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Dr Kerryn Drysdale

Research Fellow

PhD, MA, BA(Hons)

Centre for Social Research in Health

Contact

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318 Goodsell Building
Kensington Campus
Fields: Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Sociological Methodology and Research Methods, Cultural Theory

Kerryn Drysdale is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Research in Health, located within UNSW Arts and Social Sciences. Her disciplinary background is in cultural studies, with a particular focus on LGBTIQ social scenes, identities and practices. Kerryn's current area of research lies at the intersection of social inquiry and public health, particularly in the experiences and expressions of health and wellbeing among same-sex attracted and sex/gender diverse people, people who use drugs, and people living with or affected by HIV and/or viral hepatitis. Kerryn is also interested in community-led approaches to harm reduction and urban LGBTIQ night-time economic reform.

Publications

    Books

    • Drysdale K, 2019, Intimate Investments in Drag King Cultures The Rise and Fall of a Lesbian Social Scene, Springer Palgrave Macmillan

    Book Chapters

    • Drysdale K;Wong K, 2019, '(In Press) Sensory Ethnography', in Atkinson P; Cernat A; Delamont S; Sakshaug J; Williams R (ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Research Methods
    • Drysdale K, 2016, 'When Scenes Fade: Methodological Lessons from Sydney's Drag King Culture', in Scene Thinking: Cultural Studies from the Scene Perspective, Routledge

    Journal articles

    Reports

    • Hopwood M;Drysdale K;Treloar C, 2018, ‘Sunshine on a rainy day’: Crystal methamphetamine use among gay and bisexual men in Perth, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5be39b00ad585

    Theses / Dissertations

    • Drysdale K, 2016, When Scenes Fade: Everyday Investments in Sydney's Drag King Culture, University of Sydney

    Conference Presentations

    • Drysdale K;Newman C;Persson A, 2018, 'Family intimacies: conceptualising serodiscordance in families living with or affected by stigmatized infectious disease through family mapping methodologies', presented at 12th Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Shanghai, 12 - 15 August 2018
    • Newman C;Drysdale K;Persson A;Rance J;Hamilton M;valentine K;Bryant J;Wallace J, 2018, 'Mediating biosocial possibilities: The deployment of biomedical technologies in HIV and viral hepatitis family disclosure narratives', presented at 2018 annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science: TRANSnational STS, Sydney, 24 - 26 September 2018
    • Newman C;Persson A;Drysdale K;Hamilton M;valentine K;Bryant J;Wallace J;Gray R;Rance J;Botfield J, 2018, 'Exploring the role of families in HIV treatment decisions and practices.', presented at Australasian HIV Conference, Sydney, 24 - 26 September 2018
    • Persson A;Newman C;Drysdale K;Hamilton M;valentine K;Bryant J;Gray R;Rance J;Botfield J, 2018, 'Understanding divergent family responses to a blood borne virus diagnosis', presented at Australasian HIV Conference, Sydney, 24 - 26 September 2018
    • Newman C;Persson A;Drysdale K;Hamilton M;valentine K;Bryant J;Wallace J;Gray R;Rance J;Botfield J, 2018, 'Open doors and family secrets: Negotiating communication agreements among families affected by HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C', presented at IUSTI Asia Pacific Sexual Health Congress 2018, Auckland, 01 - 03 November 2018
    • Gibson A;Newman C;Mooney-Somers J;Drysdale K;Botfield J;Cook T, 2018, 'Shifting the inner circle: Understanding efforts to more meaningfully ‘include’ trans and gender diverse people in cervical cancer screening', presented at IUSTI Asia Pacific Sexual Health Congress 2018, Auckland, 01 - 03 November 2018
    • Gibson A;Newman C;Mooney-Somers J;Drysdale K;Botfield J;Cook T, 2018, 'Shifting the inner circle: Understanding efforts to more meaningfully ‘include’ trans and gender diverse people in cervical cancer screening', presented at TASA Conference 2018: Precarity, Rights, Resistance, Melbourne, 20 - 22 November 2018
    • 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

Honours and prizes

Finalist, Rita and John Cornforth award for excellence in PhD research, Alumni Council Medal, University of Sydney, 2016

Engagement and Professional contributions

Memberships

Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, 2012 to current.
Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Association, 2015 to current.
Association for Cultural Studies, 2016 to current.
Cultural Research Network, 2016 to current.
The Australian Sociological Association, 2017 to current.
Australian Women’s & Gender Studies Association, 2017 to current.

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