I completed a PhD in geography in 1992, then worked in engineering and economics at the University of Melbourne; in 1995 I joined the Burnet Institute, where I am a senior research fellow. I’m also an adjunct senior lecturer at Monash University and an accredited PhD supervisor. My research focus is hepatitis C virus epidemiology.
I’ve authored and edited 101 articles published in peer-reviewed journals (most of which can be found on Medline – search ‘Aitken C’) in a wide range of disciplines, six book chapters, more than 20 published reports and other articles, many websites and grant applications and hundreds of conference abstracts and presentations.
My CV includes large NHMRC and ARC-funded research projects, research and evaluation projects for the Victorian government, evaluations of health programs for New Zealand’s Ministry of Health, and other consultancies.
I’ve supervised highly successful honours and PhD students, and designed and taught MPH courses.
As a freelancer I’ve edited:
- PhD theses, essays and assignments in a huge range of disciplines for students at leading Australian universities
- ARC, NHMRC and other grant applications and rejoinders
- academic textbooks
- conference materials and journal articles
- film scripts, resumes, letters and memoirs