The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales
Research Field: Sexual Health
Professor Rebecca Guy’s research focuses on the implementation and evaluation of public health interventions related to HIV and sexually transmissible infections (STIs).
The central goal of Rebecca’s work is to reduce the social and economic health burden of HIV and STIs, which requires extensive and effective engagement with policy makers, stakeholders and the general public.
As an example of her positive impact on policy, Rebecca implemented the first research on point-of-care testing for gonorrhoea and chlamydia in remote Aboriginal communities, subsequently expanded across Northern Australia and now recommended in the National STI Strategy.
At an international level, Professor Guy engages with policy makers through membership on the World Health Organization Guidelines Development Group for HIV self-testing. At a national level, she was a member of the Australian Government’s key advisory body on the national response and management of blood borne viruses and STIs.
Professor Rebecca Guy was awarded her PhD by Monash University in 2008 and is currently Professor with the Faculty of Medicine and Head of the Surveillance Evaluation and Research Program at The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales.