Richard Hillman trained as a general physician in Edinburgh, Scotland, before specialising in HIV & Sexual Health in London, where he completed his PhD.
He is currently Conjoint Associate Professor in the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney and Academic Lead at the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre. This post is primarily focussed on developing and coordinating, what has become the world’s largest postgraduate program in HIV and STDs.
Richard also holds appointments as Consultant Immunology Specialist at St Vincent’s Hospital, is a Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales and also is a visiting Associate Professor at the Kirby Institute.
As part of his commitments to the specialty, Richard is President of the peak professional body, that is, the Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He is also the inaugural Chair of the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance, a multi-sector body representing all specialties involved in the delivery of sexual health.
His research areas include anogenital cancers, particularly the molecular epidemiology of Human Papillomaviruses and the role of preventative vaccines. To date, he has published over 70 peer-reviewed original articles, including articles in the New England Journal of Medicine and is Joint Editor of the specialist journal ‘Sexual Health’.
Currently Richard is Chief Investigator of several ongoing trials, including a $3.5 million study evaluating screening technologies in anal cancer. With a strong interest in postgraduate education, Richard supervises a number of PhD and Masters research students.