My major research interests focus on public health and sexual health service research in the UK setting, latterly focussing on eHealth and opportunities for increasing access to screening and treatment within sexual health, methods of improving partner notification (methods of improving treatment of sex partners of people with STIs in order to improve individual health & public health control of infection in the community). A recent focus of my work has been within the eSTI2 Consortium, which aims to develop new diagnostic technologies and remote management systems for people with STIs using modern communication technologies. My work is highly collaborative and I have developed effective research collaborations with a network of multidisciplinary clinicians and researchers across the UK and overseas in Australia.
My current interests group into four areas:
- Health services research: methods of improving outcomes of partner notification, strategies for increasing STI screening uptake in men, regulation of novel diagnostics & care pathways for remote STI care
- Public health related to STIs & HIV: public health tools for optimal service configuration, STI & HIV screening outside specialist setting
- Development of online management systems for common bacterial STIs