Sexual Health Program

The Sexual Health Program engages in research into the epidemiology, surveillance, microbiology, clinical management, and prevention of sexually transmissible infections (STIs). These STIs include chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea, human papillomavirus infection, herpes simplex virus infection and HIV infection. We also work on the health of key populations such as sexual and gender minorities, youth, sex workers, Indigenous people, prisoners, juvenile offenders, migrants, and travellers.

Methodologies used in our research range from descriptive epidemiology with novel analytical techniques, molecular epidemiology, enhanced surveillance strategies, mathematical modelling, data linkage studies, social and behavioural research, test evaluations, managing antimicrobial resistance, evaluating and improving health care delivery, legal and policy research, anthropology, and biomedical prevention.

We coordinate a national surveillance network of over 100 sexual health services, high case-load GPs, and other health services; and collaborate with research laboratories in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Program head: 
Professor and Program Head
Program contact: 
Senior Administrative Officer
Program team: 
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Research Associate (ACCESS Project Coordinator)
Research Assistant
Hub Manager for the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
Administrative Officer
Administrative Officer
Conjoint Associate Professor
Conjoint Associate Professor
Visiting Professorial Fellow
Senior Research Fellow
Senior Lecturer
Adjunct Lecturer
Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Professor Theme Director, Implementation Research Program Head, Surveillance Evaluation and Research Program
Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Conjoint Associate Professor
Honorary Professor
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Conjoint Lecturer
Senior Research Officer
Research Associate
Senior Visiting Fellow

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