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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Australia’s longest running regular survey of lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s health is collecting data…

  Every two years since 1996 the SWASH survey has been asking lesbian, bisexual and queer women in Sydney about their sexual health, mental health, experiences of violence and abuse, tobacco and drug use, alcohol consumption, and health service engagement. In 2010, the survey started running biennially in Perth (as WWASH), and in 2014/5 we... Continue Reading →

Learning about viral hepatitis and Indigenous people

Since 2010, I’ve been part of an NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal health – REACCH (Research Excellence in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health). The collaboration is jointly managed by the Kirby Institute at UNSW and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO); there are four participating Aboriginal community-controlled health services: Nunkuwarrin Yunti in... Continue Reading →

Tobacco-control project targeting lesbians, bisexual and queer women

The Cancer Institute NSW (the cancer control agency for NSW) awarded an Evidence to Practice grant to ACON (NSW’s leading health-promotion organisation specialising in HIV and LGBTI health). I'm delighted to be the research partner on the grant.The grant is titled “Tobacco-control project targeting lesbians, bisexual and queer (LBQ) women” and will run until mid-2016. The grant was... Continue Reading →

Indigenous Resilience article

Our paper on understanding Indigenous young people's past experiences of sexually transmitted diseases as resilience narratives has just been published by Culture, Health and Sexuality. Here's the abstract: "The Indigenous Resilience Project is an Australian community-based participatory research project using qualitative methods to explore young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's views of blood-borne viral... Continue Reading →

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