Professor Gail Matthews is an Infectious Diseases Physician and Program Head, Therapeutic Research and Vaccine Program at The Kirby Institute, She is also Head of Infectious Diseases at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. She is a UNSW Scientia Fellow and holds an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship. Her particular interests are in HIV/ viral hepatitis co-infection and COVID-19. She completed her PhD in 2009 on therapeutic strategies in HIV/HBV coinfection.
General areas of interest include therapeutic research in the fields of HIV, viral hepatitis (hepatitis B and hepatitis C), and COVID-19. Specific areas of research interest include acute hepatitis C infection, HIV-HBV coinfection, long term sequelae of COVID-19 as well as infections in people who inject drugs.
Broad Research Areas:
HIV - AIDS, Clinical Research, Infectious Diseases, Gastrointestinal Diseases
MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRACP, PhD
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Australian Society of Infectious Diseases (ASID), Australian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM), Fellow Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Member Royal College of Physicians UK (London)
Specific Research Keywords:
Viral hepatitis, Viral Hepatitis B & C, HIV/AIDS, Antiviral resistance, Clinical Research, COVID-19
NHMRC CDF Level 1 2013
NHMRC CDF Level 2 2019
UNSW Scientia Fellow 2019