Dr Bradley Mathers
Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Dr Bradley Mathers

Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

Dr Bradley Mathers is a Lecturer with the Public Health Interventions Research Group, Kirby Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. Bradley has a background in medicine and has undertaken studies in international social development. He has been involved in research and program development in South East Asia, Iran, Mongolia and Papua New Guinea.

His recent work has focused on the global epidemiology of injecting drug use, HIV and other related harms. Bradley was previously based at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, and has been an advisor to UNAIDS and WHO on epidemiology and monitoring and evaluation of services for key populations. Bradley joined the Kirby Institute in October 2011 and currently works across both the Public Health Interventions Research Group and the Justice Health Program.

Phone
+61 (0)2 9385 0900
  • Books | 2010
    Mathers BM; Degenhardt LJ; Mattick RP; Wodak AD; Howard J; Ali H, 2010, Consensus statement of the Reference Group to the United Nations on HIV and Injecting Drug Use 2010, Original, The Secretariat of the Reference Group to the United Nations on HIV and Injecting Drug Use. National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Books | 2009
    Mathers BM; Wodak AD; Shakeshaft AP; Khoei EM; Dolan K, 2009, A rapid assessment and reponse to HIV and drug use in Mongolia, Original, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, NSW, http://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/rapid-assessment-and-response-hiv-and-drug-use-mongolia
  • Book Chapters | 2013
    Mathers B, 2013, 'Chapter 77 Policies and Interventions to Reduce HIV Risk', in Interventions for Addiction, Elsevier, pp. 757 - 766, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-398338-1.00077-4
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Gogia M; Ruadze E; Kasrashvili T; Mathers B; Sabin K; Verster A; Macdonald V; Butsashvili M; Kamkamidze G; Khonelidze I; Stvilia K, 2024, 'Piloting a simplified bio-behavioural survey methodology, the BBS-Lite, among people who inject drugs in Georgia', International Journal of Drug Policy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2024.104326
    Journal articles | 2023
    Macdonald V; Mathers B; Sabin K; Me A; Carpentier C; Niaz K; Mozalevskis A; Luhmann N; Ciupagea M; Soltani F; Verster A, 2023, 'New data confirm lack of progress in harm reduction after three decades of proven evidence of effectiveness.', Addiction, 118, pp. 1411 - 1413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.16193
    Journal articles | 2021
    Jin F; Dore GJ; Matthews G; Luhmann N; Macdonald V; Bajis S; Baggaley R; Mathers B; Verster A; Grulich AE, 2021, 'Prevalence and incidence of hepatitis C virus infection in men who have sex with men: a systematic review and meta-analysis', The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 6, pp. 39 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2468-1253(20)30303-4
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sibanda E; Shapiro A; Mathers B; Verster A; Baggaley R; Gaffield ME; Macdonald V, 2021, 'Values and preferences of contraceptive methods: a mixed-methods study among sex workers from diverse settings.', Sex Reprod Health Matters, 29, pp. 1913787, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/26410397.2021.1913787
    Journal articles | 2020
    Macdonald V; Mbuagbaw L; Jordan MR; Mathers B; Jay S; Baggaley R; Verster A; Bertagnolio S, 2020, 'Prevalence of pretreatment HIV drug resistance in key populations: a systematic review and meta-analysis.', J Int AIDS Soc, 23, pp. e25656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jia2.25656
    Journal articles | 2018
    Chhim S; Chhea C; Sopheab H; Mathers BM; Kaldor J; Evans JL; Stein ES; Carrico A; Muth S; Song N; Maher L; Page K, 2018, 'Proportion and predictors of loss to follow-up in a longitudinal cohort study of female entertainment and sex workers in Cambodia', International Journal of STD and AIDS, 29, pp. 1295 - 1304, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956462418779471
    Journal articles | 2017
    Larney S; Peacock A; Mathers BM; Degenhardt L, 2017, 'Systematic review and meta-analysis of injecting related injury and disease in people who inject drugs', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 171, pp. e115 - e115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.08.320
