Dr Joanne Bryant

Senior Research Fellow
BSc, MSc, PhD
Centre for Social Research in Health

Contact

+61 2 9385 6438
Room 314, Goodsell Building
Kensington Campus

Research

Joanne Bryant is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Research in Health in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Her disciplinary background is in sociology and critical public health, with a particular interest in concepts of identity and agency, gender, youth and citizenship. Her main areas of research include illicit and injecting drug use among vulnerable youth populations including homeless and disenfranchised young people, and Indigenous youth. She has published widely about issues relating to risk reduction, including about needle sharing between heterosexual couples, population level syringe coverage, and novel methods of harm reduction such as secondary exchange or peer distribution.

Joanne is a Chief Investigator on a range of competitive and government funded research grants, including most recently with the Australian Research Council Linkage Grant Scheme Positive life pathways for vulnerable adolescents: The role of a life management program approach (Nathan, Rawstorne, Hayen, Bryant, Baldry); and past ARC Linkage grants Sexual health and relationships in young Indigenous people (Ward, Kaldor, Worth, Bryant, Delaney-Thiele, Pitts), and the National Health and Medical Research Council project grant Understanding and preventing hepatitis C within sexual partnerships (Treloar, Fraser, Bryant, Rhodes). She has published over forty peer review papers and ten technical monographs, and acts a peer reviewer for the Australian Research Council National Competitive Grants Program and numerous scholarly journals.

Joanne is joint editor of Health Sociology Review, with Dr Christy Newman. Health Sociology Review is an official journal of The Australian Sociological Association, published by Taylor & Francis.

Publications

    Journal articles

    Conference Papers

    • Ward J;Hull PB;Solar S;Bryant J;Worth H, 2008, 'The first survey of sexual health and blood borne virus knowledge, risk behaviours and health service utilisation of young Aboriginal people in NSW aged 16-30: Preliminary Findings and Innovations in', in Sexual Health, CSIRO Publishing, Perth, pp. 32 - 33, presented at Sexual Health, Perth, 17 - 20 September 2008

    Reports

    • Bryant J;Rance J;Lafferty L;Treloar C, 2017, Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour 2017: Viral Hepatitis in Australia, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/597ea9dc4fef2
    • Rance JA;Fraser S;Rhodes T;Bryant J;Treloar C, 2016, The CUPID Project: Understanding and preventing hepatitis C transmission within heterosexual couples, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Australia, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/58d1bc317ac54
    • Brener L;Bryant J;Wilson H;Lea T;Rance J, 2016, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Drug and Alcohol Service, S-Check Clinic: Evaluation Report, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Australia, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/57AA8C9E4A664
    • Lea T;Bryant J;Treloar C, 2014, Hepatitis C knowledge and exposure to injecting drug use: Results from the online survey Project 1626. Monograph 2/2014, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Australia, Sydney, http://csrh.arts.unsw.edu.au/publications/
    • Bryant J;Wilson H;Hull PB;Treloar C, 2010, Drug use, hepatitis C and exposure to injecting among young people in New South Wales: The Big Day Out Survey 2006-2009, National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Drug use, hepatitis C and exposure to injecting among young people in New South Wales: The Big Day Out Survey 2006-2009, http://nchsr.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Big_Day_Out_Report_2009.pdf
    • Bryant J;Wilson H;Hull PB;Treloar C, 2010, Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Survey 2006-2008: New South Wales, National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Survey 2006-2008: New South Wales, http://nchsr.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Pharmacy_needle_and_syringe_survey_NSW_20062008_report.pdf
    • Wilson H;Hopwood MN;Hull PB;Lavis YM;Newland J;Bryant J;Treloar C, 2010, Treatment decisions: What makes people decide to have treatment for hepatitis C?, National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Treatment decisions: What makes people decide to have treatment for hepatitis C?, http://nchsr.arts.unsw.edu.au/media/File/Treatment_decisions.pdf

    Conference Presentations

    • Bryant J, 2016, 'The making of hope and despair in the lives of young people who use drugs', presented at Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Society, Melbourne, 28 November - 01 December 2016
    • Bryant J, 2016, 'The making of hope and despair in the lives of young people who use drugs', presented at Australian Youth AOD Conference, Melbourne, 25 - 26 August 2016
    • Rance JA;Treloar C;Rhodes T;Fraser S;Bryant J, 2016, '‘He’s the only person I’ll share with': Accounts of needle-syringe sharing and negotiated safety among couples who inject drugs', presented at 14th Social Research Conference on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Related Diseases, Sydney, 31 March - 01 April 2016

Teaching

Areas of expertise for supervision

Quantitative and/or qualitative analyses of: youth and youth drug use, in particular drug use amon marginalised youth populations; social production of risk practice for hepatitis C; social aspects of illicit drug use

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