The Centre for AIDS Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Oxford
The Centre for AIDS Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Oxford (CAIRO), funded by the John Fell Foundation, is a multidisciplinary and interdivisional initiative, joining HIV/AIDS research specialists from the Social Sciences Division (led by Dr Lucie Cluver in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work) and Medical Sciences Division (led by Dr Adrian Smith in the Department of Public Health).
The Centre provides an infrastructural mechanism for stimulating interdisciplinary innovative and collaborative research and teaching on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. The primary scientific focus of CAIRO is on epidemiological, social and behavioural approaches to topics such as HIV/AIDS prevention, and care of PLWHA (People Living with HIV and AIDS) and their families. The Centre has a particular interest in work with understudied groups, such as MSM in sub-Saharan Africa, and children caring for their sick parents.
The Centre for AIDS Interdisciplinary Research at Oxford works to:
(a) Identify and develop interdivisional HIV/AIDS research initiatives between Social and Medical Sciences Divisions, supporting preparation of jointly authored research grant applications and publications.;
(b) Facilitate interdisciplinary seminars and workshops for postgraduate students and senior researchers studying HIV/AIDS prevention and policy science, stimulating interdisciplinary collaborative projects
Dr Lucie Cluver
Dr Don Operario
Dr Adrian Smith
Professor Alan Stein