Dr Damian Conway
Conjoint Senior Lecturer

Dr Damian Conway

Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the Surveillance, Evaluation and Research Program at The Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, Australia. Career Medical Officer and Epidemiologist in South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, NSW Health.

Completed PhD in 2015, which focused on the epidemiology of HIV in Australia and the implementation and evaluation of HIV point-of-care testing in sexual health clinics in Sydney, NSW.

Research Interests: Epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections. Integrated care, chronic health conditions and multi-morbidity.

Broad Research Areas: Population Health, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases

Qualifications: MB BCh, MMed(STD/HIV), PhD, FAChSHM, MRCGP, DRCOG

Society Memberships & Professional Activities: Fellow, Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians; Member, Royal College of General Practitioners.

Specific Research Keywords: Public Health, Epidemiology, Integrated Care, Multi-morbidity, Infectious Disease.

Phone
+61 (0)2 9385 0900
Location
Wallace Wurth Building, Main campus, UNSW
  • Books | 2006
    Donovan BJ; Bradford DL; Cameron S; Conway D; Coughlan E; Doyle L; Franklin R, 2006, The Australasian Contact Tracing Manual, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, Sydney, Australia, https://contacttracing.ashm.org.au/
  • Book Chapters | 2016
    Conway DP; Keen P; Guy R, 2016, 'Point-of-care testing for HIV', in Shephard M (ed.), A Practical Guide to Global Point-Of-Care Testing, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 232 - 244, http://www.publish.csiro.au/book/7500/
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Kabir A; Conway DP; Ansari S; Tran A; Rhee JJ; Barr M, 2024, 'Impact of multimorbidity and complex multimorbidity on healthcare utilisation in older Australian adults aged 45 years or more: A large population-based cross-sectional data linkage study', BMJ Open, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-078762
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kabir A; Tran A; Ansari S; Conway DP; Barr M, 2022, 'Impact of multimorbidity and complex multimorbidity on mortality among older Australians aged 45 years and over: A large population-based record linkage study', BMJ Open, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-060001
    Journal articles | 2022
    Lee DYL; Ong JJ; Smith K; Jamil MS; McIver R; Wigan R; Maddaford K; McNulty A; Kaldor JM; Fairley CK; Bavinton B; Chen M; Chow EPF; Grulich AE; Holt M; Conway DP; Stoove M; Wand H; Guy RJ, 2022, 'The acceptability and usability of two HIV self‐test kits among men who have sex with men: a randomised crossover trial', Medical Journal of Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51641
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang Y; Guy RJ; Smith KS; Jamil MS; Prestage G; Applegate TL; Conway DP; Holt M; Keen P; Bavinton B; McNulty AM; Batrouney C; Russell D; Vaughan M; Chen M; Fairley CK; Grulich AE; Kaldor JM; Callander D, 2021, 'Sustaining success: a qualitative study of gay and bisexual men’s experiences and perceptions of HIV self-testing in a randomized controlled trial', BMC Public Health, 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-12011-0
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhang Y; Jamil MS; Smith KS; Applegate TL; Prestage G; Holt M; Keen P; Bavinton BR; Chen M; Conway DP; Wand H; McNulty AM; Russell D; Vaughan M; Batrouney C; Wiseman V; Fairley CK; Grulich AE; Law M; Kaldor JM; Guy RJ, 2021, 'The longer-term effects of access to HIV self-tests on HIV testing frequency in high-risk gay and bisexual men: follow-up data from a randomised controlled trial', The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, 14, pp. 100214 - 100214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100214
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ebeyan S; Windsor M; Bordin A; Mhango L; Erskine S; Trembizki E; Mokany E; Tan LY; Whiley D, 2019, 'Evaluation of the ResistancePlus GC (beta) assay: A commercial diagnostic test for the direct detection of ciprofloxacin susceptibility or resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae', Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 74, pp. 1820 - 1824, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkz108
    Journal articles | 2019
    Keen P; Jamil M; Callander D; Conway DP; McNulty A; Davies SC; Couldwell DC; Smith DE; Holt M; Vaccher SJ; Gray J; Cunningham P; Prestage G; Guy R, 2019, 'Rapid HIV testing increases testing frequency among gay and bisexual men: a controlled before–after study', Sexual Health, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/sh18161