    Journal articles | 2017
    Larney S; Peacock A; Mathers BM; Hickman M; Degenhardt L, 2017, 'A systematic review of injecting-related injury and disease among people who inject drugs', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 171, pp. 39 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.11.029
    Journal articles | 2017
    Utami S; Sawitri AAS; Wulandari LPL; Artawan Eka Putra IWG; Astuti PAS; Wirawan DN; Causer L; Mathers B, 2017, 'Mortality among people living with HIV on antiretroviral treatment in Bali, Indonesia: incidence and predictors', International Journal of STD and AIDS, 28, pp. 1199 - 1207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956462417692942
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kelly-Hanku A; Kawage T; Vallely A; Mek A; Mathers B, 2015, 'Sex, violence and HIV on the inside: cultures of violence, denial, gender inequality and homophobia negatively influence the health outcomes of those in closed settings', Culture, Health and Sexuality, 17, pp. 990 - 1003, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2015.1020877
    Journal articles | 2015
    Larney S; Mathers BM; Poteat T; Kamarulzaman A; Degenhardt L, 2015, 'Global epidemiology of HIV among women and girls who use or inject drugs: Current knowledge and limitations of existing data', Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 69, pp. S100 - S109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000000623
    Journal articles | 2015
    Scott R; Foster R; Oliver LN; Olsen A; Mooney-Somers J; Mathers B; Micallef JM; Kaldor J; Maher L, 2015, 'Sexual risk and healthcare seeking behaviour in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in North Queensland', Sexual Health, 12, pp. 194 - 199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH14092
    Journal articles | 2015
    Williams R; Lawrence C; Wilkes E; Shipp M; Henry B; Eades S; Mathers B; Kaldor J; Maher L; Gray D, 2015, 'Sexual behaviour, drug use and health service use by young Noongar people in Western Australia: A snapshot', Sexual Health, 12, pp. 188 - 193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH14038
    Journal articles | 2015
    Yuneti ON; Sawitri AAS; Wulandari LPL; Muliawan P; Widyanthini DN; Kathy PK; Amin J; Mathers B; Kaldor JM; Merati TP; Wirawan DN, 2015, 'P16.18 Influence of baseline characteristics on the increase cd4 >350 cells/mm3 among HIV/AIDS patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in indonesia', Sexually Transmitted Infections, 91, pp. A218.1 - A218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.565
    Journal articles | 2014
    Brown T; Bao L; Eaton JW; Hogan DR; Mahy M; Marsh K; Mathers BM; Puckett R, 2014, 'Improvements in prevalence trend fitting and incidence estimation in EPP 2013', AIDS, 28, pp. S415 - S425, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000000454
    Journal articles | 2014
    Degenhardt L; Charlson F; Mathers B; Hall WD; Flaxman AD; Johns N; Vos T, 2014, 'The global epidemiology and burden of opioid dependence: Results from the global burden of disease 2010 study', Addiction, 109, pp. 1320 - 1333, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.12551
    Journal articles | 2014
    Degenhardt L; Mathers B; Hall WD, 2014, 'Response to Hser etal. (2014): The necessity for more and better data on the global epidemiology of opioid dependence', Addiction, 109, pp. 1335 - 1337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.12612
    Journal articles | 2014
    Degenhardt L; Mathers BM; Wirtz AL; Wolfe D; Kamarulzaman A; Carrieri MP; Strathdee SA; Malinowska-Sempruch K; Kazatchkine M; Beyrer C, 2014, 'What has been achieved in HIV prevention, treatment and care for people who inject drugs, 2010-2012? A review of the six highest burden countries', International Journal of Drug Policy, 25, pp. 53 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2013.08.004
    Journal articles | 2014
    Mathers BM; Cooper DA, 2014, 'Integrating HIV prevention into practice', JAMA, 312, pp. 349 - 350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2014.8606
    Journal articles | 2014
    Mathers BM; Degenhardt L, 2014, 'Examining non-AIDS mortality among people who inject drugs', AIDS, 28, pp. S435 - S444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000000435
