Christy Newman

Associate Professor

Christy Newman is Associate Professor at the Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Arts and Social Sciences, where she has been conducting social research on health, sexuality and relationships for the past 15 years. Her research interests are focused on sexual and reproductive health, blood borne virus prevention and care, and sexual and gender diversity, and extend to the related fields of harm reduction, mental and emotional wellbeing, and child and family wellbeing. She works in partnership with advocates, clinicians and policy makers, particularly those who work with people affected by HIV and viral hepatitis and with LGBTQI+ communities. 

Christy has published more than 150 quality research outputs, including journal articles, book chapters and reports, and has led or contributed to securing over three million dollars in research funding, including from the ARC and NHMRC, and strategic and philanthropic grants from governments, industry and the university. She is Senior Editorial Advisor (and immediate past Joint-Editor in Chief) for Health Sociology Review, Joint Editor for Sexual Health, and Editorial Board member for the Journal of the International AIDS Society.

Christy was awarded the 2010 Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research from the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the 2017 Mid-Career Interdisciplinary Achiever Award from the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance. She was awarded a University Medal for her BA (1998) with honours in communications and cultural studies from Murdoch University, and a PhD (2004) in interdisciplinary studies in health, sexuality and culture from UNSW Sydney. 

Selected current projects:

Publications

Book Chapters
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Haire B; Newman C, 2019, 'Shitty media men', in Fileborn B; Rachel L-H (ed.), #MeToo and the Politics of Social Change, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 201 - 216, https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030152123
2019
Newman C, 2019, 'Waiting for the "Yes"', in Sapp J; Chamness Iida P (ed.), Negotiating Spiritual Violence in the Queer Community, IAP, Charlotte, North Carolina, pp. 25 - 32, https://www.infoagepub.com/products/Negotiating-Spiritual-Violence-in-the-Queer-Community
2019
Newman C; Haire B, 2019, '‘A reckoning that is long overdue’: Reconfiguring the work of progressive sex advice post #MeToo', in Fileborn B; Loney-Howes R (ed.), #MeToo and the Politics of Social Change., Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 235 - 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15213-0_15
2019
Callander D; Holt M; Newman CE, 2017, 'Gay racism', in Riggs D (ed.), The Psychic Life of Racism in Gay Men’s Communities, edn. Critical Perspectives on the Psychology of Sexuality, Gender, Rowman & Littlefield, Maryland USA, pp. 1 - 13, https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498537148/The-Psychic-Life-of-Racism-in-Gay-Men's-Communities
2017
Fair C; Albright JA; Newman CE, 2017, 'Psychosocial Considerations for Children and Adolescents with HIV', in Chenneville T (ed.), A Clinical Guide to Pediatric HIV: Bridging the Gaps between Research and Practice, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 73 - 94, http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319497020
2017
Newman P; Newman CE, 2012, 'Cars', in Beilharz P; Hogan T (ed.), Sociology: Place, time & division, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, pp. 302 - 307
2012
Newman CE; Newman P; Whitehead R, 2006, 'Campaign for Sydney: Media intervention for a sustainability agenda', in Innovation, education and communication for sustainable development: Vol. 24 Environmental education, communication and sustainability, edn. Revised, Peter Lang, Frankfurt, pp. 627 - 647
2006
Journal articles
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Newman CE, 2019, 'Queer families: valuing stories of adversity, diversity and belonging', Culture, Health & Sexuality, vol. 21, pp. 352 - 359,
2019
Lazuardi E; Newman CE; Tasya IA; Rowe E; Wirawan DN; Wisaksana R; Subronto YW; Kaldor J; Kusmayanti NA; Iskandar S; Bell S, 2019, 'Understanding the social influences on engaging key populations with HIV prevention: A qualitative study with men who have sex with men in three Indonesian cities', AIDS Education and Prevention, vol. 31, pp. 206 - 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/aeap.2019.31.3.206
2019
Persson A; Newman C; valentine K; Hamilton M; Bryant J; Wallace J, 2019, 'The embodied relationality of blood-borne viruses: How families matter in the context of a stigmatised viral infection', Social Science and Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112620
2019
