1987 …2020
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Biography

Associate Professor Catriona Bradshaw [MMBS(Hons), FAChSHM, PhD] is a sexual health physician with a strong interest in clinical and epidemiological research in sexually transmitted infections and a particular focus on bacterial vaginosis, the vaginal microbiome and Mycoplasma genitalium.

Associate Professor Catriona Bradshaw is a sexual health physician with a strong interest in clinical and epidemiological research in sexually transmitted infections. She is based at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre where she works as a consultant and holds honorary Associate Professorial positions at the Central Clinical School, Monash University and the School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne. Catriona graduated from Monash University (MBBS, Hons) in 1992, became a fellow of the Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine, Royal Australian College of Physicians in 2003 and completed a PhD at the School of Population Health, University of Melbourne in 2006. She undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, from 2007-2010. Catriona's PhD and post-doctorate were supported by NHMRC fellowships, she was a recipient of the L'Oreal Australia Women in Science Fellowship in 2007, the Sexual Health Medicine Award for a fellow of less than 10 years standing in 2009 and the Sexual Health Medicine Award for an outstanding contribution to research in Sexual Health Medicine in 2013. Catriona has broad involvement in the sexual health research programme at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre and also runs two specific programmes of clinical and epidemiological research on bacterial vaginosis, the vaginal microbiome and Mycoplasma genitalium, which has led toimprovements in the diagnosis and management of these conditions. She has over 110 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, has supervised a number of PhD, BMedSci and Scholarly selective students to completion, is on the editorial boards of BMC Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections, and has been a member of working groups for the development of national and international STI treatment guidelines, including those for the Centre of Disease Control, USA.

Community service

Catriona's research has featured in the media including The Age, The Australian, The Herald Sun, Reuters, and The Weekly Review Magazine. She has been interviewed by Science journalists for the ABC, Catalyst, Australian Doctor and Medical Observer and her research has featured on a number of community radio stations. Her research has received press releases from international research journals, Monash University and The Alfred Hospital. Catriona has been involved in the promotion of women in science through being a recepient of the L'Oreal Women in Science Award in 2007. This has included promotion of women in science to high school graduates and in the corporate sector. She has volunteered as a medical officer in Malawi and Kenya between 1998-2003 working specifically in the field of HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

Keywords

  • sexually transmitted infections
  • bacterial vaginosis
  • mycoplasma genitalium
  • HIV infection

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 1987 2018

Access to sexual health services after the rapid roll out of the launch of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV in Melbourne, Australia: A retrospective cross-sectional analysis

Needleman, R., Chow, E. P. F., Towns, J. M., Cornelisse, V. J., Yang, T., Chen, M., Bradshaw, C. S., Fortune, R. & Fairley, C. K. 1 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Sexual Health. 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Associations between Anorectal Chlamydia and Oroanal Sex or Saliva Use as a Lubricant for Anal Sex: A Cross-sectional Survey

Cornelisse, V. J., Fairley, C. K., Read, T. R. H., Lee, D., Walker, S., Hocking, J. S., Chen, M. Y., Bradshaw, C. S. & Chow, E. P. F. 1 Aug 2018 In : Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 45, 8, p. 506-510 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Clinical Characteristics of Anorectal Mycoplasma genitalium Infection and Microbial Cure in Men Who Have Sex with Men

Ong, J. J. S., Aung, E., Read, T. R., Fairley, C. K., Garland, S. M., Murray, G. L., Chen, M. Y., Chow, E. P. F. & Bradshaw, C. S. 1 Aug 2018 In : Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 45, 8, p. 522-526 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Combined oral and topical antimicrobial therapy for male partners of women with bacterial vaginosis: Acceptability, tolerability and impact on the genital microbiota of couples - A pilot study

Plummer, E. L., Vodstrcil, L. A., Danielewski, J. A., Murray, G. L., Fairley, C. K., Garland, S. M., Hocking, J. S., Tabrizi, S. N. & Bradshaw, C. S. 1 Jan 2018 In : PLoS ONE. 13, 1, e0190199

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Concordance of gonorrhoea of the rectum, pharynx and urethra in same-sex male partnerships attending a sexual health service in Melbourne, Australia

Cornelisse, V. J., Zhang, L., Law, M., Chen, M. Y., Bradshaw, C. S., Bellhouse, C., Fairley, C. K. & Chow, E. P. F. 27 Feb 2018 In : BMC Infectious Diseases. 18, 1, 8 p., 95

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Prizes

Sexual Health Medicine Award

Catriona Susan Bradshaw (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Winner of the L'Oreal - UNESCO Women in Science Fellowship

Catriona Susan Bradshaw (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Press / Media