    Journal articles | 2019
    Keen P; Jamil M; Callander D; Conway DP; Mcnulty A; Davies SC; Couldwell DC; Smith DE; Holt M; Vaccher SJ; Gray J; Cunningham P; Prestage G; Guy R, 2019, 'Rapid HIV testing increases testing frequency among gay and bisexual men: a controlled before-after study (vol 16, pg 172, 2019)', SEXUAL HEALTH, 16, pp. 299 - 299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH18161_CO
    Journal articles | 2017
    Jamil MS; Prestage G; Fairley CK; Grulich AE; Smith KS; Chen M; Holt M; McNulty AM; Bavinton BR; Conway DP; Wand H; Keen P; Bradley J; Kolstee J; Batrouney C; Russell D; Law M; Kaldor JM; Guy RJ, 2017, 'Effect of availability of HIV self-testing on HIV testing frequency in gay and bisexual men at high risk of infection (FORTH): a waiting-list randomised controlled trial', The Lancet HIV, 4, pp. e241 - e250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(17)30023-1
    Journal articles | 2017
    Keen P; Conway DP; Cunningham P; McNulty A; Couldwell DL; Davies SC; Smith DE; Gray J; Holt M; O'Connor CC; Read P; Callander D; Prestage G; Guy R, 2017, 'Multi-centre field evaluation of the performance of the Trinity Biotech Uni-Gold HIV 1/2 rapid test as a first-line screening assay for gay and bisexual men compared with 4th generation laboratory immunoassays', Journal of Clinical Virology, 86, pp. 46 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcv.2016.11.006
    Journal articles | 2017
    Vaccher SJ; Grulich AE; Haire B; Conway D; Poynten M; Ooi C; Foster R; Templeton D; Zablotska-Manos I, 2017, 'Validation of participant eligibility for pre-exposure prophylaxis: Baseline data from the PRELUDE Demonstration Project', PLoS One
    Journal articles | 2016
    Jamil MS; Guy RJ; Bavinton BR; Fairley CK; Grulich AE; Holt M; Smith KS; Chen M; McNulty AM; Conway DP; Keen P; Bradley J; Russell D; Kaldor JM; Prestage G, 2016, 'HIV testing self-efficacy is associated with higher HIV testing frequency and perceived likelihood to self-test among gay and bisexual men', Sexual Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH16100
    Journal articles | 2015
    Causer LM; Kaldor JM; Conway DP; Leslie DE; Denham I; Karapanagiotidis T; Ryan C; Wand H; Anderson DA; Robertson PW; McNulty AM; Donovan B; Fairley CK; Guy RJ, 2015, 'An Evaluation of a Novel Dual Treponemal/Nontreponemal Point-of-Care Test for Syphilis as a Tool to Distinguish Active from Past Treated Infection', Clinical Infectious Diseases, 61, pp. 184 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/civ243
    Journal articles | 2015
    Conway DP; Guy R; Davies SC; Couldwell DL; McNulty A; Smith DE; Keen P; Cunningham P; Holt M; Lockwood T; Wright S; Biggs K; Townsend J; Price A; Smith M; Koh A; Florance M; Rawlinson W; Robertson P; Fennell M; O'Sullivan M; Kapitanos I; Dickeson D; Fernando S; Fulton R; Leeman C; McNally L; Wilson K; Best S; Vincini J; Land S, 2015, 'Rapid HIV testing is highly acceptable and preferred among high-risk gay and bisexual men after implementation in Sydney sexual health clinics', PLoS ONE, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0123814
    Journal articles | 2015
    Conway DP; Guy R; Mcnulty A; Couldwell DL; Davies SC; Smith DE; Keen P; Cunningham P; Holt M; Lockwood T; Wright S; Biggs K; Townsend J; Price A; Smith M; Koh A; Florance M; Rawlinson WR; Robertson P; Fennell M; O'Sullivan WM; Kapitanos I; Dickeson D; St Leonards A; Fernando S; Fulton R; McNally L; Wilson K; Best S; Vincini J; Land S, 2015, 'Effect of testing experience and profession on provider acceptability of rapid HIV testing after implementation in public sexual health clinics in Sydney', HIV Medicine, 16, pp. 280 - 287, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hiv.12209
    Journal articles | 2015
    Conway DP; Holt M; Couldwell DL; Smith DE; Davies SC; McNulty A; Keen P; Cunningham P; Guy R; Lockwood T; Wright S; Biggs K; Townsend J; Price A; Smith M; Koh A; Florance M; Leeman C; McNally L; Wilson K; Best S; Vincini J; Land S; Rawlinson W; Robertson P; Fennell M; O'Sullivan M; Kapitanos I; Dickeson D; Fernando S; Fulton R, 2015, 'Barriers to HIV testing and characteristics associated with never testing among gay and bisexual men attending sexual health clinics in Sydney', Journal of the International AIDS Society, 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.7448/IAS.18.1.20221
    Journal articles | 2015
