January 2021December 2025

Working with Mob to END STIs in Indigenous communities.

What are STIs?

STIs can be passed from one person to another during sex without a condom. They most often affect young people. Without treatment, STIs can make you sick, or unable to have a baby later in life.

The ENDING-STIs Project

The project aims to reduce the prevalence and improve management of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in Indigenous communities in the Central Queensland region.

In collaboration with Indigenous communities, we will collect and analyse data from multiple sources to identify hotspots and populations most at risk of STIs and understand what drives STI transmission at a local level. Working with community advisors, we will design, implement and evaluate STI interventions tailored for local communities. 

This is a 5-year project (2021-2025) funded by an NHMRC grant and led by Professor James Ward from the University of Queensland Poche Centre for Indigenous Health.


Want to get involved?

We are inviting community to help us with this project.

Join us as a community advisor, community researcher or stakeholder.

Get involved



How to find out more?

Get in touch if you have any questions or want to get involved.

Salenna Elliott – National coordinator salenna.elliott@uq.edu.au

Jethro Romer – Central Queensland coordinator j.romer@uq.edu.au | 0473 042 964




Project members

Chief Investigators: James Ward, Rebecca Guy, Joanne Bryant, Bette Liu, David Whiley, Basil Donovan

Associate Investigators: John Kaldor, Clare Bradley, Deborah Williamson, Steve Bell, Amy Jennison, Gulam Khandaker, Nicolas Smoll

Biostatistician: Federica Barzi

Study Co-ordinators: Salenna Elliott, Jethro Romer