Dr Paula Jops

Dr Paula Jops

Research Fellow

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

Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

Dr. Paula Jops is a Research Fellow within the Asia and Pacific Health Program at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney. She has a cross-disciplinary background in anthropology, development studies, and public health. Paula has worked on projects related to tuberculosis, HIV, cervical screening, refugees and forced migration, and sexual and gender-based violence. She has conducted research both locally and internationally, most recently in India, Thailand, and Papua New Guinea. Paula is currently working on two NHMRC funded projects, 'Understanding the socio-cultural dimensions of tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea: knowledge to optimise public health solutions', and 'Supporting Choice: Equity in access to HPV testing for cervical cancer screening among under screened and never screened women and people with a cervix in Australia.' 


  • 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 | 2023
    Jops P; Cowan J; Kupul M; Trumb RN; Graham SM; Bauri M; Nindil H; Bell S; Keam T; Majumdar S; Pomat W; Marais B; Marks GB; Kaldor J; Vallely A; Kelly-Hanku A, 2023, 'Beyond patient delay, navigating structural health system barriers to timely care and treatment in a high burden TB setting in Papua New Guinea', Global Public Health, 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2023.2184482
    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, 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, 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, 17, pp. 509 - 528, 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, 32, pp. 84 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.40348
  • 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