I had the pleasure of attending the second meeting of the Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health at UNSW today. It was organised by Peter Aggleton at the National Centre in HIV and Social Research. The forum was a series of short provocations from 4 people on the theme Learning about sex—what, when, where... Continue Reading →
A new paper from the research project I am involved with in Cambodia about young female sex workers and HIV. Drawing on the qualitative data from young women sex workers we've explored condom use. Originally a paper broadly about the determinants of condom use (incl alcohol and drug use by women and their clients, violence)... Continue Reading →
Our latest paper from the Young Women's Health Study (YHWS) in Cambodia, has just been accepted by the Harm Reduction Journal. It's open access so the provisional PDf is up - just click on the paper title. Maher, L, Mooney-Somers, J, Phlong, P, Couture, MC, Stein, E, Evans, J, Cockroft, Sansothy, NC, Nemoto T, and... Continue Reading →
Our paper on the Young Women's Health Study (YHWS), in Cambodia, has just been accepted by the International Journal of Drug Policy. The qualitative anaysis explores amphetamine-type substance use and vulnerability to HIV/STI among young female sex workers. Maher, L, Phlong, P, Mooney-Somers, J, Keo, S, Stein, E, Page, K. Amphetamine-type stimulant use and HIV/STI... Continue Reading →
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 →
A very successful few day in a beautiful report on the east coast of PNG (Tawali Resort). The training was a great success, and the feedback from participants very positive. I was delighted to hear they have so much qualitative research happening, and there is much interest in participatory methods. I learnt a lot about PNG... Continue Reading →
I've just landed in Port Moresby with colleagues from VELiM and NCHECR. Tomorrow we fly to Alotau to deliver a 3 day training course on Research Ethics to the National HIV Research Advisory Committee.