    Journal articles | 2013
    Mathers B, 2013, 'Policies and Interventions to Reduce HIV Risk', Interventions For Addiction, pp. 757 - 766, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-398338-1.00077-4
    Journal articles | 2013
    Mathers BM; Degenhardt L; Bucello C; Lemon J; Wiessing L; Hickman M, 2013, 'Mortality among people who inject drugs: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 91, pp. 102 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.12.108282
    Journal articles | 2013
    Mathers BM; Degenhardt LJ; Bucello C; Lemon JA; Wiessing L; Hickman M, 2013, 'Mortality among people who inject drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 91, pp. 102 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.12.108282
    Journal articles | 2012
    Des Jarlais DC; Feelemyer JP; Modi SN; Arasteh K; Mathers BM; Degenhardt LJ; Hagan H, 2012, 'Transitions from injection-drug-use-concentrated to self-sustaining heterosexual HIV epidemics: Patterns in the international data', PLoS One, 7, pp. e31227 - e31227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0031227
    Journal articles | 2011
    Degenhardt L; Bucello C; Mathers B; Briegleb C; Ali H; Hickman M; McLaren J, 2011, 'Mortality among regular or dependent users of heroin and other opioids: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies', Addiction, 106, pp. 32 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03140.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Degenhardt L; Mathers B; Nelson P; Horyniak D, 2011, 'PRESENTATION 1-LEVELS OF HIV, HCV, AND HBV AMONG PEOPLE WHO INJECT DRUGS: GLOBAL OVERVIEW', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 30, pp. 26 - 26, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000297019700077&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2011
    Degenhardt LJ; Bucello C; Mathers BM; Briegleb C; Ali H; Hickman M; McLaren JA, 2011, 'Mortality among regular or dependent users of heroin and other opiods: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies', Addiction, 106, pp. 32 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03140.x/full
    Journal articles | 2011
    Larance B; Ambekar A; Azim T; Murthy P; Panda S; Degenhardt L; Mathers B, 2011, 'The availability, diversion and injection of pharmaceutical opioids in South Asia', Drug and Alcohol Review, 30, pp. 246 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-3362.2011.00304.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Larance BK; Ambekar A; Azim T; Murthy P; Panda S; Degenhardt LJ; Mathers BM, 2011, 'The availability, diversion and injection of pharmaceutical opioids in South Asia', Drug and Alcohol Review, 30, pp. 246 - 254, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-3362.2011.00304.x/pdf
    Journal articles | 2011
    Nelson PK; Mathers BM; Cowie B; Hagan H; Des Jarlais D; Horyniak D; Degenhardt LJ, 2011, 'Global epidemiology of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in people who inject drugs: results of systematic reviews', The Lancet, 378, pp. 571 - 583, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61097-0
    Journal articles | 2010
    Degenhardt L; Mathers B; Vickerman P; Rhodes T; Latkin C; Hickman M, 2010, 'Prevention of HIV infection for people who inject drugs: Why individual, structural, and combination approaches are needed', The Lancet, 376, pp. 285 - 301, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60742-8
    Journal articles | 2010
    Degenhardt LJ; Mathers BM; Guarinieri M; Panda S; Phillips B; Strathdee S; Tyndall M; Wiessing L; Wodak AD; Howard J, 2010, 'Meth/amphetamine use and associated HIV: Implications for global policy and public health', International Journal of Drug Policy, 21, pp. 347 - 358, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2009.11.007
    Journal articles | 2010
    Degenhardt LJ; Mathers BM; Vickerman P; Rhodes T; Latkin C; Hickman M, 2010, 'Prevention of HIV infection for people who inject drugs: Why individual, structural and combination approaches are needed', The Lancet, 376, pp. 285 - 301, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0410-6736(10)60742-8
    Journal articles | 2010
    Mathers BM; Cook C; Degenhardt LJ, 2010, 'Improving the data to strengthen the global response to HIV among people who inject drugs', International Journal of Drug Policy, 21, pp. 100 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2009.12.007
