Contributing to efforts to end AIDS and eliminate hepatitis B and hepatitis C as public health threats by 2030

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
Burnet Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Margaret Hellard 92822111 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Mark Stoove 92822111

Project Details

The Burnet Institute is a global leader in research contributing to efforts to end AIDS and eliminate hepatitis B and hepatitis C as public health threats by 2030. With a particular focus on poor and vulnerable populations, the Burnet Institute is undertaking a series of projects that aim to reduce the transmission or improve the management of blood borne viruses in people from key populations including gay and bisexual men, people who inject drugs, migrants and refugees, female sex workers and young people.

Opportunities are available for people to undertake honours projects in population health and international development related to blood borne viruses. Fields of study include health promotion, epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative research methods, implementation science, surveillance, mathematical modelling, social network modelling and phylogenetics.

There are a number of specific projects available 1) examining the behaviours that put people at risk of a blood borne virus infection, 2) measuring the impact of community based point of care testing in HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C and 3) examining the impact of HIV and hepatitis C treatment as prevention using quantitative and qualitative and mixed methods approaches, as well as developing mathematical and social network models addressing these questions.

The opportunity also exists for high quality applicants to work with the Project Leads to design an honours project that sits alongside an existing Burnet project to answer a research question of particular interest to the applicant (e.g. the impact of the behaviour of friends and partners on HIV risk in gay and bisexual men; engaging with young drug users to reduce injecting risk behaviour; working with migrant communities to increase awareness about hepatitis B) and adapting the methodology used to suit the learning needs of the applicant.

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.


Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Burnet Institute

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