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Dr Fiona M Burns
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer
  • Infection & Population Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Population Health Sciences
Dr Burns is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Sexual Health & HIV Research and an honorary consultant in HIV medicine at the Royal Free Hospital. She has over 10 years of research experience of HIV in African communities within the UK.  She was the lead on the study of newly diagnosed HIV infection amongst Africans in London (SONHIA) and was the Principle Investigator on the MRC-funded SALLEE project (Sexual attitudes & lifestyles of London’s Eastern Europeans). Dr Burns’s research interests include the social, behavioural and clinical dimensions of HIV/STI epidemiology, health care access and social inequalities, and migration and health. She has a particular interest in applied research and has recently completed a study assessing the acceptability, feasibility and cost effectiveness a new service model to reduce undiagnosed HIV infection. Dr Burns is a co-Investigator on the European network of HIV/AIDS cohort studies to coordinate European and Intenational level Clinical Research on HIV/AIDS (Eurocoord).  Dr Burns is Co-Chair of the African HIV Research Forum and heads the Migration, Ethnicity and Sexual Health programme (MESH) based at the Centre. MESH was established in 2002 to support research, training, and information exchange related to the sexual health of migrant and ethnic minority communities in Britain. 
Academic Background
1998 MRCP Member of the Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians
1992 MB.ChB Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery University of Otago
1989 BSc Bachelor of Science University of Otago
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