BA, History and Philosophy of Science
MA, Development Studies
Dr Skye McGregor is an epidemiologist whose work focuses on surveillance and prevention of sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses. She leads production of the national sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses annual surveillance reports for Australia. These reports provide a comprehensive analysis of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia. Over the past 10 years Skye has also been involved in a number of important research projects at the Kirby Institute, including a cluster randomised trial of best practice STI care in remote Aboriginal communities, a community-based HIV knowledge and attitudes survey in culturally and linguistically diverse groups, a government-funded evaluation of the Australian HPV vaccination program, and a World Health Organization funded review of the global epidemiology and diseases associations of HTLV-1. She completed her PhD in 2015, which focused on research capacity building in low- and middle-income countries. Dr McGregor currently supervises two doctoral candidates and has supervised to completion a Master of Public Health student. She also has extensive experience in mentoring junior researchers both in Australia and internationally, in Cambodia and Indonesia.