Dr Fiona Burns PhD, FRCP, is HIV Clinical Lead at the Royal Free Hospital, London and an Associate Professor in Sexual Health and HIV at University College London. Her research interests are in the social and behavioural dimensions of HIV/STI epidemiology, with a particular interest in health care access, engagement and social inequalities, as well as migrant health. She co-led on the BHIVA Standards of Care for people living with HIV 2018. She undertook her medical training at Otago University in New Zealand before moving to the UK in 1995.

Recent publications:

Witzel TC, Weatherburn P, Bourne A, Rodger AJ, Bonell C, Gafos M, Trevelion R, Speakman A, Lampe F, Ward D, Dunn DT, Gabriel MM, McCabe L, Harbottle J, Collaco Maraes Y, Michie S, Phillips A, McCormack S, Burns FM (2020) Exploring Mechanisms of Action: Using a Testing Typology to Understand Intervention Performance in an HIV Self-Testing RCT in England and Wales. Int. J. Environ. Res. Health 17, 466; doi:10.3390/ijerph17020466

Fakoya I, Logan L, Ssanyu-Sseruma W, Howarth A, Murphy G,  Johnson AM, Nardone A, Rodger AJ, Burns F (2019) HIV testing and sexual health among black African men and women in London. JAMA Open 2(3):e190864. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.0864)

Fakoya I, Álvarez-Del Arco D, Monge S, Copas AJ, Gennotte AF, Volny-Anne A, Wendenroth C,  Touloumi G, Prins M, Barros H, Darling KEA, Prestileo T, del Amo J*, Burns F*   on behalf of the aMASE Study Team (2018) HIV testing history and access to treatment among migrants living with HIV in Europe. Journal of the International AIDS Society v.21 (S4):e25123

Alvarez-del Arco D, Fakoya I, Thomadakis C, Pantazis N, Touloumi G, Gennotte A, Zuure F, Barros H, Staehelin C, Göpel S, Boesecke C, Prestileo T, Volny-Anne A, Burns F*, del Amo J* on behalf of the aMASE (Advancing Migrant Access to Health Services in Europe) study team (2017) High levels of post-migration HIV acquisition within nine European countries. AIDS Sep 10;31(14):1979-1988

Sabin C A, Howarth A, Jose S, Hill T, Apea V,  Morris S, Burns F on behalf of the UK CHIC Study Group and the REACH Study Group (2017) Association between engagement in-care and mortality in HIV-positive persons. AIDS 31 (5): 653–660 doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001373

Further details of his academic work can be found on this website

*joint final author.