Dr Paula Jops
Research Fellow

Dr Paula Jops

BA (Anthropology), Master of Public Health (International Health), PhD 

Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

Paula Jops is a Research Fellow within the Global Health Program at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney. She is a qualitative researcher with a cross-disciplinary background in anthropology, public health, and development studies. Paula has worked on projects related to tuberculosis and HIV, refugees and forced migration, and sexual and gender-based violence. She has conducted research both locally and within cross-cultural settings, most recently in India, Thailand, and Papua New Guinea. Paula is currently working on the NHMRC funded project called 'Understanding the socio-cultural dimensions of tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea: Knowledge to optimise public health solutions.'


  • Book Chapters | 2016
    Breckenridge JM; Jops P; James K, 2016, 'Rights, Relationship and Reciprocity’ - Ethical Research Practice with Refugee Women from Burma in New Delhi, India.', in Nakray K; Alston M; Wittenbury K (ed.), Social Science Research Ethics for a Globalizing World: Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Routledge, Oxon UK, pp. 167 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315880020
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Bryant J; Horwitz R; Gray RM; Lafferty L; Jops P; Blunden H; Hudson S; Brener L, 2022, 'Improving access to drug and alcohol treatment in NSW Australia: The role of self-determination and peer support', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 30, pp. e2050 - e2057, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13639
    Journal articles | 2022
    Jops P; Kupul M; Trumb RN; Cowan J; Graham SM; Bell S; Majumdar S; Nindil H; Pomat W; Marais B; Marks G; Vallely AJ; Kaldor J; Kelly-Hanku A, 2022, 'Exploring Tuberculosis Riskscapes in a Papua New Guinean ‘Hotspot’', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 32, pp. 1747 - 1762, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10497323221111912
    Journal articles | 2019
    Jops P; Lenette C; Breckenridge J, 2019, 'Lessons of Survival: Exploring the Social Networks and Coping Mechanisms of Chin Refugee Women in Delhi', Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15562948.2018.1550230
    Journal articles | 2016
    Jops P; Breckenridge J; Lenette CD, 2016, 'A context of risk: Uncovering the lived experiences of Chin refugee women who are negotiating a livelihood in Delhi, India.', Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, vol. 32, pp. 84 - 94, http://refuge.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/refuge/article/view/40348/36423
  • Reports | 2020
    Bryant J; Horwitz R; Gray R; Lafferty L; Jops P; Blunden H; Brener L, 2020, Barriers and enablers associated with access and equity in alcohol and other drug treatment in NSW, UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5f1a2d1d11d61
    Reports | 2019
    Blunden H; valentine K; Jops P, 2019, Evaluation of the Keeping Women Safe – Private Rental Initiative, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5d895b28a5000
    Reports | 2019
    Gendera S; Jops P; Broady T; valentine K; Breckenridge J, 2019, Evaluation of the technology trial (Keeping Women Safe in Their Homes), Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5d894c6128880
    Reports | 2019
    Hilferty F; Katz I; Jops P; Challinor B; Talbot A; Evans G; Van Hooff M; Lawrence-Wood E; Zmudzki F, 2019, Homelessness amongst Australian veterans: findings from the qualitative interviews, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0025/46582/AHURI-Report_Homelessness-Amongst-Australian-contemporary-veterans_Qualitative-Interviews.pdf
    Theses / Dissertations | 2017
    Jops PT, 2017, Negotiating Survival: Uncovering the Lived Experiences of Chin Refugee Women in Delhi, India who Engage in Risky Livelihoods