Dr Nicole Allard is a post doctoral researcher and medical epidemiologist at VIDRL. She is also a general practitioner with a special interest in refugee health and hepatitis B treatment in primary care. Nicole is an honorary Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and is supervising masters and Phd students. She is working across several projects including; the surveillance for the national indicators for hepatitis B; a perinatal hepatitis B linkage and mapping project in collaboration with Victorian Department of Health and Human Services; and Hep LoGIC a primary care based intervention to improve the cascade fo care. She serves on various state and national committees.
Nicole's PhD (2018) explored the gaps in the cascade of care for Hepatitis B in Australia, components of which have informed national and local strategic responses. She has worked with extensively with the Australasian Society for HIV, viral hepatitis and STI Medicine (ASHM) developing and delivering education for/to general practitioners and developing a Hepatitis B curriculum for countries in the Asia Pacific region. She has participated in WHO scoping visits to Cambodia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Ben’s group focuses on viral hepatitis epidemiological research. The team undertakes a broad range of activities supporting local, national and global control of viral hepatitis, through surveillance, treatment and prevention initiatives, and training and regional capacity building.