Dr Ian Down

Photo of Ian Down. He has short dark hair, and is wearing a dark polo shirt He is smiling at the camera.

Dr Ian Down is a Research Assistant at the Centre for Social Impact UNSW (CSI UNSW) , where he is currently working on a range of mixed-method studies.

Most prominently Ian is involved in a NSW Department of Education funded project which examines how to attract and retain STEM professional career changers to teaching. Alongside this, he is working on an implementation study to introduce Quality of Life Patient Reported Outcome Measures for people with HIV.

Ian’s research interests are in public health, social justice and working with marginalised groups. He has a strong passion for building evidence to affect policy change, having previously held positions at the Kirby Institute, the Australian Human Rights Commission and various community organisations.

Ian holds a Master of Public Health and completed his PhD in 2019, which was titled Experiences of HIV among newly diagnosed men in Australia: Gay community, relationships and connections and used data from the HIV Seroconversion Study.