Research interests are in the field of sexual health, HIV and viral hepatitis, clinical and laboratory aspects of sexually transmissible infections, risk factors and behaviours for STIs, harm reduction and drug user health. Director and Senior Staff Specialist at the Kirketon Road Centre, Kings Cross, Sydney, a primary health care facility involved in the prevention treatment and care of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmissible infections and viral hepatitis among "at risk" young people, sex workers and people who inject drugs. The service also works with high numbers of the Aboriginal, homeless and LGBTI communities, and operates the local needle and syringe program.
Additionally Director of Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Services in South Eastern Sydney Local Health District which incorporates the Kirketon Road Centre, Albion Centre, Sydney Sexual Health Centre, St George Sexual Health and the HIV and related programs (HARP) unit.
Broad Research Areas:
HIV - AIDS, Population Health, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Hepatitis C, Sexually transmissible infections, Harm reduction
MBBS, BSc, FRCP (UK), DipGUM, DFFP, DipHIV, MPH, FAChSHM, AFRACMA, PhD
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Clinical advisor for the Australian Society for HIV medicine (ASHM), lecturer on ASHM HIV prescribing courses, Family Planning courses, GP training and Justice Health training. Membership of several statewide advisory and implementation committees in the areas of sexual health and blood borne viruses. Undergraduate and postgraduate lectures and medical supervision.
Specific Research Keywords:
Sexually Transmitted Infections, Sexual Health, Epidemiology, Antiretroviral therapy, STD/STI's, hepatitis, people who inject drugs, syphilis, harm reduction