Dr Skye   McGregor
Research Staff Level B

Dr Skye McGregor

BSc, Biology

BA, History and Philosophy of Science

MA, Development Studies

PhD, Epidemiology

medicine-health
The Kirby Institute

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.

Phone
+61 (0)2 9385 0900
Location
Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Schierhout G; McGregor S; Gessain A; Einsiedel L; Martinello M; Kaldor J, 2020, 'Association between HTLV-1 infection and adverse health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies', The Lancet Infectious Diseases, vol. 20, pp. 133 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30402-5
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Gray RT; Callander D; Hocking JS; McGregor S; McManus H; Dyda A; Moreira C; Braat S; Hengel B; Ward J; Wilson DP; Donovan B; Kaldor JM; Guy RJ, 2020, 'Population-level diagnosis and care cascade for chlamydia in Australia', Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 96, pp. 131 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2018-053801
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Skye McGregor
    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 | 2020
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Whitford K; Callander D; Smith LW; Guy R; Kong M; Ward J; Donovan B; McManus H; Bell S; McGregor S; Menon A; Russell D; O'Connor CC; ACCESS collaboration , 2020, 'Two Distinct Gonorrhea Trends and Risk Factors Among Women in Australia.', Sex Transm Dis, vol. 47, pp. 34 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001086
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Marukutira T; Gunaratnam P; Douglass C; Jamil MS; McGregor S; Guy R; Gray RT; Spelman T; Horyniak D; Higgins N; Giele C; Crowe SM; Stoove M; Hellard M; Wang L, 2020, 'Trends in late and advanced HIV diagnoses among migrants in Australia; Implications for progress on Fast-Track targets: A retrospective observational study', Medicine (United States), vol. 99, pp. e19289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000019289
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Teutsch SM; Nunez CA; Morris A; McGregor S; King J; Brotherton JM; Novakovic D; Booy R; Jones CA; Rawlinson W; Thorley BR; Elliott EJ, 2020, 'Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU) Annual Surveillance Report 2019', Communicable diseases intelligence (2018), vol. 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2020.44.60
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Ward J; Guy RJ; Rumbold AR; McGregor S; Wand H; McManus H; Dyda A; Garton L; Hengel B; Silver BJ; Taylor-Thomson D; Knox J; Donovan B; Law M; Maher L; Fairley CK; Skov S; Ryder N; Moore E; Mein J; Reeve C; Ah Chee D; Boffa J; Kaldor JM, 2019, 'Strategies to improve control of sexually transmissible infections in remote Australian Aboriginal communities: a stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised trial', The Lancet Global Health, vol. 7, pp. e1553 - e1563, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(19)30411-5
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Gunaratnam P; Heywood AE; McGregor S; Jamil MS; McManus H; Mao L; Lobo R; Brown G; Hellard M; Marukutira T; Bretaña NA; Lang C; Medland N; Bavinton B; Grulich A; Guy R, 2019, 'HIV diagnoses in migrant populations in Australia—A changing epidemiology', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212268
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Jin F; Vajdic CM; Law M; Amin J; Van Leeuwen M; McGregor S; Poynten IM; Templeton DJ; Grulich AE, 2019, 'Incidence and time trends of anal cancer among people living with HIV in Australia', AIDS, vol. 33, pp. 1361 - 1368, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000002218
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Nunez CA; Morris A; Teutsch SM; McGregor S; Brotherton J; Novakovic D; Rawlinson W; Jones CA; Thorley BR; Elliott EJ, 2019, 'Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit Annual Report 2018', Communicable diseases intelligence (2018), vol. 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.53
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Skye McGregor
    McGregor S; Saulo D; Brotherton J; Liu B; Phillips S; Skinner SR; Luey M; Oliver L; Stewart M; Tabrizi SN; Garland S; Kaldor JM, 2018, 'Decline in prevalence of human papillomavirus infection following vaccination among Australian Indigenous women, a population at higher risk of cervical cancer: The VIP-I study', Vaccine, vol. 36, pp. 4311 - 4316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.05.104
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Hengel B; Bell S; Garton L; Ward J; Rumbold A; Taylor-Thomson D; Silver B; McGregor S; Dyda A; Knox J; Guy R; Maher L; Kaldor JM; McDermott R; Skov S; Boffa J; Chee DA; Law M; Fairley C; Donovan B; Glance D, 2018, 'Perspectives of primary health care staff on the implementation of a sexual health quality improvement program: A qualitative study in remote aboriginal communities in Australia', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3024-y
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Chapin-Bardales J; Schmidt AJ; Guy RJ; Kaldor JM; McGregor S; Sasse A; Archibald C; Rank C; Casabona Barbarà J; Folch C; Vives N; Cowan SA; Cazein F; Velter A; an der Heiden M; Gunsenheimer-Bartmeyer B; Marcus U; Op de Coul ELM; van Sighem A; Aldir I; Cortes Martins H; Berglund T; Velicko I; Gebhardt M; Delpech V; Hughes G; Nardone A; Hall HI; Johnson AS; Sullivan PS, 2018, 'Trends in human immunodeficiency virus diagnoses among men who have sex with men in North America, Western Europe, and Australia, 2000–2014', Annals of Epidemiology, vol. 28, pp. 874 - 880, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2018.09.006
