Journal of Drug Issues, Harm Reduction Journal (Senior Editor, Infectious Disease);
Societies: Australian Professional Society Alcohol and Other Drugs, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM), International Harm Reduction Association;
Board and Committee Membership: Communicable Diseases Network of Australia National Strategies HIV STI BBV Sub-Committee, Hepatitis C Working Group Chair (2010-2011), Lotus House Refuge Board of Management, Board of Trustees Lionel Murphy Foundation, Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service Advisory Group (Chair), NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence (Immunisation in Under Studied and Special Risk Populations) Scientific Advisory Board, NSW Ministerial Advisory Council on Hepatitis (MACH), NSW Users and AIDS Association Expert Advisory Committee, National Centre in HIV Social Research Scientific Advisory Committee, WHO Guidelines Development Working Group – Prevention of Viral Hepatitis among People Who Inject Drugs;
Panels and Review: NHMRC, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Economic and Social Research Council (UK), International Harm Reduction Conference, International AIDS Conference, Microbicides 2012, Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference.
Specific Research Keywords:
Viral Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, Injecting drug use, Sex work, Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Ethnography