About me

My name is Daniel Reeders, and I have been working in health promotion for over a decade.  I am one of the few remaining people who learned health promotion on the job, by an apprenticeship of sorts, and it has left me with a fierce appreciation of working knowledge and reflective practice.  My qualifications are a BA and LLB from University of Melbourne and a Grad Dip Pub Hlth from Flinders University.  My work involves research and practice in social marketing around blood borne viruses (BBV) and sexually transmitted infections (STI), and community-based and academic research projects focusing on sector discourse in neglected and emerging areas of practice.  I have a particular interest in stigma, cultures of care, and community-based prevention.

declaration of competing interests

I work for the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University.  Any blog posts or tweets about my work are my own personal opinions and do not reflect statements by the Centre.  I currently work on a project funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA). In the past I have worked on projects funded by the Victorian Government Department of Health (DH) and via unrestricted educational grants from Merck (once in 2006), Roche (once in 2008) and Gilead pharmaceuticals (in 2004, 2006 and 2010). In 2008 I attended the Australasian Society of HIV Medicine conference in Perth with assistance from a consortium of pharmaceutical companies that supported (in part) Living Positive Victoria, where I worked. From time to time I may comment approvingly on campaigns against stigma by AFAO, AIVL, or Living Positive Victoria, where I contributed to the campaign strategy as a writer or reference group member.

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