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Ward J; McManus H; McGregor S; Hawke K; Giele C; Su JY; McDonald A; Guy R; Donovan B; Kaldor JM, 2018, 'HIV incidence in Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in Australia: a population-level observational study', The Lancet HIV, vol. 5, pp. e506 - e514, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(18)30135-8
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Gunaratnam P; McManus H; Watchirs-Smith L; McGregor S; Callander D; Brown G; Lobo R; OʼConnor C; Hellard M; Medland N; Lewis D; Palmer C; Law M; Gray R; Donovan B; Guy R, 2018, 'People Born in Non-Main English Speaking Countries Are Less Likely to Start HIV Treatment Early in Australia: A National Cohort Analysis, 2014-15', Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), vol. 77, pp. e31 - e34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000001585
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Hengel B; Wand H; Ward J; Rumbold A; Garton L; Taylor-Thomson D; Silver B; McGregor S; Dyda A; Mein J; Knox J; Maher L; Kaldor J; Guy R, 2017, 'Patient, staffing and health centre factors associated with annual testing for sexually transmissible infections in remote primary health centres.', Sexual Health, vol. 14, pp. 274 - 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH16123
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Hajarizadeh B; Grebely J; McManus H; Estes C; Razavi H; Gray RT; Alavi M; Amin J; McGregor S; Sievert W; Thompson A; Dore GJ, 2017, 'Chronic hepatitis C burden and care cascade in Australia in the era of interferon-based treatment', Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia), vol. 32, pp. 229 - 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jgh.13453
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Garton L; Dyda A; Guy R; Silver B; McGregor S; Hengel B; Rumbold A; Taylor-Thomson D; Knox J; Maher L; Kaldor J; Ward J, 2016, 'High chlamydia and gonorrhoea repeat positivity in remote Aboriginal communities 2009-2011: Longitudinal analysis of testing for re-infection at 3 months suggests the need for more frequent screening', Sexual Health, vol. 13, pp. 568 - 574, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH16025
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Ward JS; Dyda A; McGregor S; Rumbold A; Garton L; Donovan B; Kaldor JM; Guy RJ, 2016, 'Low HIV testing rates among people with a sexually transmissible infection diagnosis in remote aboriginal communities', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 205, pp. 168 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja15.01392
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Skye McGregor
    McGregor S; henderson KJ; Kaldor JM, 2015, 'Capacity building in longitudinal HIV research', The Lancet Global Health, vol. 3, pp. e18 - e19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70352-3
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Hengel B; Guy R; Garton L; Ward J; Rumbold A; Taylor-Thomson D; Silver B; McGregor S; Dyda A; Knox J; Kaldor J; Maher L, 2015, 'Barriers and facilitators of sexually transmissible infection testing in remote Australian Aboriginal communities: Results from the Sexually Transmitted Infections in Remote Communities, Improved and Enhanced Primary Health Care (STRIVE) Study', Sexual Health, vol. 12, pp. 4 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH14080
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Silver BJ; Guy RJ; Wand H; Ward J; Rumbold AR; Fairley CK; Donovan B; Maher L; Dyda A; Garton L; Hengel B; Knox J; McGregor S; Taylor-Thomson D; Kaldor JM, 2015, 'Incidence of curable sexually transmissible infections among adolescents and young adults in remote Australian Aboriginal communities: Analysis of longitudinal clinical service data', Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 91, pp. 135 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2014-051617
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Guy R; Ward J; Wand H; Rumbold A; Garton L; Hengel B; Silver B; Taylor-Thomson D; Knox J; McGregor S; Dyda A; Fairley C; Maher L; Donovan B; Kaldor J, 2015, 'Coinfection with Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Trichomonas vaginalis: A crosssectional analysis of positivity and risk factors in remote Australian Aboriginal communities', Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 91, pp. 201 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2014-051535
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Hengel B; Maher L; Garton L; Ward J; Rumbold A; Taylor-Thomson D; Silver B; Mcgregor S; Dyda A; Knox J; Kaldor J; Guy R, 2015, 'Reasons for delays in treatment of bacterial sexually transmissible infections in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia: A qualitative study of healthcentre staff', Sexual Health, vol. 12, pp. 341 - 347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH14240
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Martin L; Thng C; Wand H; McNulty A; Foster R; McGregor S, 2015, 'O12.3 Multicultural survey – 20 years on: trends in chinese and thai female sex worker demographics and sexual health in sydney', Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 91, pp. A51.2 - A51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.144
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Martin L; Thng C; Wand H; McNulty A; Foster R; McGregor S, 2015, 'P14.24 Multicultural survey – asian female sex worker demographics, migration and sexual health in sydney', Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 91, pp. A207.1 - A207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.536
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Guy R; Ward J; Wand H; Rumbold A; Garton L; Hengel B; Silver B; Taylor-Thomson D; Knox J; McGregor S; Dyda A; Fairley C; Maher L; Donovan B; Kaldor J; STRIVE Investigator Group , 2015, 'Coinfection with Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Trichomonas vaginalis: a cross-sectional analysis of positivity and risk factors in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.', Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Skye McGregor
