PhD, MBioeth (Hons)
Bridget Haire is a senior research fellow at the Kirby Institute, and an associate of the Australian Human Rights Institute. She lectures in public health and medical ethics. Prior to academia, Bridget worked in HIV and sexual and reproductive health for more than 20 years as a journalist, editor, policy analyst and advocate. She is a former consultant for the Australia-China Human Rights Technical Co-operation Program on sexual and reproductive health rights for the Australian Human Rights Commission. From 2015-18 Bridget was President of Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) and a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections. She also served on the Data Safety Monitoring Board for the South African HIV prevention study CAPRISA 008 as a medical ethicist, and is the medical ethicist on the NSW HIV Assessment Panel for People who Put Others at Risk of HIV. Her research interests are ethical issues in infectious disease control with an emphasis on underserved or marginalised populations, gender, and sexual and reproductive health.
I am currently leading a study on experiences in hotel quarantine. I also have ongoing roles in research on Aboriginal sexual health, blood donor selection and screening, and sexual health in LGBTIQ+ populations.
Guests: Dr Bridget Haire, bio-ethicist, Kirby Institute for the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, UNSWhttps://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lawreport/covid-19-and-police-powers/12165854
My Research Supervision
HIV biomedical prevention
Abortion access in Pacific Island nations
Blood donor selection and screening policy
I currently convene two course in the School of Population Health:
Ethics in public health (undergraduate)
Ethics and law in public health (postgraduate)