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
- STI treatments and pharmacokinetics
- Adolescent healthcare in general practice
- Online STI services
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)
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).
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.
- Australian Chlamydia Control Effectiveness Pilot - ACCEPt
- Removal of Financial Incentives Trial: ACCEPt-able
- Diagnosis and management of pelvic inflammatory disease in Australia
- Rectal Treatment Study (RTS)
- Sexual Health and Ageing, Perspectives and Education (SHAPE) Project
- Management of Chlamydia Cases in Australia (MoCCA)
- Sexual and Reproductive Health during COVID-19 (coronavirus)
- Optimisation of Treatments for STIs: Pharmacokinetics Study (STI-PK project)
- Rebate Adolescent Health (RAd Health)
- Developing a Youth-focused Online Clinic for STI testing
- Long-acting reversible contraception: what do people want to know?
- Enhanced syphilis management in general practice
- The role of heterosexual men in contraception decision-making and pregnancy prevention
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For further information about this research, please contact Unit Head Professor Jane Hocking
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