Stefanie has been a PhD candidate at the Kirby Institute since 2015. Her research is focused on the adherence of high HIV-risk individuals to antiretrovirals used as pre-exposure prophylaxis, a novel means of preventing HIV infection. She is investigating both clinical and behavioural aspects of adherence using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods. Stefanie works as a research assistant on the EPIC-NSW and PRELUDE studies, and is involved in teaching a range of undergraduate pharmacology courses.
Stefanie completed her undergraduate studies at UNSW in Advanced Science, majoring in Pharmacology. She spent her Honours year at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, exploring the management of gout by general practitioners and patients. Adherence was a major focus of her Honours thesis and has provided the basis for further qualitative research during her PhD.
Broad Research Areas: HIV, epidemiology, preventative medicine