Sexual Health Program

The Sexual Health Program engages in research about the epidemiology, surveillance, microbiology, clinical management, and prevention of sexually transmissible infections (STIs). Our research includes studies on chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea, human papillomavirus infection, herpes simplex virus infection and HIV infection. We work closely with key populations for STI control such as youth, gay men, sex workers, Aboriginal people, prisoners, and travellers.

Methodologies used in our research range from descriptive epidemiology with novel analytical techniques, molecular epidemiology, enhanced surveillance strategies, data linkage studies, social and behavioural research, test evaluations, managing antimicrobial resistance, evaluating and improving health care delivery, legal and policy research, anthropology, and biomedical prevention.

We coordinate a national surveillance network of 50 specialist sexual health services; and collaborate with research laboratories in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Program head: 
Professor and Program Head
Program contact: 
Research and Program Coordinator
Program team: 
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Research Investigator
Research Assistant
Conjoint Associate Professor
Conjoint Associate Professor
Visiting Professorial Fellow
Administrative Officer
Senior Research Fellow
Adjunct Lecturer
Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Research and Program Manager
Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Conjoint Lecturer
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Professor and Program Head
Visiting Snr Research Fellow
Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Honorary Professor
Administrative Officer
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Research Coordinator
Conjoint Lecturer
Senior Research Officer
Research and Program Coordinator
QIP and GRHANITE manager
Senior Visiting Fellow

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