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Dr Joanne Bryant

Associate Professor

BSc, MSc, PhD

Centre for Social Research in Health

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Joanne Bryant is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Social Research in Health in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She holds a PhD in sociology and an MSc in epidemiology. She has led a range of impactful research projects focusing on young people’s alcohol and drug use and sexual health, concentrating specifically on populations of vulnerable young people including street-involved youth and Indigenous youth. She holds an affiliated appointment with the UNSW Practical Justice Initiative, a program of interdisciplinary research focusing on innovative solutions to social problems. Joanne has published over seventy peer review papers and ten technical monographs. She is an investigator on a range of competitive grants, including from the Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council.

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

Publications

    Journal articles

    Conference Papers

    Reports

    • Bryant J;Rance J;Lafferty L;Treloar C, 2018, Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour 2018: Viral Hepatitis in Australia, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5b57e6eb42bb9
    • 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
    • Bryant J;Brener L;Wilson H, 2015, Final report of the evaluation of the NSW Extended Distribution Pilot Project
    • Green R;Bryant J;Gray R;Brown R;Best D;Rance J;MacLean S, 2015, ‘Vulnerable young people who use alcohol and other drugs: A study exploring policing and pathways to diversion and care in two Australian states’, Melbourne: Turning Point; Sydney: Centre for Social Research in Health
    • Ward J;Bryant J;Wand H;Pitts M;Smith A;Delaney-Thiele D;Worth H;Kaldor J, 2014, Sexual Health and relationships in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Results from the first national study assessing knowledge, risk practices and health service use in relation to s
    • 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;treloar C, 2013, Young people who inject drugs: Subanalysis of the NSW Pharmacy NSP data
    • 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

    • Newman CE;Persson A;Drysdale K;Rance J;Hamilton M;valentine K;bryant J;Wallace J, 2018, '"I found out I have HIV but it's all good, I'm on medication": The deployment of biomedical technologies in HIV and viral hepatitis family disclosure narratives', presented at 2018 In Sickness and in Health Conference, Sydney, 07 - 09 June 2018
    • Persson AS;Newman C;Hamilton M;Bryant J;Wallace J;valentine K;Botfield J, 2017, 'Understanding the needs of families affected by blood-borne viruses: The case for extending the concept of “serodiscordance”.', presented at 29th Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference, Canberra, 06 - 08 November 2017
    • 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 and Supervision

Joanne is available to supervise postgraduate students with an interest in the social construction of youth, illicit drug use, harm reduction, sexuality and sexual health. She supervises research projects that draw on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches.

Grants

2018-2020 Australian Research Council Linkage Grant $211,000 Fostering the sexual well-being of Aboriginal young people by building on social, cultural and personal strengths. Bryant, Bell, Bolt, Graham, Doyle, Murphy, Treloar, Browne, Aggleton, Hardy, Botfeild, Stanbury, Brown, Beetson, Kougelos

2016-2018 Australian Research Council Discovery Grant $355,000 Critical perspectives on serodiscordance in family life. Newman, Persson, valentine, Hamilton, Bryant, Wallace.

2014-2016 Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, $256,000 Positive life pathways for vulnerable adolescents: The role of a life management program approach. Nathan, Rawstorne, Hayen, Bryant, Baldry

2013-2014 National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund $173,942 Characteristics of vulnerable young people in inner-city areas who use alcohol and other drugs; policing and pathways to diversion and care. MacLean, Bryant, Best, Room, Wilson, Bruun, Rance

2012-2014 National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant $370,000. Understanding and preventing hepatitis C transmission within sexual partnerships. Treloar, Fraser, Bryant, Rhodes.

2009-2013 Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, $775,000 Sexual health and relationships in young Indigenous people. Ward, Worth, Smith, Thiele, Kaldor, Bryant, Pitts.

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