Dr Daniel McCartney

DL Deputy Module Organiser

United Kingdom

Dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of marginalised and underserved communities, my career in health and development is driven by the challenge of improving access to crucial health services. My passion lies in advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights, complemented by robust leadership, management, and research capabilities.

My specialised knowledge on issues related to HIV, STIs and sexual and reproductive health (SRH), my focus centres on the SRH and rights of people living with HIV and key populations, including gay men and other men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, and people who use drugs. From 2010-2021, I was employed at the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) headquarters in London and served as a project director and senior technical adviser.

Recently, I completed the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) programme at LSHTM. My academic journey includes obtaining an MSc in Global Health from the University of Dublin, Trinity College (Ireland), where my dissertation focussed on the impact of migration on the sexual health of migrant men who have sex with men in Dublin, Ireland. I also obtained an Honours BSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Guelph (Canada), with a dissertation focussed on characterising a murine alpha 2 macroglobulin gene expressed in reproductive tissue.

My professional journey spans various international roles, encompassing sexual health research with the Gay Health Network in Ireland, programme coordination with the AIDS Committee of Toronto in Canada, HIV programme and policy experience with UNAIDS in Eswatini, and NGO programme development in Mumbai, India. Currently, I am a consultant with the World Health Organization within the Department of Global HIV, Hepatitis and STIs Programmes.


Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases


I am the Deputy Module Organiser for the DL HIV module, one of the Co-Module Organisers for the Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections module, a Lecturer and Tutor for the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights module, and a Lecturer on the Foundations of Reproductive Health module.


DrPH research: Clinical epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among transgender women in Brazil

Research Area
Sexual and reproductive health
Sexual health
Clinical guidelines
Global Health
Public health
Social and structural determinants of health
Health services research
Development studies
Operational research
Implementation science
Disease and Health Conditions
Sexually transmitted infections
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Provision of cervical screening for transmasculine patients: a review of clinical and programmatic guidelines.
Nicholls, EJ; MCGOWAN, CR; Miles, S; Baxter, L; Dix, L; Rowlands, S; MCCARTNEY, D; MARSTON, C;
BMJ sexual & reproductive health
Acceptability of self-sampling for etiological diagnosis of mucosal sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among transgender women in a longitudinal cohort study in São Paulo, Brazil.
MCCARTNEY, DJ; Pinheiro, TF; Gomez, JL; Carvalho, PG C D; Veras, MA; MAYAUD, P;
Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Use of geosocial networking applications is independently associated with diagnosis of STI among men who have sex with men testing for STIs: findings from the cross-sectional MSM Internet Survey Ireland (MISI) 2015.
O'Connor, L; O'Donnell, K; Barrett, P; HICKSON, FC I; MCCARTNEY, D; Quinlan, M; Barrasa, A; Fitzgerald, M; Igoe, D;
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Drug use among men who have sex with men in Ireland: Prevalence and associated factors from a national online survey.
Barrett, P; O'Donnell, K; Fitzgerald, M; SCHMIDT, AJ; HICKSON, F; Quinlan, M; Keogh, P; O'Connor, L; MCCARTNEY, D; Igoe, D;
International Journal of Drug Policy
Inequalities in HIV testing uptake and needs among men who have sex with men living in Ireland: findings from an internet survey.
O'Donnell, K; Fitzgerald, M; Quinlan, M; HICKSON, F; Keogh, P; SCHMIDT, AJ; MCCARTNEY, D; Barrett, P; O'Dea, S; Igoe, D;
HIV Medicine
Characterization of a murine alpha 2 macroglobulin gene expressed in reproductive and cardiovascular tissue.
He, H; MCCARTNEY, DJ; Wei, Q; Esadeg, S; Zhang, J; Foster, RA; Hayes, MA; Tayade, C; Van Leuven, F; Croy, BA;
Biology of reproduction
Acceptability and Usability of Self-Sampling for the Detection of Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Transgender Women: The TransOdara Multicentric Study in Brazil.
MCCARTNEY, DJ; Bassichetto, KC; Leal, AF; Knauth, D; Dourado, I; Magno, L; Carvalho da Silva, RJ; MAYAUD, P; Veras, MA; TransOdara Research Group,;
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Anorectal gonorrhoea and chlamydia among transgender women in Brazil: prevalence and assessment of performance and cost of anorectal infection detection and management approaches.
MCCARTNEY, DJ; Luppi, CG; Silva, RJ C; De Araújo, S; Bassichetto, KC; MAYAUD, P; Veras, MA; TransOdara Research Group,;
Sexually transmitted infections
Clinical epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections among transgender women in Brazil
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Sexually Transmitted Infections (Excluding HIV)
Manson's Tropical Diseases
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