Health Services Research: Positive Ageing

Photo: Julian Elliott

Positive Ageing:

Understanding & responding to experiences of ageing by people living with HIV

Project leader: Dr Julian Elliott

Phone: +61 3 9076 6077



The overall goal of this project is to explore the impacts of ageing and increased burden of chronic disease on people with HIV in Victoria.

We will investigate social, community service and health system approaches to improve experiences of ageing in this population.

Information for Students: Research Opportunities

Please see below for project and contact details, or download the Department of Infectious Diseases Research Project Handout.

Please contact Dr Julian Elliott for potential research and study opportunities

Contact person: Dr Julian Elliott

Phone: +61 3 9076 6077


All other student inquiries:
Please contact Jasminka Sterjovski (Research Manager and Student Co-ordinator)


Staff Members:

Dr Julian Elliott
Project Leader

Dr Karalyn McDonald
Research Fellow

Steering committee:

Dr Julian Elliott - Head of Clinical Research, Alfred Infectious Diseases Unit.

Prof Jenny Hoy - Director of HIV Medicine, Alfred Hospital and Professor of Medicine, Monash University.

Assoc Prof Margaret Hellard - Head of the Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute and Head of Hepatitis Services, Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital.

Dr Mark Stoove - Senior Research Fellow and Head of the HIV and Sexual Health Program in the Centre for Population Health at the Burnet Institute; and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine.

Mr Matt Dixon - Executive Director of Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men’s Health Centre.

Prof Marian Pitts - Director of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University.

Dr Sean Slavin - Deputy Director and head of research at the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS.

Dr Edwina Wright - Burnet Institute, Monash University, Alfred Hospital.

Dr Olga Vujovic - Monash University, Alfred Hospital.

Ms Rebecca Matheson - Executive officer of Straight Arrows.