Mooney-Somers, J, Erick, W, Brockman, D, Scott, R. & Maher, L (2008). Indigenous Resiliency Project Participatory Action Research Component: A report on the Research Training and Development Workshop, Townsville, February 2008. National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. ISBN: 978 0 7334 2647 6. See that... Continue Reading →
I attended a workshop by Nick Hopwood on presenting qualitative research. It was full of tips and strategies - check out the storify - and useful frameworks; Hammersley’s framework for critical review of ethnography (reminding me again that I need to read Hammerlsey) and Kamler and Thompson’s framework for writing abstracts from their ‘Helping doctoral... Continue Reading →
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 →
In July, my Growing Up with Cancer (GUWC) project colleague Peter and I attend the 8th International Conference on Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Medicine. It was held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London and what a glorious venue for this project's last outing!The conference organisers staged a full exhibition of the Growing Up with... Continue Reading →
Delighted to have been invited to speak at this community forum with Dr Toby and Miss Tokyo and community representatives... SWASH survey has a lot of data on alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. The main message from me will be: we need to talk about smoking... twice the rate. Still. I'll be interested to... Continue Reading →
I'm in Melbourne tomorrow with the Growing Up with Cancer team to run a self portrait workshop at the CanTeen offices. We have 8 young people who have had a cancer diagnosis coming along to work with our artist (Kris Smith) to create a self portrait. The documentary team (Virus Media) are coming along to... 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.