PROF Jane Hocking

PROF Jane Hocking


  • epidemiology and control of sexually transmitted infections; evaluation of complex interventions; primary care; contraception (sexual health)
  • evaluation of complex interventions in general practice (primary care)



  • Professor Jane Hocking is an epidemiologist and whose research interests include sexual health and the epidemiology and control of sexually transmitted infections. She holds an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship and is the head of the Sexual Health Unit at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne. She is especially interested in the sexual health of young adults and genital chlamydia infection. Jane has considerable expertise in the evaluation of complex interventions in primary care She generated Australia’s first population-based chlamydia prevalence and incidence estimates and conducted the first cluster randomised controlled trial of a complex chlamydia testing intervention in general practice.   


Member of

  • International Union of STIs. Member of association 2015 -
  • Australasian Epidemiology Association. Member of association 2003 -


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2005
  • MHlthSc, La Trobe University 2001
  • MPH, University of Melbourne 1998
  • BAppSc, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 1985

Awards and honors

  • NHMRC Fellowship, 2012



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Please contact via email to discuss potential PhD supervision