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

    • Gray RM;Green R;Bryant J;Rance J;MacLean S, 2017, 'How ‘Vulnerable’ young people describe their interactions with police: building positive pathways to drug diversion and treatment in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia', Police Practice and Research, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15614263.2017.1347787
    • Wand H;Bryant J;Pitts M;Delaney-Thiele D;Kaldor JM;Worth H;Ward J, 2017, 'Development of a Risk Algorithm to Better Target STI Testing and Treatment Among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People', Archives of Sexual Behavior, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-017-0958-9
    • Rance J;Treloar C;Fraser S;Bryant J;Rhodes T, 2017, '“Don't think I'm going to leave you over it”: Accounts of changing hepatitis C status among couples who inject drugs', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 173, pp. 78 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.12.020
    • Bryant J;Ellard J;Howard J;Treloar C, 2017, 'Young people at risk of transitioning to injecting: what do they know about where to get sterile needles?', Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, vol. 12, pp. 138 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17450128.2017.1282071
    • Griffiths SP;Bryant J;Raymond HF;Newcombe PA, 2017, 'Quantifying subjective human dimensions of recreational fishing: does good health come to those who bait?', Fish and Fisheries, vol. 18, pp. 171 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/faf.12149
    • Rance J;Rhodes T;Fraser S;Bryant J;Treloar C, 2016, 'Practices of partnership: Negotiated safety among couples who inject drugs', Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459316660859
    • Treloar C;Rance J;Bryant J;Fraser S, 2016, 'Harm reduction workers and the challenge of engaging couples who inject drugs in hepatitis C prevention', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 168, pp. 170 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.09.010
    • Brener L;Lea T;Rance J;Wilson H;Bryant J;Ezard N, 2016, 'Providing a model of health care service to stimulant users in Sydney', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2016.1221061
    • Wand H;Ward J;Bryant J;Delaney-Thiele D;Worth H;Pitts M;Kaldor JM, 2016, 'Individual and population level impacts of illicit drug use, sexual risk behaviours on sexually transmitted infections among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Results from the GOANNA', BMC Public Health, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3195-6
    • Bryant J;Ward J;Wand H;Byron K;Bamblett A;Waples-Crowe P;Betts S;Coburn T;Delaney-Thiele D;Worth H;Kaldor J;Pitts M, 2016, 'Illicit and injecting drug use among Indigenous young people in urban, regional and remote Australia', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 35, pp. 447 - 455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12320
    • Nathan S;Rawstorne P;Hayen A;Bryant J;Baldry E;Ferry M;Williams M;Shanahan M;Jayasinha R, 2016, 'Examining the pathways for young people with drug and alcohol dependence: A mixed-method design to examine the role of a treatment programme', BMJ Open, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010824
    • Ward J;Wand H;Bryant J;Delaney-Thiele D;Worth H;Pitts M;Byron K;Moore E;Donovan B;Kaldor JM, 2016, 'Prevalence and correlates of a diagnosis of sexually transmitted infection among young aboriginal and Torres strait islander people: A national survey', Sexually Transmitted Diseases, vol. 43, pp. 177 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000417
    • Treloar C;Rance J;Bryant J;Fraser S, 2016, 'Understanding decisions made about hepatitis C treatment by couples who inject drugs', Journal of Viral Hepatitis, vol. 23, pp. 89 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvh.12451
    • Lea T;Bryant J;Treloar C, 2016, 'Exposure to injecting drug use and hepatitis C knowledge among an online sample of young people', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, vol. 23, pp. 84 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09687637.2015.1080227
    • Ward J;Bryant J;Wand H;Kaldor J;Delaney-Thiele D;Worth H;Betts S;Waples-Crowe P;Cairnduff S;Coburn T;Donovan B;Pitts M, 2016, 'Methods of a national survey of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people regarding sexually transmissible infections and bloodborne viruses', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 40, pp. S96 - S101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12427
    • Wilson H;Bryant J;Ellard J;Howard J;Treloar C, 2016, 'Sexual identity and its relationship to injecting in a sample of disadvantaged young drug users', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 35, pp. 218 - 222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12281
    • Bryant J;Ward J;Wand H;Byron K;Bamblett A;Waples-Crowe P;Betts S;Coburn T;Delaney-Thiele D;Worth H;Kaldor J;Pitts M, 2015, 'Illicit and injecting drug use among Indigenous young people in urban, regional and remote Australia', Drug and Alcohol Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12320
    • Lea T;Bryant J;Treloar C, 2015, 'Exposure to injecting drug use and hepatitis C knowledge among an online sample of young people', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09687637.2015.1080227
    • Bryant J;Ellard J, 2015, 'Hope as a form of agency in the future thinking of disenfranchised young people', Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 18, pp. 485 - 499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2014.992310
    • Brener L;Horwitz R;Von Hippel C;Bryant J;Treloar C, 2015, 'Discrimination by health care workers versus discrimination by others: Countervailing forces on HCV treatment intentions', Psychology, Health and Medicine, vol. 20, pp. 148 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2014.923103
