1998 PhD, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
1990 MSc (Epid), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK.
1986 MBBS, Adelaide University, South Australia.
1995 Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
1988 Diploma in Obstetrics, Flinders Medical Centre, South Australia.
Andrew is an internationally renowned authority in the transmission and prevention of HIV and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and in the epidemiological relationship between immune deficiency, infection and cancer.
He graduated in Medicine in 1986 (MBBS, Adelaide) and completed a MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene (1990) before returning to Australia where he completed a PhD in the epidemiology of HIV-associated cancer at UNSW (1998). He is a medical epidemiologist and a Public Health Physician (FAFPHM, 1995) and in 2015 was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. He has worked in HIV research for more than thirty years, and at the Kirby Institute (formerly known as the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research) since 1995. His current research is mainly in two areas: first, the transmission and prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections in homosexual men, with a focus on biomedical and behavioural prevention, and second, the intersection between infection, altered immune function and cancer, particularly as it relates to human papillomavirus-related cancer and focussing on anal cancer. Through his membership of state and federal ministerial advisory committees, he has been centrally involved in the policy response to HIV prevention in Australia.
Epidemiology and prevention of HIV infection, including behavioural and biomedical prevention particularly pre-exposure prophylaxis. Malignancies associated with HIV infection and other immunodeficient states and infections. Human Papillomavirus infection and anal cancer. Epidemiological methods.
Broad Research Areas:
Cancer, Epidemiology, HIV - AIDS, Infectious Diseases, Immunology
MB BS Adel, PhD UNSW, MScEpid Lond, DipObst Flin, FAFPHM, DRACOG, FAAHMS
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
International AIDS Society (member of Governing Council); Member and past president, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine; member, Australasian Epidemiology Association; International Papillomavirus society; Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine
Specific Research Keywords:
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Prevention, Cancer, Epidemiology, Immunology and Infectious Disease, Infectious disease control
University of New South Wales Peter Baume Public Health Impact Award for career achievement and excellence in public health and significant international public health impact
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
Andrew has held two NHMRC Principal Research Fellowships and currently holds an NHMRC Investigator grant (leadership level 3). In 2016-2020 he was named CI on grants totalling > $17million (>$56million in his career). Of these grants, in 2012-17 he was CIA on grants totalling $7.6million ($10.6million in his career). He has been successful as a CI in obtaining grants from the NHMRC (program, project, partnership schemes), Cancer Councils and Cure Cancer Australia, State and Federal Health Departments, the pharmaceutical industry, and international philanthropic organisations.