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Dr Fiona M Burns
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer
  • Infection & Population Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Dr Burns is a clinical senior lecturer at the Centre for Sexual Health & HIV Research and an honorary consultant, and inpatient clinical lead  in HIV medicine at the Royal Free Hospital. Her research interests include the social, behavioural and clinical dimensions of HIV/STI epidemiology, health care access and social inequalities, and migration and health.  Dr Burns 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).  She currently leads on the NIHR funded studies Haus (Feasibility and acceptability of home sampling kits to increase the uptake of HIV testing among black Africans in the United Kingdom)  and REACH (Retention and Engagement Across Care services for HIV positive patients) . Dr Burns is a co-lead on the Migrant Health work-package  within  the European network of HIV/AIDS cohort studies to coordinate European and International level Clinical Research on HIV/AIDS (Eurocoord).  Dr Burns 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 – Clinical Medicine Royal College of Physicians
1992 MB.ChB Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery – Clinical Medicine University of Otago
1989 BSc Bachelor of Science – Neurophysiology University of Otago
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