Skye McGregor

Research Staff Level B

Dr Skye McGregor is an epidemiologist whose work focuses on surveillance and prevention of sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses. She leads production of the national sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses annual surveillance reports for Australia. These reports provide a comprehensive analysis of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia. Over the past 10 years Skye has also been involved in a number of important research projects at the Kirby Institute, including a cluster randomised trial of best practice STI care in remote Aboriginal communities, a community-based HIV knowledge and attitudes survey in culturally and linguistically diverse groups, a government-funded evaluation of the Australian HPV vaccination program, and a World Health Organization funded review of the global epidemiology and diseases associations of HTLV-1. She completed her PhD in 2015, which focused on research capacity building in low- and middle-income countries. Dr McGregor currently supervises two doctoral candidates and has supervised to completion a Master of Public Health student. She also has extensive experience in mentoring junior researchers both in Australia and internationally, in Cambodia and Indonesia.

publications

Journal articles
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Schierhout G; McGregor S; Gessain A; Einsiedel L; Martinello M; Kaldor J, 2020, 'Association between HTLV-1 infection and adverse health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies', The Lancet Infectious Diseases, vol. 20, pp. 133 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30402-5
2020
Marukutira T; Gunaratnam P; Douglass C; Jamil MS; McGregor S; Guy R; Gray RT; Spelman T; Horyniak D; Higgins N; Giele C; Crowe SM; Stoove M; Hellard M; Wang L, 2020, 'Trends in late and advanced HIV diagnoses among migrants in Australia; Implications for progress on Fast-Track targets: A retrospective observational study', Medicine (United States), vol. 99, pp. e19289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000019289
2020
Whitford K; Callander D; Smith LW; Guy R; Kong M; Ward J; Donovan B; McManus H; Bell S; McGregor S; Menon A; Russell D; O'Connor CC, 2020, 'Two Distinct Gonorrhea Trends and Risk Factors among Women in Australia', Sexually Transmitted Diseases, vol. 47, pp. 34 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001086
2020
Whitford K; Callander D; Smith LW; Guy R; Kong M; Ward J; Donovan B; McManus H; Bell S; McGregor S; Menon A; Russell D; OʼConnor CC; ACCESS collaboration , 2020, 'Two Distinct Gonorrhea Trends and Risk Factors Among Women in Australia.', Sex Transm Dis, vol. 47, pp. 34 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001086
2020
Gray RT; Callander D; Hocking JS; McGregor S; McManus H; Dyda A; Moreira C; Braat S; Hengel B; Ward J; Wilson DP; Donovan B; Kaldor JM; Guy RJ, 2020, 'Population-level diagnosis and care cascade for chlamydia in Australia', Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 96, pp. 131 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2018-053801
2020
Ward J; Guy RJ; Rumbold AR; McGregor S; Wand H; McManus H; Dyda A; Garton L; Hengel B; Silver BJ; Taylor-Thomson D; Knox J; Donovan B; Law M; Maher L; Fairley CK; Skov S; Ryder N; Moore E; Mein J; Reeve C; Ah Chee D; Boffa J; Kaldor JM, 2019, 'Strategies to improve control of sexually transmissible infections in remote Australian Aboriginal communities: a stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised trial', The Lancet Global Health, vol. 7, pp. e1553 - e1563, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(19)30411-5
2019
Nunez CA; Morris A; Teutsch SM; McGregor S; Brotherton J; Novakovic D; Rawlinson W; Jones CA; Thorley BR; Elliott EJ, 2019, 'Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit Annual Report 2018', Communicable diseases intelligence (2018), vol. 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.33321/cdi.2019.43.53
2019
Whitford K; Callander D; Smith LW; Guy R; Kong M; Ward J; Donovan B; McManus H; Bell S; McGregor S; Menon A; Russell D; O'Connor CC; ACCESS collaboration , 2019, 'TWO DISTINCT GONORRHOEA TRENDS AND RISK FACTORS AMONG WOMEN IN AUSTRALIA.', Sexually transmitted diseases, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/olq.0000000000001086
2019
Gunaratnam P; Heywood AE; McGregor S; Jamil MS; McManus H; Mao L; Lobo R; Brown G; Hellard M; Marukutira T; Bretaña NA; Lang C; Medland N; Bavinton B; Grulich A; Guy R, 2019, 'HIV diagnoses in migrant populations in Australia—A changing epidemiology', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212268
