Dr Lise Lafferty

Centre for Social Research in Health


Fields: Social Change, Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Tags: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes, Correctional services, Other social development and community services


Lise recently completed her PhD, titled, “Relationships Matter: Social capital theory and hepatitis C treatment uptake among men in prison. Lise was a recipient of a National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Research Postgraduate Scholarship while undertaking her PhD research. She is currently co-appointed working at the Centre for Social Research in Health on a number of studies pertaining to people living with BBVs, people who inject drugs, and people in prison and in the community and at the Kirby Institute on a study promoting point-of-care sexual health testing in Aboriginal communities.

Lise’ research interests include prisoner health and wellbeing, Aboriginal health and wellbeing, blood-borne viruses, and social justice. She has a community background working with diverse disadvantaged communities including people with disabilities, young people at risk of entering the criminal justice system, and Aboriginal communities.  


    Journal articles

    • Lafferty L;Treloar C;van Breda N;Steele M;Hiley S;Flaherty I;Salmon A, 2017, '‘It's Fast, It's Quick, It Stops Me Being Sick’: How to influence preparation of opioid tablets for injection', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 36, pp. 651 - 657, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12562
    • Lafferty L;Treloar C;Guthrie J;Chambers GM;Butler T, 2017, 'Social capital strategies to enhance hepatitis C treatment awareness and uptake among men in prison', Journal of Viral Hepatitis, vol. 24, pp. 111 - 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvh.12627
    • Lafferty L;Treloar C;Chambers GM;Butler T;Guthrie J, 2016, 'Contextualising the social capital of Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men in prison', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 167, pp. 29 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.08.040
    • Lafferty L;Treloar C;Butler T;Guthrie J;Chambers GM, 2016, 'Unlocking dimensions of social capital in the prison setting', Health and Justice, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40352-016-0040-z
    • Lafferty L;Chambers GM;Guthrie J;Butler T, 2015, 'Indicators of social capital in prison: a systematic review', Health & Justice, vol. 3, pp. 3 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40352-015-0020-8


    • 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
    • Simpson PL;Butler T;Dodson M;Levy M;Kaldor J;Allsop S;Gray D;Wilhelm K;Al-Yaman F;Doyle M;Lafferty L, 2017, The Indigenous Offender Health Research Capacity Building Group Community Report, Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, National Centre for Indigenous Studies, Australian National University, Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service, National Drug Research Institute,, Sydney

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