Ms Heather McCormack
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Ms Heather McCormack

Master of Public Health (Social Research)

Graduate Certificate in Consumer and Community Engagement

Bachelor of Media Communications

Diploma of Community Development

Medicine & Health
School of Population Health

Heather has worked in communications, health promotion, and program management roles across the sexual health and blood-borne virus sector. She is currently a Senior Program Manager at the NSW STI Program Unit, with a primary focus on Aboriginal programs.

Heather received her Bachelor of Media Communications from Charles Sturt University and her Master of Public Health (Social Research) from UNSW. She is also in the first cohort of Australian health promotion practitioners to receive accreditation from the International Union of Health Promotion and Education.

Heather’s research interests include social aspects of sexual health, digital health promotion, accessibility and acceptability of sexual health services to diverse populations, and the use of technology to optimise public health interventions relating to sexually transmissible infections and blood-borne viruses. She has a particular interest in peer-led research models. Her PhD examines strategies to increase STI and BBV testing in routine primary care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in NSW.

  • Book Chapters | 2016
    McCormack H, 2016, 'To tackle hepatitis C, we need to close the justice gap', in Finlay S; Williams M; McInerney M; Sweet M (ed.), #JustJustice: Tackling the Over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Croakey, Australia, pp. 178 - 179,
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Carter A; McManus H; Ward JS; Vickers T; Asselin J; Baillie G; Chow EPF; Chen MY; Fairley CK; Bourne C; McNulty A; Read P; Heath K; Ryder N; McCloskey J; Carmody C; McCormack H; Alexander K; Casey D; Stoove M; Hellard ME; Donovan B; Guy RJ, 2023, 'Infectious syphilis in women and heterosexual men in major Australian cities: sentinel surveillance data, 2011–2019', Medical Journal of Australia,
    Journal articles | 2022
    McCormack H; Guy R; Bourne C; Newman CE, 2022, 'Integrating testing for sexually transmissible infections into routine primary care for Aboriginal young people: a strengths-based qualitative analysis', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 46, pp. 370 - 376,
    Journal articles | 2021
    McCormack H; Nathan S; Varma R; Haire B, 2021, 'Dissonances in communication with sexual health consumers in an inner-Sydney sexual health clinic in relation to health literacy: A mixed-methods study', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol. 32, pp. 133 - 142,
  • Conference Abstracts | 2022
    McCormack H; Wand H; Bourne C; Ward J; Bradley C; Mak D; Guy R, 2022, 'Remote Aboriginal-led primary care services integrate testing for sexually transmitted infections into comprehensive annual preventive health assessments in regions with highest prevalence', in Sexual Health, CSIRO Publishing, Vol. 19, pp. xxiii - xxiii, presented at Joint Australasian Sexual Health and HIV & AIDS Conferences,
    Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Carter A; McManus H; Vickers T; Asselin J; Chow EPF; Chen M; Fairley C; Bourne C; McNulty A; Reed P; Heath K; Ryder N; McCloskey J; Carmody C; McCormack H; Alexander K; Casey D; Ward J; Stoove M; Hellard M; Donovan B; Guy R, 2021, 'TRENDS AND RISK FACTORS OF INFECTIOUS SYPHILIS AMONG WOMEN AND HETEROSEXUAL MEN IN MAJOR AUSTRALIAN CITIES: ANALYSIS OF NATIONAL SENTINEL SURVEILLANCE DATA 2011-2019', in SEXUAL HEALTH, CSIRO PUBLISHING, Vol. 18, pp. XXV - XXV,