PhD candidate and research assistant, Burnet Institute

Since completing her Biomedical Science Degree at Monash University in 2005, Alisa begun working as a research assistant/surveillance officer at the Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute. In 2008 she begun her PhD investigating HIV risk among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Australia and has recently focused on adapting new technology for health promotion and research.

Experience

  • 2005–2008
    Surveillance officer and research assistant, Burnet Institute

Education

  • 2005 
    Monash University , Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons)

Publications

  • 2010
    The changing age distribution of men who have sex with men diagnosed with HIV in Victoria., Medical Journal of Australia
  • 2009
    Antenatal screening practice for infectious diseases by general practitioners in Australia., The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • 2008
    Blood borne viruses and risk behaviours among transient farm workers in rural Victoria. , Australian Journal of Rural Health
  • 2008
    Registered post achieved a higher response rate than normal mail- a randomised controlled trial. , Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
  • 2008
    Enhanced case detection for newly acquired hepatitis C infection: epidemiological findings., Communicable Disease Intelligence

Grants and Contracts

  • 2010
    Outcome Evaluation of HIV prevention Initiatives 2010 – 2011 in Men who have Sex with Victoria.
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Victorian Department of Health
  • 2009
    Using social networking sites to promote sexual health and safer sex to higher risk groups.
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    VIctorian Department of Health

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Health Information Systems (Incl. Surveillance) (111711)
  • Health Promotion (111712)