Seeking a researcher to conduct semi-structured interviews with clinicians and LGBTI people

Study: LGBTI Comorbidity study Background: LGBTI people experience a number of specific risk factors for substance use and mental health problems, including elevated social stigmatisation and social stress, lower levels of parental support, and higher rates of abuse and victimisation. LGBTI people have higher rates of substance use and mental health problems, and are more... Continue Reading →

Critical data on lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s health – two SWASH reports

2018 was a big year for SWASH. The largest number of lesbian, bisexual, and queer women and non-binary people ever completed our health survey across 24 venues and events during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras season. This was the 16th iteration - 16th! I have complete confidence in our claim that SWASH is... Continue Reading →

Enhancing the use of emergency contraceptive pills

Over a decade after emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) / the morning after pill became available without a prescription, the rate of unintended pregnancies remains high in many countries. Understanding women’s experiences and perceptions of ECPs may provide insights into this underutilisation. So we analysed qualitative and quantitative primary studies about women’s beliefs, knowledge, and experiences... Continue Reading →

Thinking about SWASH as a community-engaged research project: the feedback

I'm writing a series of blogs about SWASH, a repeated cross-sectional survey of the health and wellbeing of community-connected lesbian, bisexual, queer (LBQ) and other non-heterosexual identifying women in Sydney. It is run by a collaboration of researchers (myself and colleague Rachel Deacon) and ACON Health (Australia's largest community health organisation specialising in LGBTQ health). I've been... Continue Reading →

Changes in social networks are associated with lesbian, bisexual and queer women quitting smoking

We've just published a paper in Drug and Alcohol Review based on formative survey research we conducted for the Smoke Free Still Fierce smoking cessation campaign (ACON developed with funding from Cancer Institute NSW). We produced a community report on the survey but this is a more sophisticated analysis that aimed to understand the differences... Continue Reading →

Thinking about SWASH as a community-engaged research project: the report

SWASH is a repeated cross-sectional survey of the health and wellbeing of community-engaged lesbian, bisexual, queer (LBQ) and other non-heterosexual identifying women in Sydney. It provides a snapshot, and allows us to track changes, demographics including sexuality and gender; community engagement; sexual practice, sexual partners, relationships; cervical cancer/breast cancer/STI/HIV screening, HPV vaccine uptake; smoking, alcohol... Continue Reading →

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