Vanessa Veronese

PhD Candidate and NHMRC Postgraduate research scholar


Vanessa is public health professional with a background in HIV prevention, treatment and care in concentrated epidemics, particularly among younger cohorts of key affected populations.

She has demonstrated experience in designing, conducting and analysing research studies in a number of locations across the Asia Pacific as well as developing tools and reports that address important gaps in HIV-related strategic information and has extensive experience of working in international settings for large non-government organisation and various UN agencies including in Ghana, Cambodia, UK, USA, Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar and Thailand.

Vanessa’s PhD will look at the HIV epidemiology and risk behaviours among ‘hidden’ men who have sex with men (MSM) in Myanmar.


  • 2015 – present: PhD Candidate, Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University


  • 2011 Masters of International Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
  • 2006 Bachelor of Behavioural Health Science, University of Sydney


  • 2015 NHMRC Postgraduate scholarship
  • 2014 Partial Scholarship (registration) International AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia

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2019 (1)

2018 (2)

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2016 (2)

2015 (1)

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