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Dr Bridget Haire

The Kirby Institute
The Kirby Institute
+61 (0)2 9385 1227



Bridget Haire is an NHMRC early career fellow at the Kirby Institute, and lectures in public health and medical ethics.  Prior to academia she  worked in HIV and sexual and reproductive health for more than 20 years as a journalist, editor, policy analyst and advocate. Bridget is a member of the African-led Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium, and 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 she 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. Bridget’s research interests are ethical issues in infectious disease control with an emphasis on underserved or marginalised populations, gender, and sexual and reproductive health.


PhD, MBioeth (Hons)

Field of Research (FOR) Tag: 
Bioethics (human and animal)
Public Health and Health Services
Teaching & Supervision
I am available to supervise: 
Areas of supervision: 


Research ethics in infectious diseases and sexual health

HIV prevention qualitative projects

projects on human rights, refugees and/or asylum seekers

Currently supervising: 


HIV biomedical prevention

HIV PrEP adherence

Evaluation of HIV policy advocacy in Vietnam


Medical Advocacy for asylum seekers

Sexual health and international students

Sydney-based medical students’ experience of bullying and/or harassment in clinical settings


Supervision keywords: 
medical ethics
public health ethics
hiv prevention
sexuality and gender
Media & Expertise
Areas of expertise: 

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