    • Lea T;Bryant J;Ellard J;Howard J;Treloar C, 2015, 'Young people at risk of transitioning to injecting drug use in Sydney, Australia: Social disadvantage and other correlates of higher levels of exposure to injecting', Health and Social Care in the Community, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12145
    • Cama E;Brener L;Bryant J, 2014, 'Characteristics and attendance patterns of a fixed-site NSP and nearby SVM: The benefits of 24-hour access to sterile injecting equipment', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, vol. 21, pp. 476 - 481, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09687637.2014.956051
    • Fraser S;Treloar C;Bryant J;Rhodes T, 2014, 'Hepatitis C prevention education needs to be grounded in social relationships', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, vol. 21, pp. 88 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09687637.2013.776517
    • Bryant J, 2013, 'A study of young people who inject drugs: an opportunity to decrease high risk injecting by improving knowledge about hepatitis C prevention', Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17450128.2013.855348
    • Fisher DG;Wilson H;Bryant J, 2013, 'Harm reduction knowledge and information exchange among secondary distributors in Sydney, Australia', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, vol. 20, pp. 67 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09687637.2012.687793
    • Ward J;Bryant J;Worth H;Hull P;Solar S;Bailey S, 2013, 'Use of health services for sexually transmitted and blood-borne viral infections by young Aboriginal people in New South Wales', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 19, pp. 81 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY11032
    • Bryant J;Paquette D;Wilson H, 2012, 'Syringe coverage in an australian setting: Does a high level of syringe coverage moderate syringe sharing behaviour', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 16, pp. 1156 - 1163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-011-0010-3
    • Bryant J;Newman CE;Holt M;Paquette DM;Gray R;Canavan PG;Saltman DC;Kippax SC;Kidd MR, 2012, 'Does drug and alcohol use undermine concordance between doctors' assessments of major depression and patients' scores on a screening tool for depression among gay men attending general practice?', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 18, pp. 116 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY11011
    • Newman CE;Holt M;Bryant J;Kippax SC;Paquette DM;Canavan PG;Kidd MR;Saltman DC, 2012, 'Comparing 'doctor' and 'patient' beliefs about the role of illicit drug use in gay men's depression', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 20, pp. 412 - 419, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2524.2011.01044.x
    • Paquette D;Bryant J;De Wit J, 2012, 'Respondent-driven sampling and the recruitment of people with small injecting networks', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 16, pp. 890 - 899, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-011-0032-x
    • Paquette DM;Bryant J;De Wit J, 2012, 'Comparison of participants from respondent-driven sampling and service-based sampling studies of people who inject drugs', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, vol. 19, pp. 329 - 338, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09687637.2011.631198
    • Bryant J;Ward J;Worth H;Hull P;Solar S;Bailey S, 2011, 'Safer sex and condom use: A convenience sample of Aboriginal young people in New South Wales', Sexual Health, vol. 8, pp. 378 - 383, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH10138
    • Grebely J;Bryant J;Hull P;Hopwood M;Lavis Y;Dore GJ;Treloar C, 2011, 'Factors associated with specialist assessment and treatment for hepatitis C virus infection in New South Wales, Australia', Journal of Viral Hepatitis, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2893.2010.01370.x
    • Treloar C;Hull P;Bryant J;Hopwood M;Grebely J;Lavis Y, 2011, 'Factors associated with hepatitis C knowledge among a sample of treatment naive people who inject drugs', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 116, pp. 52 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2010.11.018
    • Paquette DM;Bryant J;De Wit J, 2011, 'Use of respondent-driven sampling to enhance understanding of injecting networks: A study of people who inject drugs in Sydney, Australia', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 22, pp. 267 - 273, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2011.03.007
    • Paquette DM;Bryant J;Crawford S;de Wit JB F, 2011, 'Conducting a respondent-driven sampling survey with the use of existing resources in Sydney, Australia', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 116, pp. 125 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2010.12.002
    • Treloar C;Hopwood M;Bryant J, 2010, ''Does anyone know where to get fits from around here' Policy implications for the provision of sterile injecting equipment through pharmacies in Sydney, Australia', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, vol. 17, pp. 72 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09687630802067251
    • Bryant J;Brener L;Hull P;Treloar C, 2010, 'Needle sharing in regular sexual relationships: An examination of serodiscordance, drug using practices, and the gendered character of injecting', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 107, pp. 182 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2009.10.007
    • Wilson H;Bryant J;Holt M;Treloar C, 2010, 'Normalisation of recreational drug use of among young people: Evidence about accessibility, use and contact with other drug users', Health Sociology Review, vol. 19, pp. 164 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.5172/hesr.2010.19.2.164
