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Christopher Fairley is Director of the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre and Professor of Public Health at Monash University.   He holds three specialist medical fellowships from the College of Physicians (Infectious Diseases), Faculty of Public Health and Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine. He is an editor of the Journal ‘Sexual Health’. His principle research interests are the public health control of sexually transmitted diseases and the effectiveness of clinical services.  He has supervised 27 doctoral students to completion. He has 580 review journal publications and sits on the boards of IUSTI and ISSTDR

External positions

Editor Sexual Health Journal, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne

Jan 2004 → …


  • Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Sexual Health
  • HIV prevention

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Projects 2013 2019

Research Output 1996 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. 23 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Sexual Health. p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A Global Estimate of the Acceptability of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Among Men Who have Sex with Men: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Peng, P., Su, S., Fairley, C. K., Chu, M., Jiang, S., Zhuang, X. & Zhang, L. 1 Apr 2018 In : AIDS and Behavior. 22, 4, p. 1063–1074 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Associations between anorectal chlamydia and oro-anal 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. 30 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Sexually Transmitted Diseases. p. 1-22 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle