Dr Shirin Heidari (GS7EU)
Director, Reproductive Health Matters(RHM), and Chair of the Gender Policy Committee, European Association of Science Editors (EASE).
Topic: Sex and Gender Equity in Research (SAGER) reporting guidelines
KEF 3: Integrating gender dimension in study design
Dr Shirin Heidari is the director of Reproductive Health Matters and editor of its journal. She is also a member of Council of European Association of Science Editors and chair of its Gender Policy Committee, where she has led the development of reporting guidelines (SAGER) that encourage authors to disaggregate data by sex and provide a gender analysis in manuscripts. Between 2007 and 2014, she oversaw the IAS research promotion department and was the executive editor of the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS). As editor, she introduced the first gender editorial policy for an HIV journal and expanded the Journal’s efforts to strengthen scientific writing of authors in the global south. Before joining the IAS, she was a researcher at the Centre of Excellence for Infectious Medicine at the Karolinska Institute and the Editor-in-Chief of an HIV bulletin at the Noah’s Ark Foundation in Stockholm. Dr Heidari has a doctorate degree in clinical virology from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. She completed her post-doctoral training at the Swedish Centre of infectious disease control. Dr Heidari has over 15 years of experience in HIV and health research, policy and advocacy.