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ASHM in Queensland

  • ​​​​In December 2015, ASHM was awarded a contract to support health professionals in Queensland by delivering quality HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health education sessions and workforce development programs​.
  • ASHM continue to work in close collaboration with Hepatitis Queensland and other sector partners throughout Queensland in order to deliver these programs.
  • In February to March 2016, a new office was established in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane and a team of ASHM staff appointed (see below).
  • For all course and training opportunities being delivered in Queensland, refer to this regularly updated document ​

    ASHM 2017 Training Calendar - QLD (as of 29 April 2017)

Dr Katelin Haynes
Senior Project Officer

Viral Hepatitis



T  0423 058 692​

As the Senior Project Officer in Queensland, Katelin works across the major program areas of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual health. Katelin has recently completed her PhD in medical research.

Interested health sector parties in Queensland (including clinicians, Aboriginal community-controlled health services, community and sexual health workers and organisations) can contact Katelin about ASHM’s Queensland activities including:
  • Deadly Sex Conference for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sexual health workers
  • Needle Syringe Program (NSP) train-the-trainer workshop (delivered annually)
  • HIV, viral hepatitis, sexual health and harm reduction workforce development program
  • ASHM Membership enquiries including specific benefits and scholarships for Queensland members

Melinda Hassall
Clinical Nurse - Viral Hepatitis



 0422 596 701​

Melinda works with Primary Health Care (PHC) services to build their capacity to treat and manage viral hepatitis in community health care settings through the Clinical Hepatitis Workforce Development Program. These PHC services include sexual health, alcohol and other drugs, refugee health, corrections and GP practices.
Melinda is a Registered Nurse with experience in PHC, has completed  a Masters degree in Public Health and shares a keen interest in international development and viral hepatitis.
For PHC services in Queensland interested in how they can be supported in the treatment of viral hepatitis in community health care settings through the Clinical Hepatitis Workforce Development Program please contact Melinda directly.​

Kate Bath

Project Officer

HIV and Sexual Health


 0413 471 937

Kate is responsible for the delivery of the HIV s100 prescriber program​ in Queensland, including training about HIV treatment and prevention such as Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). She also delivers training and education on STIs and sexual health.
Queensland clinicians, including GPs and PHC nurses who are interested in training and support through the HIV s100 prescriber program as well as workers in sexual health (both clinical and non-clinical) who are interested in training and education opportunities in providing access services to PEP and PrEP, can contact Kate directly.

Celina Lidstone

Project Officer

Viral Hepatitis



 0421 285 479​

Celina is implementing the delivery of the Hepatitis B prescriber program​ in Queensland. Katelin also provides Hepatitis C management and treatment training for clinicians on how to prescribe HCV direct acting antiviral (DAA) treatments, recently listed o​n the PBS. Both of these programs equip GPs to prescribe medications for viral hepatitis in the community. 
Queensland clinicians (including GPs) who are interested in prescribing medication for HBV and/or HCV can contact Celina to find out about upcoming training.

Samantha Bolton




​Samantha is assisting and supporting the delivery of works across the major program areas of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual health. She will be providing administrative support in the Brisbane office on Tuesday afternoons only.

Queensland ​​​​​Organisational Sustaining Members​

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