    McGregor S; Henderson KJ; Kaldor JM, 2014, 'How are health research priorities set in low and middle income countries? A systematic review of published reports', PloS one, vol. 9, pp. e108787, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0108787
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Ward J; Guy R; Garton L; Silver B; Taylor-Thomson D; Hengel B; Knox J; McGregor S; Rumbold A; Kaldor J, 2013, 'P6.007 Addressing Endemic Rates of STI in Remote Aboriginal Communities in Australia Using Quality Improvement as a Key Strategy: The STRIVE Study', Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 89, pp. A371.3 - A372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2013-051184.1161
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Ward J; McGregor S; Guy RJ; Rumbold AR; Garton L; Silver BJ; Taylor-Thomson D; Hengel B; Knox J; Dyda A; Law MG; Wand H; Donovan B; Fairley CK; Skov S; Ah Chee D; Boffa J; Glance D; McDermott R; Maher L; Kaldor JM, 2013, 'STI in remote communities: Improved and enhanced primary health care (STRIVE) study protocol: A cluster randomised controlled trial comparing 'usual practice' STI care to enhanced care in remote primary health care services in Australia', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-13-425
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Skye McGregor
    McGregor S; Tachedjian G; Haire BG; Kaldor JM, 2013, 'The seventh (and last?) International Microbicides Conference: From discovery to delivery', Sexual Health, vol. 10, pp. 240 - 245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH12211
  • Reports | 2021
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Grulich A; Bavinton B; Stoove M; Wright E; Treloar C; Cogle A; O'Donnell D; Doyle M; Firzgerald L; Goodbun R; Holas N; Holt M; Keen P; Kelleher A; Lewin S; Lobo R; McGregor S; McMahon J; Monaghan R; Moss P; Ong J; Parkhill N; Paynter H; Power J; Russell D; Ruth S; Gray R, 2021, Agenda 2025 Ending HIV Transmission in Australia: Technical paper on science, trends and targets June 2021, Sydney, https://www.afao.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Agenda-25-Technical-Paper.pdf
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Aung E; Chan C; McGregor S; Holt M; Grulich A; Bavinton B, 2020, Identifying gaps in achieving the elimination of HIV transmission among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Australia: The Gaps Project Report, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5f9f3f288a6ae
    Reports | 2018
    Dr Skye McGregor
    King J; McGregor S; McManus H; Gray R; Guy R, 2018, HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia annual surveillance report 2018, Sydney: Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney
    Reports | 2018
    Dr Skye McGregor
    King J; McGregor S; McManus H; Gray R; Guy R, 2018, HIV in Australia Annual surveillance short report 2018, Sydney: Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney
    Reports | 2017
    Dr Skye McGregor
    McGregor S; Mlambo E; Gunaratnam P; Wilson D; Guy R, 2017, HIV Knowledge, Risk Behaviour and Testing: A community survey in people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Sydney
    Reports | 2016
    Dr Skye McGregor
    McGregor S; McManus H; Gray RT, 2016, 2016 Annual Surveillance Report of HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs, The Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia, http://kirby.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/hiv/resources/SERP_2016-Annual-Surveillance-Report_UPD170116.pdf
    Reports | 2016
    Dr Skye McGregor
    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 Skye McGregor
    McGregor S; McManus H; Gray R; Costello J, 2015, HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia Annual Surveillance Report 2015, http://kirby.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/hiv/resources/ASR2015_v5.pdf
    Reports | 2015
    Dr Skye McGregor
    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
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Hengel B; Causer L; Bright A; McManus H; McGregor S; Donovan B; Ward J; Guy R, 2021, 'P162 Increasing trends of infectious syphilis in women of childbearing age in Australia', in Poster presentations, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, presented at Abstracts for the STI & HIV World Congress, July 14–17 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2021-sti.264
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Di Ciaccio PR; Jin F; Law M; Van Leeuwen M; Grulich A; Amin J; Vajdic C; McGregor S; Polizzotto MN, 2020, 'The Role of Lymphomas in Subsequent Primary Cancers in People with HIV/AIDS: An Australian National Population-Based Data Linkage Study', in BLOOD, AMER SOC HEMATOLOGY, http://dx.doi.org/10.1182/blood-2020-139012
    Conference Posters | 2019
    Dr Skye McGregor
    Whitford K; Callander D; Watchirs Smith L; Guy R; Kong M; Ward J; Donovan B; McManus H; Bell S; McGregor S; Menon A; Russell D; O'Connor C, 2019, 'Rising gonorrhoea rates among Australian women: Increased testing isn’t the whole story', Perth, Australia, presented at Australasian Sexual Health Conference, Perth, Australia, 16 September 2019 - 18 September 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Dr Skye McGregor
    McGregor S; Ward J; Guy R; Dyda A; Garton L; Rumbold A; Taylor Thomson D; Silver B; Hengel B; Kaldor J, 2014, 'Comparing prevalence of sexually transmitted infections using two methods: usual testing and a prevalence study', presented at 2014 Australasian Sexual Health Conference, Sydney, 10 October 2014

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