    Guy R; Prestage G; Grulich A; Holt M; Conway DP; Jamil M; Keen P; Cunningham P; Wilson DP, 2015, 'Potential public health benefits of HIV testing occurring at home in Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, 202, pp. 529 - 531, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja14.01210
    Journal articles | 2015
    Jamil MS; Prestage G; Fairley CK; Smith KS; Kaldor JM; Grulich AE; McNulty AM; Chen M; Holt M; Conway DP; Wand H; Keen P; Batrouney C; Bradley J; Bavinton BR; Ryan D; Russell D; Guy RJ, 2015, 'Rationale and design of FORTH: A randomised controlled trial assessing the effectiveness of HIV self-testing in increasing HIV testing frequency among gay and bisexual men', BMC Infectious Diseases, 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-015-1300-6
    Journal articles | 2014
    Causer LM; Kaldor JM; Fairley CK; Donovan B; Karapanagiotidis T; Leslie DE; Robertson PW; McNulty AM; Anderson D; Wand H; Conway DP; Denham I; Ryan C; Guy RJ, 2014, 'A laboratory-based evaluation of four rapid point-of-care tests for syphilis', PLoS ONE, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0091504
    Journal articles | 2014
    Conway D; Holt M; McNulty A; Couldwell D; Smith D; Davies S; Cunningham P; Keen P; Guy R, 2014, 'Multi-centre evaluation of the Determine HIV Combo assay when used for point of care testing in a high risk clinic-based population', PLoS One, 9, pp. e94062-1 - e94062-8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0094062
    Journal articles | 2014
    Conway DP; Holt M; McNulty A; Couldwell DL; Smith DE, 2014, 'Correction: Multi-centre evaluation of the determine HIV combo assay when used for point of care testing in a high risk clinic-based population (PLoS ONE (2014) 9, 4 (e94062) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094062)', PLoS ONE, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0103399
    Journal articles | 2014
    Conway DP; Keen P; Cunningham P; Wilson D, 2014, 'Response to the Modeling Analysis by Katz et al. on the Impact of Replacing Clinic-Based HIV Tests With Home Testing Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Seattle', Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 41, pp. 319 - 319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000127
    Journal articles | 2013
    Bavinton BR; Brown GT; Hurley M; Bradley JE; Keen PM; Conway DP; Guy RJ; Grulich AE; Prestage GP, 2013, 'Which gay men would increase their frequency of HIV testing with home self-testing?', AIDS and Behavior, 17, pp. 2084 - 2092, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-013-0450-z
    Journal articles | 2012
    Conway DP; Healey L; Rauwendaal E; Templeton DJ; Davies SC, 2012, 'Providing HIV negative results to low-risk clients by telephone', Sexual Health, 9, pp. 160 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH10159
    Journal articles | 2008
    Bodsworth NJ; Bloch MT; Mcnulty A; Denham I; Doong N; Trottier S; Adena MA; Bonney M; Agnew J; Australo-Canadian Fast A, 2008, '2-day versus 5-day famciclovir as treatment of recurrences of genital herpes: Results of the FaST study', Sexual Health, 5, pp. 219 - 225
    Journal articles | 2008
    Pell C; Donohoe S; Conway D, 2008, 'Health Care Services for men who have sex with men in different Australian states and territories since the emergence of HIV', Sexual Health, 5, pp. 161 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH07101
    Journal articles | 2004
    Conway D, 2004, 'Train GPs to provide good sexual health care [1]', British Journal of General Practice, 54, pp. 784
  • Conference Papers | 2023
    Kabir A; Vuong K; Conway D; Williamson M; Harris M; Barr M, 2023, 'Identifying risk factors for becoming obese: a record linkage longitudinal study in metropolitan Sydney using the 45 and Up Study', in Population Medicine, E.U. European Publishing, http://dx.doi.org/10.18332/popmed/165115
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Kabir AYM; Ansari S; Conway D; Rhee J; Tran A; Barr M, 2023, 'Impact of multimorbidity on health care utilisation in Australian older adults aged 45 years and over: a large population-based data linkage cohort study', in Population Medicine, E.U. European Publishing, http://dx.doi.org/10.18332/popmed/165112
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Maher S; Kabir A; Behary J; Conway D; Akon A; Barr M; Zekry A, 2023, 'IDDF2023-ABS-0020 Shifting patterns of hepatocellular carcinoma mortality risk: the impact of socioeconomic status and ethnicity in NSW, australia', in Gut – IDDF Young Investigator Award, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd and British Society of Gastroenterology, presented at Abstracts of the International Digestive Disease Forum (IDDF), Hong Kong, 10–11 June 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/gutjnl-2023-iddf.11
