Professor Adrian Mindel
Professor of Sexual Health Medicine, Director, STI Research Centre (STIRC)
C24 - Westmead Hospital
Adrian Mindel is the Professor of Sexual Health Medicine, University of Sydney and was Director of the Sexually Transmitted Infections Research Centre (STIRC) from 2000 to 2011. [More...]
Adrian Mindel is the Professor of Sexual Health Medicine, University of Sydney and was Director of the Sexually Transmitted Infections Research Centre (STIRC) from 2000 to 2011.
He is a Member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on AIDS Strategy - NSW Health Department, and Chairman of the Australian Herpes Management Forum.
Adrian's expertise includes the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), in particular the viral STIs including genital herpes and human papillomavirus infection (HPV) and the use of barrier contraception for the prevention of STIs, the interaction between HIV and STIs, the social and political impact of STIs, and the development and use of vaccines for the prevention of STIs.
Adrian has also written or co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts, numerous book chapters, editorials and other miscellaneous publications. In addition, he has written or edited several books. He is on the editorial board of several international journals. [Hide detail]
Adrian Mindels research interests include the epidemiology, treatment, diagnosis and psychosexual implications of the viral sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in particular the Herpes simplex viruses (HSV) and the Human papillomaviruses; the social and political determinants and implications of STIs; prevention of STIs in particular condoms, circumcision and microbicides; STIs in vulnerable communities including migrants, refugees, culturally and linguistically diverse populations, commercial sex workers and men who have sex with men; the use of the internet and social media for STI prevention and health promotion; the epidemiology and control of chlamydia and the management of STIs in general practice.
Adrian Mindel is involved in large number educational activities. First, I have been involve with the developed and implementation of an innovative and interactive program for sexual health teaching for the graduate medical program at the University encompassing lectures, tutorials, clinical skills workshops and clinical teaching. From 1992 to 2011 I oversaw the extensive postgraduate teaching program mainly through the Master of Medicine/Science - STDs/HIV (University of Sydney) degree course. The Master of Medicine/Science - STDs/HIV degree course attracts medical and science graduates, laboratory scientists and public health practitioners from Australia and overseas. Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, interactive websites, clinical placements and laboratory attachments. Using these methods, students can learn about the whole spectrum of these conditions, from molecules to prevention strategies. I am also involved with teaching GPs.