It is frequently assumed that biomedical technologies designed to treat and prevent disease, if given equitable access, will have uniform or predictable effects irrespective of the local context in which they are used or consumed.
Associate Professor Christy Newman has led a series of pilot activities on the role of digital stories in health and social policymaking practice, in collaboration with researchers in the School of Social Sciences (Caroline Lenette, Anthony Zwi, Jessica Botfield), the School of Arts and Media (Ka
This was a coordinated study of risk and HIV among MSM in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. The study examined risk factors for HIV seroconversion in different contexts using data from men recently testing positive for HIV and believed to be recent seroconverters.
Professional decision-making can be difficult to influence, particularly in health contexts. Decisions are often not just about scientific evidence of best practice. Rather, decisions are heavily influenced by social context and the relationships that surround them.
This project focuses on the positive actions Aboriginal young people take to reduce their sexual risk and build sexual well-being, and describes the social, cultural and personal strengths and resources that they draw on to do so.