Andrew Vallely is an Associate Professor with the Public Health Interventions Research Group, the Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. Andrew has over 15 years experience in international public health, HIV/STI and infectious disease interventions research.
He has designed and coordinated clinical and qualitative research in Australia, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, United Kingdom and Vanuatu. He leads an international collaborative research group in HIV and sexual health that he established between the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR), the University of Queensland (UQ) and UNSW in 2007. This interdisciplinary group involves researchers across the disciplines of clinical epidemiology and public health, medical anthropology, sociology, molecular biology and clinical laboratory sciences; and supports over 40 early and mid-career researchers based at the Sexual & Reproductive Health Unit that he established at the PNGIMR in 2010.
Andrew is currently leading research to investigate the epidemiology of HIV, HPV and other sexually transmissible infections among women at different levels of sexual risk in PNG; innovative approaches to cervical cancer screening and prevention using HPV-DNA point-of-care testing (HPV POC Study); and the largest men’s sexual health study conducted to date in PNG (SHAPIM Study).
His group will be undertaking a new NHMRC-funded field trial from mid-2015 onwards to investigate point-of-care STI testing and treatment to improve maternal and neonatal health in high-burden, resource-limited settings.
Qualifications: MBBS MRCP DTMH MSc DLSHTM PhD