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 HIV prevention research with gay and bisexual men. I'm a qualitative health researcher and sociologist and have worked at the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) since 2018, where I undertook my PhD (2018-2022), 'PrEP in Practice: a sociological study of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis prescribing' (submitted August 2022).
I am currently employed as Research Associate (Level A) in a 3-year postdoctoral position at CSRH. In this role I am working on 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.
I am currently involved in the following projects:
I am actively involved with the HIV sector, gay community organisations, and professional associations in my field. I am currently an Editorial Advisory Board member for Health Sociology Review (2020-present), member of the ACON Research Ethics Review Committee (2020-present) and involved in the National Program Committee for the 2022 ASHM HIV & Sexual Health Conferences. I have previously been involved with The Australian Sociological Association, including as the Postgraduate Portfolio Leader (2020 - 2021), a member of the Postgraduate Sub-Committee (2019-2020), and a co-convener of the Health thematic group (2019-2021).
My past research projects include:
UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship (2018-2022)
ASHM Early Career Award (2020)
ADA HDR Research Output Award (2020-2022)