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Dr Joanne Bryant

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


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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.



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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