Sexual Health

Research Overview

The Sexual Health Unit carries out research in sexual and reproductive health. We are internationally recognised experts in sexual health and sexually transmissible infections (STI) research and have national and international collaborations with experts from sexual health medicine, general practice, microbiology, mathematical modelling, economic evaluation and implementation science.

Our current projects relate to:
- Prevention and control of STIs, particularly chlamydia
- Evaluation of complex sexual health interventions in general practice
- Sexual health care access in rural communities
- Contraception and reproductive health
- Sexual health and ageing

We have been at the forefront of research to develop, implement and evaluate innovative interventions in sexual health/family planning clinics and general practice. Our work has influenced national and international policy related to STI prevention and control.


Professor Jane Hocking (unit head)

Amie Bingham

Cassie Caddy

Jacqueline Coombe

Jane Goller

Michelle King

Dr Fabian Kong

Andrew Lau

Dr Sue Malta

Tiffany Rose

Alaina Vaisey

Dr Caroline van Gemert

Dr Lenka Vodstrcil

Dr Cathy Watson

Dr Henrietta Williams


National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australian Government Department of Health, NSW Health, Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services, University of Melbourne, Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative (HARI).

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD students, Honours students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.