University of New South Wales, Australia
Professor Kate Dolan is interested in the transmission and prevention of infectious diseases in prison. She has received over $23 million in research funds to carry out over 90 studies of which 44 have been on prisons, and has over 220 publications on the subject. She started Australia’s first needle and syringe program; the third in the world. She was a founding member of the Australian Prostitutes Collective and the AIDS Drug Information Collective, the first groups in Australia. She also established the first methadone clinic for female drug users in Iran. In 2003, Dr Dolan established the Program of International Research and Training which builds capacity among researchers and clinicians in developing countries. Currently she is a consultant for the International Narcotics Control Board, the UNODC and the WHO.