Academics from the Centre for Social Research in Health have been successful in securing three ARC Linkage Grants beginning in 2018.  The grants total $846,881 in research funding for UNSW and their research partners.

Navigating an uncertain antimicrobial future: a sociological study

Alexander Broom, Emma Kirby, Mark Davis, Susan Dodds, Jennifer Broom, Jeffrey Post

This project aims to develop a unique understanding of what governs antibiotic use in the health sector and how it can be governed more effectively. The project will critically assess the implementation of governance, and how regulatory and legislative environments may resonate or contrast with the demands of practice. This will support the development of strategies to improve antibiotic use and reduce resistance.

Fostering Aboriginal sexual well-being by building on strengths

Joanne Bryant, Stephen Bell, Reuben Bolt, Simon Graham, Michael Doyle, Christy NewmanDean MurphyCarla Treloar, Annette Browne, Peter Aggleton, Jessica Botfield, Robert Hardy, Elizabeth Brown, Voula Kougelos, Linda Stanbury, Karen Beetson

This project aims to use a strengths-based approach to examine how Aboriginal young people draw on social, cultural and personal resources to build their sexual well-being. Many Aboriginal Australians see strengths approaches as essential to addressing disadvantage. However, to date they have not been widely used to address the significant sexual health inequalities experienced by Aboriginal young people. The project will create new knowledge about ‘what works’ in supporting the sexual well-being of Aboriginal young people, that has relevance to a broad range of disciplines beyond the area of health and well-being.

Reducing health disparities for culturally and linguistically diverse peoples

Alison Reid, Bruce Maycock, Rebecca Guy, Graham Brown, Limin Mao, Robert Offord, Lisa Hartley, Roanna Lobo, Praveena Gunaratnam

This project aims to develop a greater understanding of migrants and the factors that predict poor health outcomes related to blood-borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections. The delayed access by migrants to healthcare from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds results in late diagnosis, low treatment uptake, and poorer health outcomes, with enhanced risk of infection and increased burden on the health system. The data collected in this project will assist in developing health services to meet these needs.

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