Carla's research interests are in the fields of hepatitis C and injecting drug use. She is a primarily qualitative researcher and is grounded in the disciplines of health and social psychology, public health and health policy. However, Carla constantly seeks to work across methods and disciplines. In particular, she sees it essential to work towards blending the insights that an individual-based discipline like health psychology can provide when issues such as hepatitis C and illicit drug use are considered in social, legal and political contexts.
Carla is member of many advisory groups for research, government and non-government agencies. A few keyappointments are listed below.
Member, Academy of Social Sciences Australia
ARC College 2018-2020
University of Newcastle Alumni Medal for Professional Excellence, 2017
Cheryl Burman Award, Hepatitis NSW, 2015
Appointments and memberships:
Member, Minsterial Advisory Committee for Blood Borne Viruses and Sexualy Transmissible Infections (MACBBVS) 2009-2014
Member, NSW Health Ministerial Advisory Committee on Hepatitis
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Drug Policy (Elsevier)
Senior Editor, Addiction: Associate Editor International Journal of Drug Policy
Areas of expertise for supervision
Automatic influences on injecting behaviour
Living with hepatitis C
Injecting and illicit drug use
Cross-disciplinary studies in hepatitis C and injecting drug use