Dr Bridget Haire 

Creating a place where our LGBTIQ+ community feel proud to be their whole self 

Dr. Bridget Haire

“Since 2015, I have co-facilitated the Ally training at UNSW. I have learned an enormous amount about the kinds of stigma and discrimination students and staff have experienced because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. I have been particularly struck by how people’s differences can create vulnerabilities. This role is an opportunity to build a culture that has zero tolerance for bigotry of any kind.” 

UNSW Ally Network provides a network of support to LGBTIQ+ students and staff. Students can contact any trained Ally, member, such as Dr Bridget Haire, to have an impartial and confidential conversation about LGBTIQ+ matters. This can be over the phone or email. Your conversations will be treated in confidence, unless you are at immediate risk or harm.   

Bridget Haire is an NHMRC early career fellow at the Kirby Institute, and lectures in public health and medical ethics. Prior to academia she worked in HIV and sexual and reproductive health for more than 20 years. Bridget is a member of the Australian Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Diseases, the African-led Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium, and a former consultant for the Australia-China Human Rights Technical Co-operation Program on sexual and reproductive health rights for the Australian Human Rights Commission.  

Bridget’s research interests are ethical issues in infectious disease control with an emphasis on underserved or marginalised populations, gender, and sexual and reproductive health.  
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