Casual Academic

Ms Theresa Caruana

  • GradDip Psychology, UNE
  • MSW, UNE
  • MPH, UNSW
  • GradCert Editing & Publishing, UTS
  • BA(Hons), USyd
Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Social Sciences

Theresa Caruana is a Scientia PhD candidate and Research Assistant at the Centre for Social Research in Health and the School of Social Sciences. Her research focuses on experiences of stigma in drug treatment and health settings, and the experiences of people who inject drugs. She has a history of working with populations experiencing disadvantage in a variety of direct practice, education, communication, policy, research, and project coordination roles. Theresa also contributed to publications from the second iteration of the Australian Study of Health and Relationships. 

  • Journal articles | 2022
    Brener L; Caruana T; Broady T; Cama E; Ezard N; Madden A; Treloar C, 2022, 'Addressing injecting related risks among people who inject both opioids and stimulants: Findings from an Australian survey of people who inject drugs', Addictive Behaviors Reports, vol. 15, pp. 100398 - 100398, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2021.100398
    Journal articles | 2022
    Brener L; Horwitz R; Rance J; Caruana T; Bryant J, 2022, 'Health worker perceptions of the impact of COVID-19 on harm reduction services for people who inject drugs', Health and Social Care in the Community, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13782
    Journal articles | 2022
    Richters J; Carter A; Caruana T; Bateson D; de Visser R; Rissel C; Yeung A; Guy R; McGeechan K, 2022, 'Reproductive experiences and outcomes among a representative sample of women: the Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 46, pp. 69 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13166
    Journal articles | 2022
    Richters J; Yeung A; Rissel C; McGeechan K; Caruana T; de Visser R, 2022, 'Sexual Difficulties, Problems, and Help-Seeking in a National Representative Sample: The Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships', Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 51, pp. 1435 - 1446, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-021-02244-w
    Journal articles | 2017
    Rissel C; Richters J; de Visser RO; McKee A; Yeung A; Caruana T, 2017, 'A Profile of Pornography Users in Australia: Findings From the Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships', Journal of Sex Research, vol. 54, pp. 227 - 240, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2016.1191597
    Journal articles | 2016
    Richters J; Fitzadam S; Yeung A; Caruana T; Rissel C; Simpson JM; de Visser RO, 2016, 'Contraceptive practices among women: the second Australian study of health and relationships', Contraception, vol. 94, pp. 548 - 555, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2016.06.016
  • Reports | 2021
    Brener L; Rance J; Caruana T; Horwitz R; Bryant J, 2021, Assessing the impact of COVID on harm reduction services, UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/wpkj-dk70
    Reports | 2021
    Rance J; Bryant J; Caruana T; Brener L, 2021, Perspectives of COVID vaccines among people who inject drugs, UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/gvvm-na51
    Conference Posters | 2015
    Yeung A; Caruana T; Grulich A; de Visser R; Rissel C; Simpson J; Richters J, 2015, 'P04.15 Sexual behaviour, sti testing and diagnosis down under: findings from the second australian study of health and relationships (ashr2)', Vol. 91, pp. A101.1 - A101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2015-052270.269