Bridget Draper

Research Assistant


Bridget works as a Research Assistant in the Disease Elimination Program, with a specific focus on viral hepatitis projects. She works on the Eliminate Hepatitis C Partnership Project and the Prime Study. She also works on the community-based hepatitis C testing and treatment project (CT2 Study) and QuickStart Evaluation project in Myanmar.

Bridget completed a Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) at RMIT and her honours in Health Sciences through Monash University at the Burnet Institute. Her honours project focussed on acceptability of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among men who have sex with men in Myanmar.

In 2019, Bridget will commence her PhD exploring how to provide hepatitis C testing and treatment in resource-constrained settings using implementation science and health service delivery research methods. It will evaluate hepatitis C treatment programs in specialist and primary care settings in Myanmar to assess acceptability, requirements for scale-up and utility of an electronic medical records system; complemented by a systematic review to establish the variety and impact of simplified clinical pathways for hepatitis C care.


  • 2014: Bachelor of Arts (International Studies), RMIT, Australia
  • 2015: Honours (Health Sciences), Monash University, Australia

Projects (6)

Current (5)

  • EC Partnership: Eliminate Hepatitis C Partnership

  • Feasibility and Outcomes of the Public Sector Hepatitis C Treatment Program in Myanmar

  • Hepatitis C: Community Testing and Treatment (CT2)

  • SHARP: Sexual Health And Risk Prevention Study

  • The elimination of hepatitis C as a global public health threat

Publications (23)

2022 (3)

2021 (5)

2020 (5)

2019 (1)

2018 (6)

2017 (2)

2016 (1)

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2018 (1)

2017 (1)

2016 (1)