About me

My name is Daniel Reeders, and I have been working in health promotion for over a decade.  I learned health promotion on the job, through an informal but in-depth apprenticeship, and this 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 Health from Flinders University. My career has involved research and practice in social marketing and communication strategy around health issues like HIV, cancer screening and sexual and reproductive health. I’m also known for innovative community-based and academic research projects focusing on neglected and emerging areas of practice. I have worked for the Victorian AIDS Council, Cancer Council Victoria, the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, and the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society. I’m currently studying in the PhD program at the ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet).

Declaration of interests

Any blog posts or tweets about my work are my own personal opinions and do not reflect statements by my research centre, my employers or my clients.

I would like to acknowledge the Australian Government Research Training Scheme and the Endeavour Postgraduate Research Fellowships for funding my PhD research.

In the past I have worked on projects funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA), 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 have contributed to campaign strategy as a writer or reference group member.

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