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Top girls: middle class privilege and agentic practice Archive

Funding Agency: Economic and Social Research Council, United Kingdom, UNSW Strategic Funding
People Involved: Peter Aggleton

This study extends recently completed work on agentic practice among privileged young women in England. It is examining how young women attending four private schools in Southern England act powerfully across various aspects of their lives, including in their education and in relationships with…

Treatment as Prevention study Archive
People Involved: Martin Holt, Asha Persson

CSRH is conducting a study examining HIV-positive gay men’s attitudes to HIV ‘treatment as prevention’.


Clinical trial results indicate that being on HIV antiretroviral therapy significantly reduces the viral load of an HIV-positive person and therefore reduces the…

Trending Sexual Health Archive
People Involved: John de Wit, Limin Mao, Philippe Adam

This project is led by Family Planning NSW, in collaboration with the Centre for Social Research in Health and ACON. The CSRH team is leading the evaluation component to assess the feasibility, acceptability, extent of engagement and effectiveness of new national online resources (websites and…

UNSW hepatitis C vaccine initiative: knowledge of, and willingness to participate in, vaccine trials Archive

Funding Agency: UNSW Strategic Funding, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
People Involved: Carla Treloar

The component conducted by CSRH involved a qualitative investigation of the knowledge of hepatitis C vaccine trials among people who inject drugs, and of the factors that would influence their decision to take part in such a trial.

Understanding and Preventing Hepatitis C within Sexual Partnerships Archive

Funding Agency: NHMRC Project Grant, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
People Involved: Carla Treloar, Joanne Bryant, Jake Rance, Suzanne Fraser

This is a qualitative study focusing on the sharing of drug injecting equipment within sexual relationships between people who inject drugs. This context of sharing is of central concern to public health as surveillance data from a number of sources shows that the majority of equipment sharing…

Understanding disparities in PrEP access Current

Funding Agency: UNSW Arts & Social Sciences
People Involved: Martin Holt, Christy Newman

This pilot study is investigating expert perspectives on the social factors that influence the adoption and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and its uptake in locations with disparities of access, awareness and infrastructure. This research is being conducted to gain a better understanding…

Understanding global biomedical technologies in local realities: The case of couples with mixed HIV status in Papua New Guinea Archive

Funding Agency: Australian Research Council
People Involved: Asha Persson, Stephen Bell

It is frequently assumed that biomedical technologies designed to treat and prevent disease, if given equitable access, will have uniform or predictable effects irrespective of the local context in which they are used or consumed. Our research will produce new understandings of the promises,…

Understanding the uses and values of digital stories in health promotion, politics and policymaking Current

Funding Agency: UNSW Arts & Social Sciences
People Involved: Christy Newman, Caroline Lenette, Anthony Zwi

Associate Professor Christy Newman (Centre for Social Research in Health) is leading a new collaboration with researchers in the School of Social Sciences (Caroline Lenette, Anthony Zwi, Jessica Botfield) and the School of Arts and Media (Kath Albury) on the role of digital stories in health…

Understandings of risk and HIV among men who have sex with men in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales Archive

This was a coordinated study of risk and HIV among MSM in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. The study examined risk factors for HIV seroconversion in different contexts using data from men recently testing positive for HIV and believed to be recent seroconverters. The second component…

Western Australia Sexual Health Service Project Archive

Funding Agency: The Kirby Institute, UNSW
People Involved: Martin Holt

This project, led by The Kirby Institute, is evaluating sexual health services for men who have sex with men in Perth, Western Australia. In 2012, men were recruited from one community-based sexual health service and two public sexual health clinics to complete a confidential questionnaire about…