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Doctor Anna Bowring

Senior Research Officer

Background

Dr Anna Bowring is a public health researcher committed to informing impactful health programs serving vulnerable and marginalised populations in resource-limited settings. In particular, her work supports data use for program learning and impact with a focus on community-based interventions for HIV and blood-borne viruses among key populations.

During her postdoctoral fellowship she worked with partners from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, CARE and community-based organisations to support the implementation of evidence-based HIV prevention, testing and treatment services for female sex workers and men who have sex with men in Cameroon.

Currently Anna supports Burnet Institute’s Optima group on HIV and TB modelling applications and research.

Appointments

  • 2016-present: Research Fellow, Burnet Institute
  • 2017-2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Program Impact Specialist, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Positions

  • 2021-present: Research Officer, Optima
  • 2020: Optimise Project Manager (Data Collection), Burnet Institute
  • 2019-2020: Technical advisor, CT2 Study extension, Burnet Institute
  • 2016: coEC Project Manager, Burnet Institute
  • 2010-2011, 2015-2016: ACCESS Coordinator (Primary Health Care Network), Burnet Institute
  • 2010-2011: “Sex, drugs and rock’n’roll” Study coordinator, Burnet Institute

Qualifications

  • 2016: PhD, Monash University, Australia
  • 2010: MPH, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
  • 2007: BBiomedSci, Monash University, Australia

Awards

  • 2017 – 2020 - Early Career Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
  • 2020, 2019, 2014 - Scholarship recipient to AIDS/IAS Conferences
  • 2018 - Scholarship recipient to INTEREST Conference, Kigali, Rwanda
  • 2016 - Ian Potter Foundation travel grant
  • 2014 - Highly commended poster, 18th IUSTI Asia-Pacific Congress, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2012 – 2015 - Australian Postgraduate Award
  • 2013 - Scholarship recipient to ICAAP Conference
  • 2011, 2013 - Scholarship recipient to The Australasian Sexual Health Conference
  • 2005 – 2009 - Partial scholarship: Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship

Projects (10)

Current (7)

  • Assessing the feasibility of an integrated HIV cascade of care surveillance system in Myanmar (ACCESS Myanmar)

  • co-EC Study: Eliminating hepatitis C/HIV coinfection

  • Decision science using Optima

  • Hepatitis C: Community Testing and Treatment (CT2)

  • The elimination of hepatitis C as a global public health threat

  • The Optimise Study: Optimising Isolation, Quarantine and Distancing for COVID-19

  • Tools for the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (Kenya, Myanmar and Senegal)

Publications (35)

2022 (3)

2021 (4)

2020 (2)

2019 (1)

2018 (2)

2017 (2)

2016 (2)

2015 (4)

2014 (6)

2013 (4)

2012 (4)

2011 (1)

News Articles (8)

2021 (1)

2016 (5)

2014 (1)

2011 (1)