Better Clinical and Self-Management for People Living with Chronic Infections and Co-Morbidity

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Promotion of better clinical and self-management for people living with chronic infections and co-morbidity; and monitoring and evaluation of complex behavioural change programs to promote health and wellbeing.

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Competitive advantage

  • Cross-disciplinary expertise in public health and social psychology
  • Cross-cultural research into sexual minority groups in the Asia Pacific Region
  • Research engagement in disease self-management and health service across infectious and non-communicable diseases


  • Policy advocacy, mobilisation and empowerment of individuals and communities often marginalised due to being LGBTI and/or culturally and linguistically diverse
  • Healthcare service and system reorientation to improve patient-centred care and coordination between primary health care, specialist service and community support

Successful outcomes

  • Ongoing engagement with the Commonwealth and state/territory departments of Health in HIV/STI-related behavioural surveillance, particularly among Asian migrants
  • Expert committee member on communicable disease (HIV, STI and hepatitis B/C) monitoring at the Commonwealth and NSW Health
  • Research consultations for government and non-government organisations on improving service engagement, delivery and impact

Capabilities and facilities

  • Mixed-method evaluation
  • Interdisciplinary team
  • Established and ongoing collaborations with the Kirby Institute; NeuRA; Centre for Applied Medical Research, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney; the George Institute Sydney & Beijing

Our partners

  • Australian Department of Health
  • NSW Ministry of Health
  • ACT Health
  • ACON
  • Positive Life NSW
  • Bobby Goldsmith Foundation
  • NSW Local Land Services