What I learnt from Academic Writing Month #AcWriMo

November is Academic Writing Month #AcWriMo when academics set outrageously optimistic (and often public) writing goals. The idea is to write like there is no December. My goal was to write for one hour every work day on first author peer review papers. I had three papers I wanted to work on and I identified... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Sex and the Country Women’s Association… Community-oriented research translation for LBQ women.

The CWA - Country Women's Association are the largest women's organisation in Australia and work to improve the conditions of women and children in the country. They've been around since the 1920s. They are an Australian institution no doubt, famous for their cookbooks and cake competitions. Their motto is all God, throne, country... For me,... Continue Reading →

Working with peer/community researchers in qualitative research

Anna Olsen and I have a book chapter in the new SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics. We draw on our experiences as university researchers using participatory research (PR) to work with community researchers in the field of sexual health to explore the specific ethical issues faced by PR with community/peer researchers. We highlight two... Continue Reading →

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