Surveillance and Evaluation Research Program

Our goal is to conduct research which directs initiatives to areas with the greatest unmet needs and inform progress against infectious disease control and elimination activities.

We focus on reducing sexually transmitted infections in the communities and their associated harms, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, cervical cancer and stillbirths. Our work also aims to reduce other harms related to sexual and reproductive health, including coercion. In addition to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), our research focuses on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.  

Our activities involve implementing and evaluating a range of public health initiatives to equitably control and minimise the harms, such as strategies to increase health care attendance, vaccination, timely testing and treatment, including the use of point-of care tests, and prophylaxis.  

These activities and associated research are highly multidisciplinary and include expertise and methods across clinical, epidemiology, social science, modelling, data linkage, health economics and health systems research.  

Our health economics and health systems research work aims to improve the way health care is delivered and financed. This research spans the areas of economic evaluation, equity analysis, complex interventions, process evaluation, quality of life measurement and modelling. 

Each year we publish a series of national Surveillance Reports which track Australia’s progress towards controlling these infections, by conducting epidemiological analyses, mathematical modelling, and interpretation of recent trends in HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs in key population subgroups.  We are also responsible for Australia’s largest survey on sexual health. 

We also design and apply innovative data linkage platforms to improve the availability of evidence across diverse population groups.

Our activities are conducted in partnership with community organisations, policy makers, research organisations and other stakeholder groups. We have strong partnerships with >200 sexual health clinics, primary care clinics, antenatal clinics, laboratories, and First Nations health services.  Our research spans the globe with a strong focus on Australia and the Asia Pacific. 
 

Program head: 
Professor Theme Director, Implementation Research Program Head, Surveillance Evaluation and Research Program
Program contact: 
Administrative Officer
Program team: 
Lead, Diagnostics Innovation Group
Research Associate
Hub Manager for the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
Administrative Officer
PhD Student
Senior Lecturer
Lead, Decentralised Diagnostics Implementation Research Group
Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Project Manager | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander COVID-19 Point of Care Program
Project Research Officer
Visiting Senior Fellow
Adjunct Lecturer
Research Manager (Molecular Scientist)
Senior Research Fellow and Group Leader, Mathematical Epidemiology and Evaluation Research Group
Research Fellow
Research Fellow
Epidemiologist
Conjoint Lecturer
Senior Research Fellow
Research Officer
Casual Academic
Epidemiologist
Epidemiologist
Postdoctoral Researcher
Project Officer
Research Assistant
PhD Student
Project Manager
Project Manager (Operations & Logistics)
Research Fellow
Kishor Kumar Paul
PhD Student
PhD Student
Lecturer
Project Manager
Data Administrator
Senior Research Officer
PhD Student
Research Officer
Industry PhD Student
Research Fellow
Associate Professor
PhD Student
PhD Student
PhD Student
Visiting Fellow
Research Associate
Health economics and health systems: 
Professor in Health Economics and Health Systems, Lead for Cross Cutting Initiative in Health Economics and Health Systems
Senior Research Fellow
Research Fellow
Lecturer
PhD Student
Senior Research Fellow
Research Fellow
Research Fellow

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