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After an extensive recruitment process, Living Positive Victoria has appointed Craig Burnett to the role of Senior Policy and Research Officer.

The Senior Policy and Research Officer will undertake a range of policy development and research oversight functions that will contribute directly to efforts to improve the delivery and outcomes of Living Positive Victoria’s programs and services.

Living Positive Victoria CEO, Richard Keane, welcomes Craig to the role by saying that he is “excited to have someone of the calibre of Craig Burnett to join our team. Craig has long been a strong advocate for the meaningful involvement of young people and diverse communities living with and affected by HIV. He has strong community links and a history of engagement across a diverse range of roles in the Victorian HIV response, including co-ordination of the Positive Leadership Development Institute Alumni group and as a previous board member of Thorne Harbour Health. Craig also brings a strong research background to this pivotal role in our organisation. His role is key to developing policies and submissions that ensure current and emerging issues are not overlooked in broader community sector strategies on intersectional issues that affect our lives or impact on our human rights as people living with HIV in 2019.”

“I am very excited to join the team at Living Positive Victoria and to use my skills to help the organisation advocate for people living with HIV. As the Senior Policy and Research Officer, I see myself a conduit of information between people living with HIV and governing bodies. I hope to represent and inform people living with HIV on matters such as law reform, politics, science and social issues,” says Craig.

Craig will be involved in liaising with a wide range of sector partners, clients and members and will be instrumental in establishing community health, public health and social policies and responses to sector developments on behalf of Living Positive Victoria.