Dr Laila   Khawar
Senior Research Officer

Dr Laila Khawar

medicine-health
The Kirby Institute

MB, BS, MPH, PhD candidate 

Laila joined the Kirby Institute in September 2015. She is involved in a number of projects with a focus on transfusion-transmissible and sexually transmissible infections prevention and surveillance in Australia. Laila is also a PhD candidate, with her research focusing on developing systems to track elimination of sexually transmissible infections and blood-borne viruses. Laila has a prior research experience in the area of drug and alcohol and related issues. She worked at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) and the Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC). She also has international experience of coordinating a World Health Organization’s health and nutrition surveillance project at the Aga Khan University. She has her bachelor’s degree in Medicine and carried out her Master of Public Health at the University of New South Wales.

Phone
02 9385 0215

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Laila Khawar
    Khawar L; Machalek DA; Regan DG; Donovan B; McGregor S; Guy RJ, 2020, 'Defining elimination of genital warts—a modified delphi study', Vaccines, vol. 8, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/vaccines8020316
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Laila Khawar
    McKetin R; Copeland J; Norberg MM; Bruno R; Hides L; Khawar L, 2014, 'The effect of the ecstasy 'come-down' on the diagnosis of ecstasy dependence', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 139, pp. 26 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.02.697
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Laila Khawar
    Norberg MM; Hides L; Olivier J; Khawar L; McKetin R; Copeland J, 2014, 'Brief Interventions to Reduce Ecstasy Use: A Multi-Site Randomized Controlled Trial', Behavior Therapy, vol. 45, pp. 745 - 759, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2014.05.006
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Laila Khawar
    Norberg M; Khawar L; Copeland J; Olivier J, 2014, 'Efficacy of brief treatment for ecstasy use', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 140, pp. e162 - e163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.02.458
  • Reports | 2016
    Dr Laila Khawar
    Khawar L; Seed C; McGregor S; Guy R, 2016, Australian Blood Donors Surveillance Report 2016, https://kirby.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/kirby/report/SERP_2016-Australian-Blood-Donors-Surveillance-Report_0.pdf
    Reports | 2015
    Dr Laila Khawar
    Seed C; Khawar L; McGregor S; Guy R, 2015, Transfusion-transmissible infections in Australia: 2015 Surveillance Report., The Kirby Institute, UNSW and The Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Sydney, Australia

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