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The issue: The Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network (SiREN) supports service providers, researchers and policy-makers working in the sexual health and blood-borne virus space to engage in research and evaluation.

Project summary: SiREN is the WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Applied Research and Evaluation Network. SiREN is a partnership between researchers, service providers and policymakers working to strengthen evidence-informed policy and practice in Western Australia.

SiREN aims to:

  1. Strengthen the research, evaluation and health promotion skills of people working to promote sexual health or prevent or manage blood-borne viruses.

  2. Promote and facilitate opportunities for collaboration between sexual health and blood-borne virus service providers, policymakers and researchers; and

  3. Foster links with national sexual health and blood-borne virus research centres and contribute to appropriate national research agendas in order to raise the profile of SHBBV concerns affecting WA.

Relevance for practice and policy: SiREN maintains a network of around 400 professionals working in the sexual health and blood-borne virus space. Through this network SiREN shares the latest sexual health and blood-borne virus evidence, news, events, jobs, funding opportunities, and more. SiREN can provide strategic planning, evaluation and research support and advice to people with an interest in the WA sexual health and blood-borne virus sector.

Project funding: SiREN is funded by the Department of Health

Who is involved? Dr Roanna Lobo, Professor Jonine Jancey, Dr Jonathan Hallett, Dr Gemma Crawford, Dr Jacqui Hendriks, Dr Daniel Vujcich, Dr Belinda D'Costa, Dr Kahlia McCausland, Karina Reeves, Corie Gray, Rochelle Tobin, Caitlin Wilshin

Project website: https://siren.org.au/