Head of HIV/STI research, Burnet Institute

Dr Mark Stoové is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the HIV and Sexual Health Program in the Centre for Population Health at the Burnet Institute. Dr Stoové has researched sexually transmitted and blood borne virus infection risk for more than 10 years, and has extensive experience working with community organisations and key at-risk populations, including men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs.

Dr Stoové’s research group at the Burnet Institute manages HIV and other sexually transmitted infection surveillance in Victoria on behalf of the Department of Health and undertakes other research examining the epidemiology and prevention of these infections. He is also a chief investigator and oversees several other studies examining the long-term health outcomes of people who inject drugs and incarcerated and post-prison release populations. Dr Stoove’s research combines innovative record linkage and prospective cohort study designs and the use of new technologies for health promotion and communicable disease prevention.


  • 2007–present
    Senior Research Fellow, Burnet Institute
  • 2004–2007
    Senior Epidemiologist, Turning Point Alchol and Drug Centre
  • 2000–2004
    Research Fellow, Deakin University


  • 2004 
    Victoria University, PhD
  • 1999 
    RMIT, Graduate Diploma in Education
  • 1995 
    Victoria University, Bachelor Of Applied Science (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Public Health And Health Services Not Elsewhere Classified (111799)