Professor Christopher (Kit) Fairley took up the position as Professor of Sexual Health in the Melbourne School of Population at the University of Melbourne and Director of the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre in 2001. He holds three specialist medical fellowships from the College of Physicians (infectious diseases), Faculty of Public Health and Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine. He is also a member of the International Executive of the International Union of Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI). He chaired the 2006 Sexual Health Conference organizing committee in Australia, he was co-chair of the scientific program of 2009 IUSTI world congress in Cape Town and he will host the 2012 world congress in Melbourne. He is an editor of the Journal ‘Sexual Health’. His principle research interests are the public health control of sexually transmitted diseases and the effectiveness of clinical services.