Professor Lisa Maher, Head of the Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology and Prevention Program at the Kirby Institute has been elected as one of thirty new fellows to the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).
Professor Maher is internationally recognised as a leading researcher in the ethnography and epidemiology of injecting drug use and related harms. She has worked in North America, Europe, South-East Asia, Australia and the Pacific, focusing on prevention of infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C virus infection in vulnerable populations, including people who inject drugs, female sex workers, people living with HIV, marginalised youth and homeless people.
ASSA promotes excellence in the social sciences in Australia and in their contribution to public policy. It coordinates the promotion of research, teaching and advice in the social sciences, promotes national and international scholarly cooperation across disciplines