    Reports | 2022
    O'Callaghan C; Osborne J; Barr M; Conway D; Harris-Roxas B, 2022, Implementation of the Integrated Care for People with Chronic Conditions (ICPCC) program in SESLHD, Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW
    Reports | 2019
    Keen P; Jamil MS; Callander D; Conway D; Guy R, 2019, NSW Rapid HIV Testing Evaluation Framework Final Report, https://kirby.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/kirby/report/NSW%20Rapid%20HIV%20Testing%20Evaluation%20Framework%20Final%20Report.pdf
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Jamil MS; Prestage G; Fairley CK; Grulich AE; Smith KS; Chen M; Holt M; McNulty AM; Bavinton BR; Conway DP; Wand H; Keen P; Bradley J; Kolstee J; Batrouney C; Russell D; Law M; Kaldor JM; Guy RJ, 2016, 'Access to HIV self-testing doubles the frequency of HIV testing among gay and bisexual men at higher risk of infection: a randomized controlled trial', in JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY, JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD, Vol. 19, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000395394300199&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Theses / Dissertations | 2015
    Conway D, 2015, Point-of-care HIV testing for men who have sex with men in sexual health clinics in Sydney, New South Wales, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/unsworks/2859
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Guy R; Jamil MS; Fairley C; Smith K; Grulich A; Bradley J; Kaldor J; Chen M; McNulty A; Holt M; Ryan D; Batrouney C; Russell D; Bavinton B; Keen P; Conway DP; Wand H; Prestage G, 2015, 'SEXUAL RISK BEHAVIOUR PREDICTS MORE FREQUENT USE OF HIV SELF-TESTING: EARLY FINDINGS FROM THE FORTH TRIAL', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Vol. 91, pp. A225 - A226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.585
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Jamil MS; Bavinton B; Guy R; Fairley C; Grulich A; Holt M; Smith K; Chen M; McNulty A; Conway DP; Keen P; Bradley J; Russell D; Kaldor J; Prestage G, 2015, 'HIV TESTING SELF-EFFICACY IS ASSOCIATED WITH HIGHER HIV TESTING FREQUENCY AND PERCEIVED LIKELIHOOD TO SELF-TEST AMONG GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Vol. 91, pp. A226 - A227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.588
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Causer L; Kaldor J; Karapanagiotidis T; Ryan C; Wand H; Conway D; Denham I; Anderson D; Robertson P; Leslie D; McNulty A; Donovan B; Fairley C; Guy R, 2013, 'Can a new dual detection point-of-care test for syphilis be used to reduce over-diagnosis of active infection in high prevalence populations?', Darwin, presented at Australasian Sexual Health Conference, Darwin, 23 October 2013 - 25 October 2013
    Conference Abstracts | 2013
    Conway DP; Guy R; McNulty A; Couldwell DL; Davies SC; Smith DE; Keen P; Cunningham P; Holt M, 2013, 'Experience of Rapid HIV Testing Increases Its Acceptability to Clinical Staff in Public Sexual Health Clinics in Sydney', in Sexually Transmitted Infections, BMJ Publishing Group, Vol. 89, pp. A345 - A346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2013-051184.1081
    Reports | 2013
    Conway DP; Holt M; Atkinson M; Marshall L; McCloskey J; Langdon P; Callander D; Guy RJ, 2013, A review of sexual health services for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Western Australia: Survey Report July 2013, The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, https://apo.org.au/node/35876
    Conference Abstracts | 2013
    Conway DP; Holt M; McNulty A; Couldwell DL; Smith DE; Davies SC; Cunningham P; Keen P; Guy R, 2013, 'FIELD PERFORMANCE OF THE ALERE DETERMINE HIV COMBO ASSAY IN A LARGE AUSTRALIAN MULTI-CENTRE STUDY IN A SEXUAL HEALTH CLINIC SETTING', in SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Vol. 89, pp. A55 - A56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2013-051184.0170
    Conference Abstracts | 2009
    Conway D; Rauwendaal E; Kaan I; Martin C; Davies SC, 2009, 'A study of provision of HIV negative results by telephone to clients attending a sexual health service', in Sexual Health, Vol. 6, pp. 350 - 350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SHv6n4abs
    Conference Abstracts | 2008
    Tenison F; Mason S; Conway D; Hill S, 2008, 'Enhancing hepatitis C nursing education', in JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC, Vol. 23, pp. A373 - A374, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000264953600102&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1