2019
Jin F; Vajdic CM; Law M; Amin J; Van Leeuwen M; McGregor S; Poynten IM; Templeton DJ; Grulich AE, 2019, 'Incidence and time trends of anal cancer among people living with HIV in Australia', AIDS, vol. 33, pp. 1361 - 1368, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000002218
2019
Chapin-Bardales J; Schmidt AJ; Guy RJ; Kaldor JM; McGregor S; Sasse A; Archibald C; Rank C; Casabona Barbarà J; Folch C; Vives N; Cowan SA; Cazein F; Velter A; an der Heiden M; Gunsenheimer-Bartmeyer B; Marcus U; Op de Coul ELM; van Sighem A; Aldir I; Cortes Martins H; Berglund T; Velicko I; Gebhardt M; Delpech V; Hughes G; Nardone A; Hall HI; Johnson AS; Sullivan PS, 2018, 'Trends in human immunodeficiency virus diagnoses among men who have sex with men in North America, Western Europe, and Australia, 2000–2014', Annals of Epidemiology, vol. 28, pp. 874 - 880, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2018.09.006
2018
McGregor S; Saulo D; Brotherton J; Liu B; Phillips S; Skinner SR; Luey M; Oliver L; Stewart M; Tabrizi SN; Garland S; Kaldor JM, 2018, 'Decline in prevalence of human papillomavirus infection following vaccination among Australian Indigenous women, a population at higher risk of cervical cancer: The VIP-I study', Vaccine, vol. 36, pp. 4311 - 4316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.05.104
2018
Gunaratnam P; McManus H; Watchirs-Smith L; McGregor S; Callander D; Brown G; Lobo R; OʼConnor C; Hellard M; Medland N; Lewis D; Palmer C; Law M; Gray R; Donovan B; Guy R, 2018, 'People Born in Non-Main English Speaking Countries Are Less Likely to Start HIV Treatment Early in Australia: A National Cohort Analysis, 2014-15', Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), vol. 77, pp. e31 - e34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000001585
2018
Hengel B; Bell S; Garton L; Ward J; Rumbold A; Taylor-Thomson D; Silver B; McGregor S; Dyda A; Knox J; Guy R; Maher L; Kaldor JM; McDermott R; Skov S; Boffa J; Chee DA; Law M; Fairley C; Donovan B; Glance D, 2018, 'Perspectives of primary health care staff on the implementation of a sexual health quality improvement program: A qualitative study in remote aboriginal communities in Australia', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3024-y
2018
Ward J; McManus H; McGregor S; Hawke K; Giele C; Su JY; McDonald A; Guy R; Donovan B; Kaldor JM, 2018, 'HIV incidence in Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in Australia: a population-level observational study', The Lancet HIV, vol. 5, pp. e506 - e514, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(18)30135-8
2018
Hajarizadeh B; Grebely J; McManus H; Estes C; Razavi H; Gray RT; Alavi M; Amin J; McGregor S; Sievert W; Thompson A; Dore GJ, 2017, 'Chronic hepatitis C burden and care cascade in Australia in the era of interferon-based treatment', Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Australia), vol. 32, pp. 229 - 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jgh.13453
2017
Hengel B; Wand H; Ward J; Rumbold A; Garton L; Taylor-Thomson D; Silver B; McGregor S; Dyda A; Mein J; Knox J; Maher L; Kaldor J; Guy R, 2017, 'Patient, staffing and health centre factors associated with annual testing for sexually transmissible infections in remote primary health centres.', Sexual Health, vol. 14, pp. 274 - 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH16123
2017
Garton L; Dyda A; Guy R; Silver B; McGregor S; Hengel B; Rumbold A; Taylor-Thomson D; Knox J; Maher L; Kaldor J; Ward J, 2016, 'High chlamydia and gonorrhoea repeat positivity in remote Aboriginal communities 2009-2011: Longitudinal analysis of testing for re-infection at 3 months suggests the need for more frequent screening', Sexual Health, vol. 13, pp. 568 - 574, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH16025
2016
Ward JS; Dyda A; McGregor S; Rumbold A; Garton L; Donovan B; Kaldor JM; Guy RJ, 2016, 'Low HIV testing rates among people with a sexually transmissible infection diagnosis in remote aboriginal communities', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 205, pp. 168 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja15.01392
2016
McGregor S; henderson KJ; Kaldor JM, 2015, 'Capacity building in longitudinal HIV research', The Lancet Global Health, vol. 3, pp. e18 - e19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70352-3
2015
