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Anna Bowring

Senior Technical Advisor, NHMRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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.

After completing her PhD in 2015, which focused on understanding HIV risk and access to sexual health services among men with bisexual behaviour in Laos, she moved to Cameroon to take up a position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health with Associate Professor Stefan Baral. In Cameroon she worked with John Hopkins, CARE and partners to support the implementation of evidence-based HIV prevention, testing and treatment services for female sex workers and men who have sex with men.

Currently Anna supports implementation research informing community-based treatment of hepatitis C in Myanmar.

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

  • 2016: coEC Project Manager, Burnet Institute
  • 2009-2015: Research Assistant, 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 (7)

Current (5)

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

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

  • Hepatitis C: Community Testing and Treatment (CT2)

  • The Optimise Study: Recruitment Information

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

Publications (29)

2020 (3)

2019 (1)

2018 (2)

2017 (2)

2016 (2)

2015 (4)

2014 (6)

2013 (4)

2012 (4)

2011 (1)

News Articles (7)

2016 (5)

2014 (1)

2011 (1)