Carol El-Hayek

Head of Surveillance and Evaluation


Carol is an epidemiologist at Burnet and manages the HIV/AIDS surveillance register on behalf of the Victorian Department of Health. She is also responsible for the ongoing analysis and dissemination of HIV epidemiological data.

Managing the sentinel surveillance of BBVs and STIs in Victoria, designed to capture testing and behavioural data from priority groups such as men who have sex with men and young heterosexuals testing for HIV, chlamydia, syphilis and hepatitis C, Carol has been involved with several evaluation projects.

An evaluation of health promotion for sex workers funded by the Western Australian Department of Health was one of her recent projects. Carol also has extensive experience in managing large epidemiological datasets.


  • 2007: Master of Epidemiology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1999: Grad Dip Genetic Counselling, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1996: BSc (Biotechnology), University of New South Wales, Australia


  • 2011: Oral Presentation Prize Winner for the Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference,

Projects (8)

Current (5)

  • ACCESS: The Australian Collaboration for Coordinated Enhanced Sentinel Surveillance of Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections

  • Evaluation of Malaria Case-Based Reporting using a mobile phone application in Myanmar

  • Evaluation of the Multicultural Drug and Alcohol Service

  • SRH survey of Chinese-speaking international students

  • TAIPAN: HIV cascade surveillance

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2014 (1)

2013 (5)

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