The Kirby Institute’s Rebecca Guy has been named the top ranked applicant in population health by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Rebecca is a senior lecturer with the Sexual Health Program at the Kirby Institute. She was awarded a NHMRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2008 with a focus on randomised STI prevention trials, particularly within the primary health care setting. Rebecca is an investigator on a cluster randomised trial of chlamydia testing in general practice, a cluster randomised trial of best practice STI service delivery in remote Aboriginal communities and an intervention to improve HIV/STI testing in gay men attending general practices clinic in Sydney. Rebecca also has a strong interest in rapid point-of-care tests for STIs in remote and developing country setting and is leading a number of evaluations in this field.
“The Excellence Awards recognise and reward achievement in the highly competitive health and medical research field. This year’s award winners represent the top 20 of the 5236 applications peer reviewed for funding in 2012,” NHMRC CEO Professor Warwick Anderson said.
Read more about the Excellence Awards on the NHMRC website.