Researcher

Dr Bridget Gabrielle Haire

My Expertise

HIV prevention, public health ethics, research ethics, medical ethics, human rights, ethical issues in sexual and reproductive health.

Fields of Research (FoR)

Bioethics (human and animal), Public Health and Health Services

Biography

Bridget Haire is a senior research fellow at the Kirby Institute, and an associate of the Australian Human Rights Institute. She lectures in public health and medical ethics. Prior to academia, Bridget worked in HIV and sexual and reproductive health for more than 20 years as a journalist, editor, policy analyst and advocate. She is a former consultant for the Australia-China Human Rights Technical Co-operation Program on sexual and...view more

Bridget Haire is a senior research fellow at the Kirby Institute, and an associate of the Australian Human Rights Institute. She lectures in public health and medical ethics. Prior to academia, Bridget worked in HIV and sexual and reproductive health for more than 20 years as a journalist, editor, policy analyst and advocate. She is a former consultant for the Australia-China Human Rights Technical Co-operation Program on sexual and reproductive health rights for the Australian Human Rights Commission. From 2015-18 Bridget was President of Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) and a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections. She also served on the Data Safety Monitoring Board for the South African HIV prevention study CAPRISA 008 as a medical ethicist, and is the medical ethicist on the NSW HIV Assessment Panel for People who Put Others at Risk of HIV. Her research interests are ethical issues in infectious disease control with an emphasis on underserved or marginalised populations, gender, and sexual and reproductive health.


My Qualifications

PhD, MBioeth (Hons)


My Research Activities

I am currently leading a study on experiences in hotel quarantine. I also have ongoing roles in research on Aboriginal sexual health, blood donor selection and screening, and sexual health in LGBTIQ+ populations.


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

ILP, PhD

Research ethics in infectious diseases and sexual health

HIV prevention qualitative projects

Projects on human rights, refugees and/or asylum seekers


Currently supervising

PhD

HIV biomedical prevention

Abortion access in Pacific Island nations

Blood donor selection and screening policy

ILP

 

 


My Engagement

 Article title: Blaming the ‘worried well’ for long COVID testing queues won’t help anxious South Australians. This will

Engagements:
Media
Contact name:
ABC news radio
Outcome:
Radio interview https://www.abc.net.au/radio/newsradio/concerns-people-with-mild-covid-symptoms/12913902
 

 

Article title: Why some people don't want to take a COVID-19 test

Engagements:
Media
Contact name:
State and national radio interview
Outcome:
I did several radio interviews, including in SA and WA
 

November 19, 2020. Article title: Why some people don't want to take a COVID-19 test

Engagements:
Media
Contact name:
several radio stations contacted each of us.
Outcome:
I did several radio interviews, including in SA and WA and I believe Jane did too.
 
May 12, 2020. ABC radio national Law Report

Guests: Dr Bridget Haire, bio-ethicist, Kirby Institute for the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, UNSW

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lawreport/covid-19-and-police-powers/12165854

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My Teaching

I currently convene two course in the School of Population Health:

Ethics in public health (undergraduate)

Ethics and law in public health (postgraduate)

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Location

Room 617
Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building
Kensington Campus

Contact

+61 (0)2 9385 1227
+61 (0)2 9385 0920