PhD, UNSW Sydney
GradCert Human Rights (with distinction), Curtin University.
BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing, Murdoch University.
BA Philosophy and BA Theatre & Drama, Murdoch University.
I specialise in social research in the field of HIV prevention and sexual health. I'm a qualitative health researcher and sociologist and have worked at the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) since 2018, where I successfully completed my PhD (2018-2022). I am currently employed as a postdoctoral researcher at CSRH. In this role I work as a project coordinator within the NSW PRISM project to investigate HIV stigma amongst gay and bisexual men, and on an NHMRC-funded project exploring how to expand the Gay Community Periodic Survey to other priority populations.
My program of research is primarily focused on how communities and health professionals engage with HIV prevention, care, and surveillance. My research explores how the social and cultural dimensions shaping people's everyday lives can be better recognised, affirmed, and supported in health policy and care. My work is particularly focused on LGBTQ+ populations, particularly gay and bisexual men, along with community-based organisations and professionals serving these communities. Beyond a focus on HIV, sexual health, and LGBTQ+ communities, I am interested in the sociology of health and illness and pharmaceutical studies.
I am currently involved in the following projects:
My past research projects include:
Principal Investigator - $75k Triple I Clinical Academic Group Seed Grant Funding (UNSW Medicine & Health) - Responding to monkeypox virus (RE:MPXV): a qualitative study of community and professional experiences
UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship (2018-2022)
ASHM Early Career Award (2020)
ADA HDR Research Output Award (2020-2022)
My Research Supervision