Dr Nicole Allard is a PhD student in the Epidemiology Unit, researching how people living with hepatitis B access care across the Australian health system. She is also a general practitioner at cohealth with an interest in refugee health, health literacy and hepatitis B. She has past experience working overseas in Cambodia in HIV prevention and in remote Aboriginal communities. She has represented the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) on various state committees, is a member of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) and is a board member of Hepatitis Victoria.
Nicole completed her Masters in Public Health in 2012 and undertook a pilot research project that formed the basis of the Hepatitis B Mapping Project funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. She was awarded an Australian postgraduate scholarship for her PhD studies. In 2014, she was a co-editor of ‘B Positive: a guide for Primary Care’. In 2015, she published the first Australian cascade of care for hepatitis B and was awarded a travel scholarship to attend the International Liver Congress of the European Association for the Study of the Liver to present her research findings.
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.