Associate Professor James Ward
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Associate investigator

Associate Professor James Ward is  a Pitjantjatjara Nurrunga man, is the Head of Infectious Diseases Research Program-Aboriginal Health at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. He has progressed research in the areas of sexually transmissible infections (STIs), blood borne viruses (BBVs), vaccine preventable diseases and offender health. James is recognized as a key opinion leader on issues confronting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' health. He has led national research projects in Aboriginal health; sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses, including issues surrounding injecting drug use. His important work has made a significant impact over recent years, contributing to the development of national guidelines, as well as influencing policy and practice surrounding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' health in Australia.

James is the Leader of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Immunisation stream within the CRE. He works with Chief investigators Prof Kaldor, Dr Menzies and Professional Research Persons Dr Liu, Dr Snelling and Ms Joseph on Indigenous research within the CRE.

Associated Stream
Aboriginal and Torres Islander children