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RECRUITING NOW: People living with HIV

Have your say on HIV stigma and discrimination!

We are seeking people living with HIV to take part in a 15 minute online survey about experiences of living with HIV, including HIV treatment, sources of social support, your use of substances like alcohol, mental health and wellbeing and your experiences of stigma and discrimination related to HIV.

This study is part of a broader project funded by the Australian Government Department of Health to examine stigma and discrimination among people living with blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections.

To complete the survey or find out more, visit bit.ly/hivstigmasurvey or contact Elena at e.cama@unsw.edu.au

RECRUITING NOW: People who have ever/currently have hepatitis C AND/OR have ever injected drugs

Have your say on stigma and discrimination related to hepatitis C and injecting drug use!

We are seeking people who have had or are currently living with hepatitis C AND/OR people who have ever injected drugs to take part in a 15 minute online survey. You will be asked about your experiences of hepatitis C and/or injecting drug use, including treatment, sources of social support, your use of substances like alcohol and other drugs, mental health and wellbeing and your experiences of stigma and discrimination.

This study is part of a broader project funded by the Australian Government Department of Health to examine stigma and discrimination among people living with blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections.

To complete the survey or find out more, visit bit.ly/hepcstigmasurvey or contact Elena at e.cama@unsw.edu.au

RECRUITING NOW: Australian health professionals

We are seeking Australian health professionals to take part in a 15 minute online survey about experiences and attitudes towards working with people living with blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections, specifically hepatitis C, hepatitis B and HIV.

This study is part of a broader project funded by the Australian Government Department of Health to examine stigma and discrimination among people living with blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections.

To complete the survey or find out more, visit bit.ly/healthstigmasurvey or contact Elena at e.cama@unsw.edu.au

RECRUITING NOW: Heterosexually-identified men who have sex with men

We are currently recruiting ‘key informants’ to take part in phone interviews who hold either professional experience in working with heterosexually-identified men who have sex with men, or have some community expertise or experience regarding this population.

This research is being conducted to establish a methodology for engaging with heterosexually-identified men who have sex with men in Greater Sydney and regional NSW; to identify ways to find them, how to recruit them for research, and how to reach them in the future. The project also seeks to build a preliminary understanding of the sexual practices, sexual spaces, sexual health knowledge and sexual health needs of these men, and how to best engage them with health promotion and care.

The study is being conducted by Dr Christy Newman and Dr Asha Persson, both Senior Research Fellows at the UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health, with the input of their colleagues Professor John de Wit (Director), Associate Professor Martin Holt and Dr Denton Callander, Dr Heather-Marie Schmidt and Ms Tina Gordon of the NSW Ministry of Health, Ms Pene Manolas of PozHet (Heterosexual HIV Service of NSW), Dr Catriona Ooi of the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre and Dr Alison Rutherford of Western Sydney Sexual Health Services.

The study is sponsored by the NSW Ministry of Health as part of the BBV & STI Research, Intervention and Strategic Evaluation Program (BRISE) at UNSW: Find out more about BRISE here www.brise.com.au

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Contact

If you believe you hold appropriate expertise and would be willing to take part in a key informant phone interview, please contact Christy Newman on 9385 4717 or c.newman@unsw.edu.au.

This study has been approved by the Ethics Review Committee (RPAH Zone) of the Sydney Local Health District. Any person with concerns or complaints about the conduct of this study should contact the Executive Officer on 02 9515 6766 and quote protocol number X15-0275.

RECRUITING NOW: Young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds (16-24 years)

A UNSW study is seeking to recruit young people from culturally diverse backgrounds who are living in Western and South Western Sydney, to understand their views on and use of sexual and reproductive health services, and how services can do better at engaging young people in this area.

Eligible participants will take part in an interview (up to 60 minutes), and will be reimbursed for travel costs, up to $30.

Recruitment is being supported by a number of sexual and reproductive health services, but young people interested in taking part can also find out more and/or express their interest via the study webpage: http://youngpeoplehealthandrelationships.com/

Please feel free to share this information with colleagues and clients.

The eligibility criteria for participation in an interview includes:

• Aged between 16 and 24 years

• Live in Western or South Western Sydney

• Come from a migrant or refugee background

• Speak a second language besides English

• Are comfortable speaking in English

Investigators: Prof Anthony Zwi, Dr Christy Newman, Dr Alison Rutherford (up to April 2016), Dr Christopher Carmody (from May 2016), Dr Catriona Ooi, Dr Melissa Kang, Dr Mitchell Smith, Dr Deborah Bateson, Ms Katherine Bennett, Ms Jessica Botfield

Partner organisations: Family Planning NSW, High St Youth Health Service, NSW Refugee Health Service, South Western Sydney Sexual Health Service, Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, UNSW Australia


Contact

For more information, please contact Jessica Botfield at jessica.botfield@unsw.edu.au or 0413 660 169.

RECRUITING NOW: Mental health practitioners with social work training in Sydney and Hong Kong

We are currently recruiting mental health practitioners with social work training to take part in an e-survey of approximately 10 minutes. This research is conducted to explore not only social workers’ understandings of empowerment practice, but also the role of and limitations experienced by them in the process of empowering mental health consumers in the current service delivery.

The eligibility criteria for participation includes:

• Trained in social work and eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers;

• Having experience of working with people with severe mental illness for one year and more; AND

• Currently holding a position involved in the delivery of mental health care in the community in Sydney.

Access to the survey can be found through the following link:

http://unsw.survey.netq.nl/nq.cfm?q=f6b81ed8-b02a-45d9-be5d-fed867d62d98

A Woolworths e-voucher valued at AU$15 will be sent to you after completing the survey if you provide us with your email contact. You can also choose to take part in a follow-up interview, which could be arranged face-to-face or over the phone at a time and site convenient to you. You will receive another gift voucher (AU$40) to reimburse your time.

Please do not hesitate to share this information with your colleagues or friends.

Investigators: Dr Limin Mao, Dr Christy Newman and Ms Jialiang Cui


Contact

For more information, please contact Ms Jialiang Cui (Angela) at jialiang.cui@student.unsw.edu.au or call 0421104528.