2015 World STI & HIV Congress and Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference

Professor Margaret Hellard is Head of the Centre for Population Health at the Burnet Institute, Head of Hepatitis Services in the Infectious Diseases Unit at The Alfred Hospital and an Adjunct Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology at Monash University.

Margaret’s principal research interests are in preventing the transmission and improving the management of blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections. She has considerable experience in undertaking multidisciplinary community based research involving people who inject drugs (PWID), men who have sex with men and other vulnerable populations.

Margaret is a Principal Investigator of the TAP Study, a world first study examining the efficacy hepatitis C treatment as prevention in PWID, using a community based social network approach.

Margaret is a member of numerous advisory committees and working groups on viral hepatitis and HIV within Australia and globally; she is currently the co-chair of the WHO Guideline Development Group for Hepatitis Testing.