    • Bryant J;Topp L;Hopwood M;Iversen J;Treloar C;Maher L, 2010, 'Is point of access to needles and syringes related to needle sharing? Comparing data collected from pharmacies and needle and syringe programs in south-east Sydney', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 29, pp. 364 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00154.x
    • Hopwood MN;Bryant J;Brener L, 2010, 'Evolving knowledge and practice: Hepatitis C and illicit drug use [Editorial]', Contemporary Drug Problems, vol. 37, pp. 543 - 547
    • Wilson H;Bryant J, 2010, 'Perception of hepatitis C risk among injecting drug users who obtain injecting equipment from pharmacies in Western Australia', Contemporary Drug Problems, vol. 37, pp. 599 - 618, https://www.federallegalpublications.com/contemporary-drug-problems/201106/cdp-2010-37-4-04-wilson-perception-of-hepatitis-c-risk-among-injec
    • Paquette D;Bryant J;de Wit J, 2010, 'Conducting a respondent-driven sampling survey with the use of existing resources in Sydney, Australia', Contemporary Drug Problems, vol. 37, pp. 575 - 598
    • Bryant J;Hopwood M, 2009, 'Secondary exchange of sterile injecting equipment in a high distribution environment: A mixed method analysis in south east Sydney, Australia', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 20, pp. 324 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2008.06.006
    • Brener L;Resnick I;Ellard J;Treloar C;Bryant J, 2009, 'Exploring the role of consumer participation in drug treatment', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 105, pp. 172 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2009.06.016
    • Bryant J;Saxton M;Madden A;Bath N;Robinson S, 2008, 'Consumers' and providers' perspectives about consumer participation in drug treatment services: Is there support to do more? What are the obstacles?', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 27, pp. 138 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09595230701829405
    • Bryant J;Saxton M;Madden A;Bath N;Robinson S, 2008, 'Consumer participation in the planning and delivery of drug treatment services: The current arrangements', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 27, pp. 130 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09595230701829397
    • Cliffe S;Black D;Bryant J;Sullivan E, 2008, 'Maternal deaths in New South Wales, Australia: A data linkage project', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 48, pp. 255 - 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1479-828X.2008.00878.x
    • Bryant J;Treloar C, 2008, 'Initiators: An examination of young injecting drug users who initiate others to injecting', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 12, pp. 885 - 890, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-007-9347-z
    • Bryant J;Madden A;Bath N;Robinson S, 2008, 'Consumer participation in the planning and delivery of drug treatment services: The current arrangements', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 27, pp. 131 - 137
    • Bryant J;Schofield T, 2007, 'Feminine sexual subjectivities: Bodies, agency and life history', Sexualities, vol. 10, pp. 321 - 340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363460707078321
    • Bryant J;Porter M;Tracy SK;Sullivan EA, 2007, 'Caesarean birth: Consumption, safety, order, and good mothering', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 65, pp. 1192 - 1201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2007.05.025
    • Bryant J;Treloar C, 2007, 'The gendered context of initiation to injecting drug use: Evidence for women as active initiates', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 26, pp. 287 - 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09595230701247731
    • Hopwood M;Treloar C;Bryant J, 2006, 'Erratum: Hepatitis C and injecting-related discrimination in New South Wales, Australia(Drugs, Education, Prevention and Policy 13:1 (61-75))', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, vol. 13, pp. 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687630600762368
    • Hopwood M;Treloar C;Bryant J, 2006, 'Hepatitis C and injecting-related discrimination in New South Wales, Australia', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, vol. 13, pp. 61 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687630500481150
    • Bryant J;Treloar C, 2006, 'Risk practices and other characteristics of injecting drug users who obtain injecting equipment from pharmacies and personal networks', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 17, pp. 418 - 424, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2006.07.004
    • Bryant J, 2006, 'Rights, responsibilities and citizenship in heterosexual women`s talk about sex: Promoting women`s sexual health and safety.', Health Sociology Review, vol. 15, pp. 277 - 286
    • Wang YA;Sullivan EA;Black D;Dean J;Bryant J;Chapman M, 2005, 'Preterm birth and low birth weight after assisted reproductive technology-related pregnancy in Australia between 1996 and 2000', Fertility and Sterility, vol. 83, pp. 1650 - 1658, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2004.12.033
    • Bryant J;Sullivan EA;Dean JH, 2004, 'Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and NZ 2002', Assisted Reproduction Technology, pp. 1 - 51
    • Bryant J;Browne AJ;Barton S;Zumno BD, 2002, 'Access to health care: Social determinants of preventive cancer screening use in Northern British Columbia', Social Indicators Research, vol. 60, pp. 243 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1021269216516

    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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