Researcher

My Expertise

Risk perceptions; prevention of blood-borne viruses including HIV, Hepatitis and other sexually transmissible infections, health promotion, monitoring and evaluation; infectious diseases prevention, treatment and care, mHealth

Fields of Research (FoR)

Health services and systems, Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment, Infectious diseases, Social determinants of health, Social psychology, Health promotion, Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance), Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified, Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment

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Biography

Dr Limin Mao is with the Centre for Social Research in Health.

Dr Mao has mastered sophisticated public health, social research and statistical skills.

She has extensive research experiences in the following domains:

  • promoting better clinical and self-management for people living with chronic infections and co-morbidity (e.g., HIV and HCV treatment initiation, uptake, refusal, and adherence, beliefs and practices in relation to treatment as...view more

Dr Limin Mao is with the Centre for Social Research in Health.

Dr Mao has mastered sophisticated public health, social research and statistical skills.

She has extensive research experiences in the following domains:

  • promoting better clinical and self-management for people living with chronic infections and co-morbidity (e.g., HIV and HCV treatment initiation, uptake, refusal, and adherence, beliefs and practices in relation to treatment as prevention)
  • adapting established behavioural surveillance in priority populations (gay and other men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people from Cultural and Linguistic Diverse (CALD) background) to inform prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and support for people with blood-borne viral infections (e.g., HIV, HCV); and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

My Grants

NHMRC/ARC

2021-2026 Enhancing behavioural surveillance to address gaps and disparities in Australia’s HIV response in a changing HIV epidemic, NHMRC Partnership APP2002625

2019-2024 Strengthening China’s essential public health package for hypertension and diabetes care in rural village clinics through meaningful use of health information systems, NHMRC Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD)-Scaling-up of evidence-based interventions for the prevention or management of hypertension and/or diabetes APP1169757

2018-2021 Reducing health disparities for culturally & linguistically diverse peoples, ARC Linkage Grant LP170100064

2017-2020 Developing and implementing systems to optimise treatment, care and support among people diagnosed with HIV, NHMRC Partnership Grant APP1134433

Government commissioned work:

Gay Asian Men Community Periodic Survey, Australian Government Department of Health & NSW Health

Resilient ageing and dying well among older people with HIV or chronic hepatitis B/C, Australian Government Department of Health

Sustaining NSW Families Program Evaluation NSW Health

Independent evaluator for the Home and Healthy Program, NSW Department of Communities and Justice

Landholders’ engagement under the new Land Management Code NSW Local Land Services

Evaluation of the STIPU Festivals Project, Take Blaktion and FSP project-level support, NSW Health


My Qualifications

PhD UNSW; MEdAdmin UNSW; MBBS MD, Fudan University, Shanghai


My Awards

ACADEMIC PROMOTION

Associate Professor, Arts and Social Sciences, 2017
Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 2011
Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 2005

AWARD

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW: Dean’s Award for Social Research Impact, 2014
Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM): Undergraduate and Junior Researcher Support Award in HIV and Hepatitis, 2002.


My Engagement

The Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM)

EXPERT REVIEWER FOR CONFERENCES AND GRANTS:

  • 20th International AIDS Conference, Melbourne, 20-25 July, 2014
  • 13th Social Research Conference on HIV, Hepatitis C and related diseases: promises & limitations: biomedical treatment and prevention in the real world, 20-21st February, 2014, Sydney. (& Conference Panel Chair)
  • 2013 Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference, 21-23 October, 2013, Darwin.
  • 2nd International HIV Social Sciences and Humanities Conference, 7-10 July 2013, Paris, France
  • The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant 2012
  • The Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships 2011-2012
  • 12th Social Research Conference on HIV, Hepatitis C and Related Diseases: Silence and articulation, Sydney, 12-13th April, 2012 (Member of the conference organising committee, panel chair and peer reviewer)
  • Population Health Congress Conference, Adelaide, 10-12 September, 2012
  • XIX International AIDS Conference, Washington DC, 22-27 July, 2012,
  • The Netherlands AIDS Fonds. 2011-2012
  • The US Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR) Developmental Grant Program, a collaboration between the International AIDS Society, the University of Washington and University of Alabama Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the Institute of Translational Health Sciences. 2010.
  • 20th Annual Australasian Society for HIV Medicine Conference (ASHM), 17-20 September 2008
  • XVII International AIDS Conference, Mexico City, 3-8 August 2008.
  • 4th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference, Sydney, 22-25 July 2007.
  • 7th International Congress on AIDS in Asian and the Pacific (ICAAP), Kobe, Japan, 1-5 July 2005

Media coverage about study findings:

  • Uptake of anti-retroviral therapy low in young gay men: 4th June 2014; UNSW News Room (http://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/social-affairs/uptake-anti-retroviral-therapy-low-young-gay-men)
  • Gay men pay more attention to sexual acts than HIV status: 13th June 2013; Gay News Network (http://gaynewsnetwork.com.au/news/national/11170-gay-men-pay-more-attention-to-sexual-acts-than-hiv-status.html)
  • Deciding what’s risky – Australian gay men pay more attention to the sexual act to their partner’s HIV status or viral load; 29th May 2013; AIDS Map (http://www.aidsmap.com/page/2664278/)
  • Changing attitudes about sex: International students going down and under: 13th May 2013; Melbourne’s International Student News Website (http://www.meldmagazine.com.au/2013/05/down-and-under/) and Chinese translation (http://edu.jwb.com.cn/art/2013/5/28/art_14755_2983565.html)
  • Listening to those not on treatment: 7th March 2013; NAPWA Positive Living (http://napwa.org.au/pl/2013/03/listening-to-those-not-on-treatment)
  • ASHM renews calls for review of criteria on when to start HIV treatment: 18th February 2013; ASHM media release (http://www.ashm.org.au/images/Media%20Releases/2013/ASHM_MediaRelease_TasP_130218.pdf)
  • Q&A with Dr Limin Mao: March 03 2013; ASHM (http://ashm.org.au/default2.asp?active_page_id=594)
  • Sense of immunity spreads HIV: 7th February 2013; Sydney Star Observer (http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/local-news/new-south-wales-news/2013/02/07/sense-of-immunity-spreads-hiv/96392)
  • Indonesian HIV workers visit Australia: 26th September 2012; AFAO (http://afaotalks.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/indonesian-hiv-workers-visit-australia.html)
  • The safety spectrum: Gay men use many ways to moderate their sexual risk: 18th September 2011; AIDS Map (http://www.aidsmap.com/The-safety-spectrum-gay-men-use-many-ways-to-moderate-their-sexual-risk/page/2079364/)
  • Circumcision’s HIV protection bottoms out: 14th August 2008; Sydney Star Observer (http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/local-news/new-south-wales-news/2008/08/14/circumcision%E2%80%99s-hiv-protection-bottoms-out/1126)

My Teaching

2012- Lecturer, together with Dr Max Hopwood, UNSW FASS School of Social Sciences, Social Science and Policy Project Semester 2 (SLSP 3002) [13-week course on public opinions on harm reduction services for 3rd-year undergraduates]
2011- Guest Lecturer, invited by the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney to its Master/Diploma of Medicine (STD/HIV) program SEXH5205.
2003 – 2008: Guest Lecturer, invited by the School of Social Work, to provide annual lectures to its second-year undergraduate course titled “Human Behaviour 2”, UNSW
2003 – 2008: Guest Lecturer, invited by the School of Public Health, Fudan University, P.R.China to provide annual lectures to its Master/PhD in Public Health candidates, sponsored by the US Ford Foundation.

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Location

307 Goodsell Building

Contact

9385 4482
9384 6455