SiREN is the WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network.
SiREN is coordinated by the Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research (WACHPR) and supported by the Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program (SHBBVP) in the WA Department of Health (WA Health).
SiREN aims to:
- promote and stimulate opportunities for collaboration between WA sexual health and blood‑borne virus service providers and researchers
- translate research findings into evidence-based practice
- foster links nationally with other sexual health and blood-borne virus research centres:
- Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS)
- Kirby Institute (formerly The National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research)
- Centre for Social Research in Health (CHSR).
The objectives of SiREN are to:
- identify sexual health and BBV research and evaluation projects for priority populations within WA
- develop partnerships between WA-based researchers, SHBBVP and the national sexual health and BBV research centres
- develop and enhance partnerships between government and non-government service providers, researchers and policy makers working towards the prevention and control of STIs and BBVs
- contribute to an evidence base to inform the Department of Health WA's policy and decision making for the prevention and control of STIs and BBVs within WA
- contribute to the national sexual health and BBV research agenda, in particular development of the national STI, hepatitis and HIV strategies 2014-2017.
Read more about SiREN (external site) – find out about member organisations, research projects and how you can become involved.
SiREN - Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network
SiREN Project Manager: Roanna Lobo
Phone: 9266 1101
SiREN Project Director: Maryanne Doherty
Phone: 9266 3707
Fax: 9266 2958
Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research
School of Public Health
GPO Box U1987, Bentley, PERTH WA 6845