Dr Shirin Heidari (GS1EU)
Executive Editor, Journal of the International AIDS Society.
Dr Shirin Heidari is Executive Editor of the Journal of the International AIDS Society. She also oversees a number of research promotion programmes at the International AIDS Society. In her capacity, she continuously advocates for a gender sensitive approach to research and programme delivery. Under her leadership, the IAS and partners released a Consensus Statement outlining HIV research priorities for women, girls and children, in which they call for research data to be disaggregated by sex to ensure opportunities for gender-based analysis. As Executive Editor, she implemented an editorial policy which strongly encourages authors to disaggregate research data by sex and provide a gender analysis in submitting manuscripts. Shirin has a Doctorate degree in Clinical Virology and Experimental Oncology from Karolinska Institute in Sweden. She completed her post-doctoral training with The European Vaccine Effort against HIV/AIDS and thereafter, she continued her research at the Centre of Excellence for Infectious Medicine at the Karolinska Institute. She has 10 years of experience in research and is the author of a number of publications.
Dr Heidari contributed to the roundtable Session D: GENDER ISSUES IN SCIENCE PUBLICATIONS How can editorial policies and writing on gender issues in science be improved to make the assessment and selection of research results for publication sensitive to gender and sex issues? at the Gender Summit 1 EU (GS1EU).