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Christiana Nöstlinger was trained as a clinical and health psychologist at the University of Vienna and completed her PhD in 1989. She obtained a postdoctoral fellowship to specialize in behavioral and psychosexual research at the HIV-Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University (New York).
She was professor of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Vienna between 2016-2018. Before she held various positions as a clinical psychologist, researcher, and lecturer, and worked as a consultant to various European and international organizations in Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Since 2005 she works at ITM, leading several social science research projects. This has included the social science component of research on pre_Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), scientific coordination of the Eurosupport projects (Eurosupport projects 4-6), leading the evaluation work-package of the European Joint Action "Quality Action: Improving the Quality of HIV Prevention in Europe", and the prevention work-package of Sialon II (all funded through the European Public Health Projects funded by the European Public Health Programme/CHAFEA). She developed and evaluated HIV prevention projects in the South (e.g. Kenya, Uganda) targeting adolescents living with HIV. She is also the coordinator of the Flemish Programme "HIV prevention and sexual health promotion for sub-Saharan African migrants living in Flanders" (commissioned by the Flemish Ministry of Public Health, Well-being and the Family).
Her area of expertise relates to social science and behavioral research on human (sexual) health behavior and its contextual components, such as lifestyle-related health issues (gender and health, sexual and reproductive health, health promotion for key populations such as migrants, young people and men having sex-with-men, particularly in the field of sexual health and HIV/AIDS). She is experienced in developing, implementing, and evaluating health behavior interventions using an evidence-based, theory-guided and systematic approach. She works with community-based, participatory research approaches and with both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
- Research on health behavior and its determinants, particularly in the area of sexual and reproductive health, including migration as a social determinant of health
- Developing, implementing, and evaluating theory-based health promotion interventions targeting different levels (i.e. individuals, social groups, and communities), e.g. the projects Eurosupport 6 and the Treatment Literacy project.
- Providing theory-based health promotion expertise and capacity building at local, regional, national and international levels, the latter particularly related to international health in resource-constrained settings.
- Promoting interdisciplinary collaboration relating to the study field both within ITM as well as with other relevant organisations on a national and international level.
Professor, University of Vienna1-Oct-2016 → 30-Sep-2018
- sexual health
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Investigating the feasibility of providing injectable PrEP for HIV Prevention in Flanders
Reyniers, T., De Baetselier, I., Nöstlinger, C., Kenyon, C., Hensen, B. & Van Aerde, K.
Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
1/10/22 → 30/09/26
Project: Research Project
Queer people in straight systems: The impact of sexual orientation laws on the health of sexual minorities
Siegel, M., Laga, M., Nöstlinger, C. & Pietschnig, J.
17/04/20 → …
PreP_OPTIMIZE: Optimise PrEP to Maximise Impact
Vuylsteke, B., Reyniers, T., Nöstlinger, C., Laga, M., Hensen, B., Loos, J., Apers, H., Rotsaert, A., Vanhamel, J., Segers, G., Smekens, T., Van Landeghem, E., Vanbaelen, T., Van Mieghem, H., Scheerder, G. & Van Aerde, K.
Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
1/01/19 → 31/12/23
Project: Research Project
Understanding why and how adolescent friendly conditions of health services affect the health outcomes of Nigerian adolescents living with HIV
Badejo, O. A., Laga, M., Nöstlinger, C., Van Belle, S., Wouters, E. & Jolayemi, T.
1/01/19 → …
An overview of programmatic indicators to monitor the roll-out of HIV preexposure prophylaxisWijstma, E., Vanhamel, J., Deblonde, J., Nöstlinger, C., Noori, T., Vuylsteke, B. & Laga, M., 2023, In: AIDS. 37, 1, p. 1-17 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article › peer-review
An overview of programmatic indicators to monitor the roll-out of HIV preexposure prophylaxisWijstma, E., Vanhamel, J., Deblonde, J., Nöstlinger, C., Noori, T., Vuylsteke, B. & Laga, M., 1-Jan-2023, In: AIDS. 37, 1, p. 1-17 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review › peer-review
Awareness of, Willingness to Take PrEP and Its Actual Use Among Belgian MSM at High Risk of HIV Infection: Secondary Analysis of the Belgian European MSM Internet SurveyBuffel, V., Reyniers, T., Masquillier, C., Thunissen, E., Nöstlinger, C., Laga, M., Wouters, E., Berghe, W. V., Deblonde, J. & Vuylsteke, B., Jun-2022, In: AIDS and Behavior. 26, 6, p. 1793-1807 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
COVID-19 as a social disease: qualitative analysis of COVID-19 prevention needs, impact of control measures and community responses among racialized/ethnic minorities in Antwerp, BelgiumNöstlinger, C., Van Landeghem, E., Vanhamel, J., Rotsaert, A., Manirankunda, L., Ddungu, C., Reyniers, T., Katsuva, D., Vercruyssen, J., Dielen, S. & Meudec, M., 2022, In: International Journal for Equity in Health. 21, 1, 67.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile25 Downloads (Pure)
From physical distancing to social loneliness among gay men and other men having sex with men in Belgium: examining the disruption of the social network and social support structuresThunnissen, E., Buffel, V., Reyniers, T., Nöstlinger, C. & Wouters, E., 2022, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19, 11, 20 p., 6893.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile14 Downloads (Pure)