Hengel B; Maher L; Garton L; Ward J; Rumbold A; Taylor-Thomson D; Silver B; Mcgregor S; Dyda A; Knox J; Kaldor J; Guy R, 2015, 'Reasons for delays in treatment of bacterial sexually transmissible infections in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia: A qualitative study of healthcentre staff', Sexual Health, vol. 12, pp. 341 - 347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH14240
2015
Hengel B; Guy R; Garton L; Ward J; Rumbold A; Taylor-Thomson D; Silver B; McGregor S; Dyda A; Knox J; Kaldor J; Maher L, 2015, 'Barriers and facilitators of sexually transmissible infection testing in remote Australian Aboriginal communities: Results from the Sexually Transmitted Infections in Remote Communities, Improved and Enhanced Primary Health Care (STRIVE) Study', Sexual Health, vol. 12, pp. 4 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH14080
2015
Silver BJ; Guy RJ; Wand H; Ward J; Rumbold AR; Fairley CK; Donovan B; Maher L; Dyda A; Garton L; Hengel B; Knox J; McGregor S; Taylor-Thomson D; Kaldor JM, 2015, 'Incidence of curable sexually transmissible infections among adolescents and young adults in remote Australian Aboriginal communities: Analysis of longitudinal clinical service data', Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 91, pp. 135 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2014-051617
2015
Guy R; Ward J; Wand H; Rumbold A; Garton L; Hengel B; Silver B; Taylor-Thomson D; Knox J; McGregor S; Dyda A; Fairley C; Maher L; Donovan B; Kaldor J, 2015, 'Coinfection with Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Trichomonas vaginalis: A crosssectional analysis of positivity and risk factors in remote Australian Aboriginal communities', Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 91, pp. 201 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2014-051535
2015
McGregor S; Henderson KJ; Kaldor JM, 2014, 'How are health research priorities set in low and middle income countries? A systematic review of published reports', PloS one, vol. 9, pp. e108787, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0108787
2014
Ward J; McGregor S; Guy RJ; Rumbold AR; Garton L; Silver BJ; Taylor-Thomson D; Hengel B; Knox J; Dyda A; Law MG; Wand H; Donovan B; Fairley CK; Skov S; Ah Chee D; Boffa J; Glance D; McDermott R; Maher L; Kaldor JM, 2013, 'STI in remote communities: Improved and enhanced primary health care (STRIVE) study protocol: A cluster randomised controlled trial comparing 'usual practice' STI care to enhanced care in remote primary health care services in Australia', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-13-425
2013
McGregor S; Tachedjian G; Haire BG; Kaldor JM, 2013, 'The seventh (and last?) International Microbicides Conference: From discovery to delivery', Sexual Health, vol. 10, pp. 240 - 245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH12211
2013
Conference Posters
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Whitford K; Callander D; Watchirs Smith L; Guy R; Kong M; Ward J; Donovan B; McManus H; Bell S; McGregor S; Menon A; Russell D; O'Connor C, 2019, 'Rising gonorrhoea rates among Australian women: Increased testing isn’t the whole story', Perth, Australia, presented at Australasian Sexual Health Conference, Perth, Australia, 16 September 2019 - 18 September 2019
2019
Reports
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King J; McGregor S; McManus H; Gray R; Guy R, 2018, HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia annual surveillance report 2018, Sydney: Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney
2018
King J; McGregor S; McManus H; Gray R; Guy R, 2018, HIV in Australia Annual surveillance short report 2018, Sydney: Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney
2018
Khawar L; Seed C; McGregor S; Guy R, 2016, Australian Blood Donors Surveillance Report 2016
2016
McGregor S; McManus H; Gray RT, 2016, 2016 Annual Surveillance Report of HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs, The Kirby Institute, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia, http://kirby.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/hiv/resources/SERP_2016-Annual-Surveillance-Report_UPD170116.pdf
2016
Seed C; Khawar L; McGregor S; Guy R, 2015, Transfusion-transmissible infections in Australia: 2015 Surveillance Report., The Kirby Institute, UNSW and The Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Sydney, Australia
2015
McGregor S; McManus H; Gray R; Costello J, 2015, HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia Annual Surveillance Report 2015, http://kirby.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/hiv/resources/ASR2015_v5.pdf
2015