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Senior Research Fellow
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine (Dunedin)
RN(Comp) MPH PhD(Otago)
Research summary
HIV, tuberculosis, and international health


Sue trained as a nurse and worked for a number of years in community health projects in Nepal. After returning to New Zealand in 1997, she completed her Master of Public Health, worked in the Dunedin School of Medicine's AIDS Epidemiology Group, and on a number of different research projects in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine.

After completing a PhD at the end of 2012, Sue joined the Centre for International Health (CIH) and worked with the Tuberculosis (TB) Research Group based in Bandung, Indonesia, until June 2016. She is now based once again in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine in Dunedin, working part-time in the CIH on TB-related projects, and part-time in the AIDS Epidemiology Group.

Research interests include HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, international health, and socioeconomic and quality of life consequences of illness.


Apriani, L., McAllister, S., Sharples, K., Aini, I. N., Nurhasanah, H., Ratnaningsih, D. F., … Hill, P. C. (2024). Tuberculin skin test and Interferon-gamma release assay agreement, and associated factors with latent tuberculosis infection, in medical and nursing students in Bandung, Indonesia. PLoS ONE, 19(3), e0299874. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0299874 Journal - Research Article

McAllister, S., Bateman, J., de Gouw, A., Saxton, P., Anglemyer, A., & Priest, P. (2023, October). HIV transmission in Aotearoa New Zealand: Are we on track to meet the 2030 targets? Verbal presentation at the 44th New Zealand Sexual Health Society (NZSHS) Conference: Future Directions, Auckland, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

McAllister, S. (2023, July). HIV/AIDS: Where have we come from and where are we going? Department of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar]. Other Research Output

Martins, J. S., McAllister, S., da Conceição Matos, L., Pereira, N., dos Santos, F. B. A., & Edwards, R. (2023). Smoking among high school students in Dili, Timor-Leste: Prevalence, potential determinants and opportunities for prevention and control. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/10105395231173743 Journal - Research Article

Koesoemadinata, R. C., McAllister, S. M., Soetedjo, N. N. M., Santoso, P., Dewi, N. F., Permana, H., … Hill, P. C., & van Crevel, R. (2023). Diabetes characteristics and long-term management needs in diabetic TB patients. International Journal of Tuberculosis & Lung Disease, 27(2), 113-120. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.22.0367 Journal - Research Article

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