Andrew is an internationally renowned authority in the transmission and prevention of HIV and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and in the epidemiological relationship between immune deficiency, infection and cancer.
He graduated in Medicine in 1986 (MBBS, Adelaide) and completed a MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene (1990) before returning to Australia where he completed a PhD in the epidemiology of HIV-associated cancer at UNSW (1998). He is a medical epidemiologist and a Public Health Physician (FAFPHM, 1995) and in 2015 was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. He has worked in HIV research for more than thirty years, and at the Kirby Institute (formerly known as the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research) since 1995. His current research is mainly in two areas: first, the transmission and prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections in homosexual men, with a focus on biomedical and behavioural prevention, and second, the intersection between infection, altered immune function and cancer, particularly as it relates to human papillomavirus-related cancer and focussing on anal cancer. Through his membership of state and federal ministerial advisory committees, he has been centrally involved in the policy response to HIV prevention in Australia.
Epidemiology and prevention of HIV infection, including behavioural and biomedical prevention particularly pre-exposure prophylaxis. Malignancies associated with HIV infection and other immunodeficient states and infections. Human Papillomavirus infection and anal cancer. Epidemiological methods.
Broad Research Areas:
Cancer, Epidemiology, HIV - AIDS, Infectious Diseases, Immunology
MB BS Adel, PhD UNSW, MScEpid Lond, DipObst Flin, FAFPHM, DRACOG, FAAHMS
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
International AIDS Society (member of Governing Council); Member and past president, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine; member, Australasian Epidemiology Association; International Papillomavirus society; Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine
Specific Research Keywords:
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Prevention, Cancer, Epidemiology, Immunology and Infectious Disease, Infectious disease control