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Christopher Fairley (AO) is the 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 37 doctoral students to completion. He has 946 review journal publications and sits on the boards of IUSTI and ISSTDR. He has been on the scientific organising committee for many international meetings and given plenaries, debates or symposia almost every year.   In 2018 he was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to Community Health, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Eric Susman Prize and elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) in recognition for his work. Lancet ID profiled him ‘Kit Fairley; a pioneer in STI research’ in April 2018.  


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

President of the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

4 May 20203 May 2022

Assistant Secretary, International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI)

2011 → …

Editor Sexual Health Journal, CSIRO - Publishing (Victoria)

Jan 200431 Mar 2023

Research area keywords

  • Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Sexual Health
  • HIV prevention
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • Sexual behaviour
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Health Promotion
  • Venereology

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