    Journal articles | 2010
    Mathers BM; Degenhardt LJ; Ali H; Wiessing L; Hickman M; Mattick RP; Myers B; Myers B; Strathdee S, 2010, 'HIV prevention, treatment and care services for people who inject drugs: a systematic review of global, regional, and national coverage', The Lancet, 375, pp. 1014 - 1028, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60232-2
    Journal articles | 2009
    Adam P; de Wit J; Toskin I; Mathers BM; Nashkhoev I; Lyerla R; Rugg D, 2009, 'Estimating levels of HIV testing, HIV prevention coverage, HIV knowledge, and condom use among men who have sex with men (MSM) in low-income and middle-income countries', JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 52, pp. s143 - s151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0b013e3181baf111
    Journal articles | 2009
    Mathers BM; Degenhardt LJ; Adam P; Toskin I; Nashkhoev M; Lyerla R; Rugg D, 2009, 'Estimating the level of HIV prevention coverage, knowledge and protective behavior among injecting drug users: what does the 2008 UNGASS reporting round tell us?', JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 52, pp. s132 - s142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0b013e3181baf0c5
    Journal articles | 2008
    Mathers BM; Degenhardt LJ, 2008, 'Global epidemiology of injecting drug use and HIV among people who inject drugs: a systematic review', Lancet, 372, pp. 1733 - 1745
  • Reports | 2012
    Kelly AM; Mathers BM; Kawage T; Vallely A, 2012, Emerging HIV epidemics in Papua New Guinea: An assessment of HIV risk in relation to alcohol and other drugs (particularly injecting) and; HIV risk in prisons and access to prevention, treatment and care, Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, SPHCM, University of New South Wales, Sydney, http://www.pngimr.org.pg/research%20publications/Kelly%20et%20al%202012%20%20Emerging%20HIV%20Risk%20in%20PNG.pdf
    Reports | 2011
    Degenhardt LJ; Mathers BM; Sabin M, 2011, We can protect drug users from becoming infected with HIV: Context and progress of the global response to HIV among people who inject drugs, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Univeristy of New South Wales, Sydney, http://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/we-can-protect-drug-users-becoming-infected-hiv-context-and-progress-global-response-hiv
    Reports | 2010
    Ali H; Calabria B; Phillips B; Singleton J; Sigmundsdottir L; Congreve E; Roberts A; McLaren JA; Mathers BM; Degenhardt LJ, 2010, Searching the grey literature to access information on drugs, alcohol and HIV/AIDS research: An update, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, http://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/searching-grey-literature-access-information-drugs-alcohol-and-hivaids-research-update
    Reports | 2010
    Roberts A; Mathers BM; Degenhardt LJ, 2010, Women who inject drugs: A review of their risks, experiences and needs, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, Reference Group Thematic Paper Series, http://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/women-who-inject-drugs-review-their-risks-experiences-and-needs
    Reports | 2007
    Degenhardt LJ; Larance BK; Mathers BM; Azim T; Kamarulzaman A; Mattick RP, 2007, Benefits and risks of pharmaceutical opioids: Essential treatment and diverted medication. A global review of availability, extra-medical use, injection and the association with HIV., Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of NSW., Sydney, Reference Group to the United Nations on HIV and injecting drug use Thematic Paper Series No. 2/2007., 2/2007, http://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/benefits-and-risks-pharmaceutical-opioids-essential-treatment-and-diverted-medication
    Reports | 2007
    Degenhardt LJ; Mathers BM; Guarinieri M; Panda S; Phillips B; Strathdee S; Tyndall M; Wiessing L; Wodak AD, 2007, The global epidemiology of methamphetamine injection: A review of the evidence on use and associations with HIV and other harm, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Univeristy of New South Wales, Sydney, Reference Group to the United Nations on HIV and Injecting Drug Use Thematic Paper Series, http://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/global-epidemiology-methamphetamine-injection-review-evidence-use-and-associations-hiv-and