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Biography

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’ and President of the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine, RACP. His principle research interests are the public health control of sexually transmitted diseases and the effectiveness of clinical services.  He has supervised 34 doctoral students to completion. He has 808 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 in recognition for his work. Lancet ID profiled him ‘Kit Fairley; a pioneer in STI research’ in April 2018.  

 

External positions

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

4 May 2020 → …

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

2011 → …

Editor Sexual Health Journal, CSIRO Publishing (Victoria)

Jan 2004 → …

Research area keywords

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

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