Award for Sexual Health research

Angus Morgan

18 September, 2015

Dr Deborah Bateson presents the ASHA Mid-Career Interdisciplinary Achiever Award to Dr Megan Lim

Burnet’s Head of Sexual Health Research, Dr Megan Lim has been honoured with the 2015 Australasian Sexual Health Alliance (ASHA) Mid-Career Interdisciplinary Achiever Award in recognition of her impactful research.

The award was presented by ASHA Chair, Dr Deborah Bateson at the closing ceremony of the 2015 World STI & HIV Congress in Brisbane.

“Megan’s work with social media and mobile technologies in relation to the sexual development of young people and, more recently, sex workers in Kenya, demonstrates outstanding collaborative leadership and advocacy in the field of sexual health,” Dr Bateson said.

“Megan’s work is truly interdisciplinary with proven impact at community, service delivery and policy levels and we wish her well in her career over the coming years.”

Dr Lim said she was surprised and delighted to receive the award.

“Interdisciplinary programs and research are such an important aspect of sexual health and it is great that ASHA have recognised this with their new award,” Dr Lim said.

“I would like to thank all of my fantastic colleagues at the Burnet Institute, Sexual Health Society of Victoria, and elsewhere for their support of my work.

“ASHA is a fantastic organisation and this year’s conference was particularly exciting as it joined with the World STI & HIV Congress.

“There was some groundbreaking research presented from around the world and an excellent opportunity to meet with past, present, and future collaborators.

The prize is a one-year journal subscription to Sexual Health.

Contact Details

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Associate Professor Megan SC Lim

Deputy Program Director, Disease Elimination; Head, Young People’s Health




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