PhD, UNSW Sydney
Master of Public Health, University of Sydney
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Hons Class 1), UNSW Sydney
Elena is a Research Associate at the Centre for Social Research in Health at the University of New South Wales.
Her PhD thesis examined sexual violence facilitated through dating and hookup platforms, for which she was awarded a Dean's Award for Outstanding PhD Theses in 2022.
She is currently working on a national study, which aims to develop and trial a new and novel stigma reduction intervention among health workers to reduce stigma and discrimination targeted at people affected by blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections.
2023 - The BBV and STI Research, Intervention and Strategic Evaluation Program, NSW Health - Identifying strategies to address institutional stigma in health care settings ($75k)
2022 Dean of Graduate Research Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis
2017 UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship
2011 Faculty of Arts and Social Science's Dean's List for Academic Excellence