HIV researcher honoured
Prominent HIV researcher Dr Christopher Duncombe from Sydney has been made a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday awards.
Dr Duncombe was awarded the AM for service to medicine, particularly in the fields of HIV and infectious diseases, both in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Clinical Trials Coordinator and Head Physician, HIV-NAT, Netherlands Australia Thailand Research Collaboration, since 2007; Staff Physician, since 1997.
Visiting Medical Officer, St Vincent’s Public Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospice, and Sydney’s Scottish Hospital, 1980s.
Current Senior Consultant, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva; Consultant, South East Asia Regional Office, WHO, 2001, Consultant, Western Pacific Regional Office, WHO, 1999.
Senior Program Adviser, Comprehensive International Program for Research on AIDS, US National Institutes of Health, since 2005.
Member, Vaccines Working Group, National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research.
Member, Tuberculosis Advisory Committee, Eastern Sydney Area Health Service, 1994-1998; Member, Hepatitis A Advisory Committee.
Member, Preventative and Community Medicine Committee, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 1993-1996.
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW, 2002; Mentor of senior medical students, Department of Community Medicine; Lecturer, since 1998.
Developed Training of Trainers Program, Fogarty International Center, since 2003.
Author, TB/HIV Co-infection E-newsletter; published quarterly by Stop TB Department, WHO, Geneva.
Author, Antiretroviral newsletter; published bi-annually by Western Pacific WHO, since 1999.
Member, Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, since 1990.