A/Prof Margaret Hellard

Head
Centre for Population Health
Burnet Institute

+61 3 9282 2163
hellard@burnet.edu.au

Research Activities

HCV research: My group is current investigating the behavioural and immunovirological determinants of HCV transmission. I am also involved in clinical research on HCV treatment, with a particular focus on IDUs.
HIV/Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) research: My group studies the epidemiology of HIV and STIs in the community. We are undertaking a series of studies where we are assessing the effectiveness of new technologies in health promotion and disease prevention (eg. SMS, FaceBook, WAP)
Surveillance - HIV/HCV/STIs: My group is involved in establishing and evaluating new surveillance methods to improve our understanding of the epidemiology of blood borne viruses and STIs.

Techniques/Expertise

Epidemiologist
Infectious disease specialist
Public Health

Collaborations

University of Melbourne - Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Department of Psychology, Nossal Institute, Key Centre for Women's Health
Monash University - School of Public Health
VIDRL
NRL
NCHECR
NDARC
NCHSR
International Collaboration Incident Hepatitis C in Injecting Drug Users
Staying Safe International Collaboration

Other Lab Members

Dr Campbell Aitken - Head, Hepatitis C research
A/Prof Paul Dietze - Head, Drug and Alcohol research
Stuart Kinner - Head, Justice Health research
Mark Stoove - Head, HIV/STI research

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Upcoming Events

  • Jul 2

    Planetary Health: the 2017 annual meeting of the Australian Society for Microbiology

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  • Aug 10

    Australasian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference 2017

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  • Aug 11

    Inaugural National Centre for Infections in Cancer Symposium

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