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Infectious Diseases Clinical Research

Co-Heads: Associate Professor Joseph Doyle and Professor Margaret Hellard 

The Infectious Diseases Clinical Research group includes an inter-disciplinary team of clinicians, epidemiologists, social scientists and public health practitioners working closely with virologists, immunologists and mathematical modellers to improve our understanding of infectious diseases and their transmission, prevention, care and cure. 

We have a strong focus on blood borne viruses (including viral hepatitis and HIV) and improving prevention, diagnosis, and management for people living with these diseases.

We aim to eliminate the public health threat of infectious diseases, supporting specific global elimination targets for and the Sustainable Development Goals.

We conduct innovative studies, including clinical trials, cohorts and implementation project to generate new knowledge and health outcomes.

Our group works closely with key affected populations including:

  • people who inject drugs (PWID)
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • men who have sex with men
  • the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
  • people in prison
  • people at risk of homelessness

Our group is informed by community perspectives and includes community in the design and conduct of our research.

The health outcomes from our have led to changes in national and global guidelines in testing, care and treatment for communities living with infectious diseases.

We have directly supported the roll out of new testing strategies, new person-centred models of care, new treatment and health systems changes to improve health of people living with infectious diseases.

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Professor Joseph Doyle

Joseph is a physician and researcher with a particular interest in the epidemiology, management and prevention of blood borne viruses (HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B).



Meet the working group. Together, we are translating research into better health, for all.


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The elimination of hepatitis C as a global public health threat
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The International Collaboration on Hepatitis C Elimination in HIV Cohorts (InCHEHC)
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PharmEC REACH study: Reaching mEthadone users Attending Community pHarmacies with HCV
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The QuickStart Study
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