Erin McKay

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Analyste de politiques

Division des programmes et des partenariats

Direction générale de la prévention et du contrôle des maladies infectieuses

Prix et études

2016     Master of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Health sciences (Sydney University, Australia).

             Title of Dissertation: Sexuality Education in Western Australian Schools.

             Statistics courses covered: The scientific method, cross-sectional, experimental, quasi-experimental,

             descriptive case studies, qualitative and qualitative research, issues of sampling, bias, and sample size

             calculation. Measurement issues included questionnaire development, reliability and validity of

             measurement tools and errors, and interpretation of data analysed from appropriate methods.

2006     Master of Education in Human Sexuality Education (Nationally accredited) 3.6/4 Grade Point Average

             SWA of 90% (Widener University, USA)

2004     Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Carleton University, Canada)

Expérience et / ou de travail international

  • Senior Health Promotion Officer South Metropolitan Health Service, WA Health Department, 2014 –  2018 

- Coordinated activities towards achieving silver recognition with Healthier Workplaces WA.

- WA Youth Health Policy Working Group member involved in policy formation and writing.

- Engaged in National BBV and STI strategy stakeholder consultation process for 2018-2022.

- Healthy Options WA and Smoke Free Policy: Implemented and evaluated adherence.


  • Policy and Planning Officer, Senior Project Officer, Sexual Health, WA Health Department, 2008 – 2013

- Managed government websites and leading recognition as examples of best practice.

- Secretarial support to the Peak State Body for STI & BBV, providing policy support.

- Lead development of Australia’s first online sexuality education course for teachers.


Principales publications

  • Journal of Sex Education

    • 2017 - McKay E., Vlazny C., Cumming S., 2017. “Relationships and Sexuality Education Topics Taught in Western Australian Secondary Schools during 2014”. Sex Education (CSED). Article ID: CSED 1306437. DOI 10.1080/14681811.2017.1306437. Published at  



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