Lazuardi E; Newman CE; Tasya IA; Rowe E; Wirawan DN; Wisaksana R; Subronto YW; Kaldor J; Kusmayanti NA; Iskandar S; Bell S, 2019, 'Understanding the Social Influences on Engaging Key Populations With HIV Prevention: A Qualitative Study With Men Who Have Sex With Men in Three Indonesian Cities', AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education, vol. 31, pp. 206 - 223,
2019
Lazuardi E; Newman CE; Anintya I; Rowe E; Wirawan DN; Wisaksana R; Subronto YW; Kusmayanti NA; Iskandar S; Kaldor J; Bell S, 2019, 'Increasing HIV treatment access, uptake and use among men who have sex with men in urban Indonesia: evidence from a qualitative study in three cities.', Health Policy Plan, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czz128
2019
Botfield J; Zwi A; Lenette C; Newman C, 2019, 'Ethical Considerations of Using Walking Interviews to Engage Migrant and Refugee Young People in Health Service Research', ,
2019
Cui J; Lancaster K; Newman CE, 2019, 'Making the subjects of mental health care: a cross‐cultural comparison of mental health policy in Hong Kong, China and New South Wales, Australia', Sociology of Health & Illness, vol. 41, pp. 740 - 754,
2019
Cui J; Mao L; Rose G; Newman CE, 2019, 'Understanding Client Empowerment: An Online Survey of Social Workers Serving People with Mental Health Issues', The British Journal of Social Work, vol. 49, pp. 335 - 350,
2019
Botfield JR; Newman CE; Zwi AB, 2018, 'Engaging Migrant and Refugee Young People with Sexual Health Care: Does Generation Matter More Than Culture?', Sexuality Research and Social Policy, vol. 15, pp. 398 - 408,
2018
Lazuardi E; Bell S; Newman CE, 2018, 'A ‘scoping review’ of qualitative literature about engagement with HIV care in Indonesia', Sexual Health, vol. 15, pp. 283 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH17163
2018
Newman CE, 2018, 'Queer families: valuing stories of adversity, diversity and belonging', Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol. 21, pp. 352 - 359, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2018.1468032
2018
Newman CE; Persson A; Manolas P; Schmidt HMA; Ooi C; Rutherford A; de Wit J, 2018, '“So Much Is at Stake”: Professional Views on Engaging Heterosexually Identified Men who Have Sex with Men with Sexual Health Care in Australia', Sexuality Research and Social Policy, vol. 15, pp. 302 - 311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13178-017-0291-z
2018
Lazuardi E; Bell S; Newman CE, 2018, 'A ‘scoping review' of qualitative literature about engagement with HIV care in Indonesia', Sexual Health, vol. 15, pp. 283 - 283,
2018
Botfield JR; Newman CE; Lenette C; Albury K; Zwi AB, 2018, 'Using digital storytelling to promote the sexual health and well-being of migrant and refugee young people: A scoping review', Health Education Journal, vol. 77, pp. 735 - 748,
2018
Persson A; Newman CE; Hamilton M; Bryant J; Wallace J; valentine K, 2017, 'Families Living with Blood-Borne Viruses: The Case for Extending the Concept of “Serodiscordance”', Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases, vol. 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/4352783
2017
Botfield JR; Newman CE; Zwi AB, 2017, 'Drawing them in: professional perspectives on the complexities of engaging ‘culturally diverse’ young people with sexual and reproductive health promotion and care in Sydney, Australia', Culture, Health & Sexuality, vol. 19, pp. 438 - 452,
2017
Newman CE; Gray R; Brener L; Jackson LC; Dillon A; Saunders V; Johnson P; Treloar C, 2017, '“I Had a Little Bit of a Bloke Meltdown…But the Next Day, I Was Up”: Understanding Cancer Experiences Among Aboriginal Men', Cancer Nursing, vol. 40, pp. E1 - E8,
2017
Persson A; Newman CE; Ellard J, 2017, 'Breaking Binaries? Biomedicine and Serostatus Borderlands among Couples with Mixed HIV Status', Medical Anthropology: Cross Cultural Studies in Health and Illness, vol. 36, pp. 699 - 713, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2017.1298594
2017
Newman CE; Persson A; Miller A; Brown RJ, 2016, '"Just take your medicine and everything will be fine": Responsibilisation narratives in accounts of transitioning young people with HIV into adult care services in Australia', AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, vol. 28, pp. 131 - 136,
2016
Persson A; Ellard J; Newman CE, 2016, 'Bridging the HIV Divide: Stigma, Stories and Serodiscordant Sexuality in the Biomedical Age', Sexuality and Culture, vol. 20, pp. 197 - 213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12119-015-9316-z
2016
Callander D; Holt M; Newman CE, 2016, ''Not everyone’s gonna like me': Accounting for race and racism in sex and dating web services for gay and bisexual men', Ethnicities, vol. 16, pp. 3 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468796815581428
2016
Newman CE; Persson A; Miller A; Brown RJ, 2016, '"Just take your medicine and everything will be fine": Responsibilisation narratives in accounts of transitioning young people with HIV into adult care services in Australia', AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, vol. 28, pp. 131 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2015.1069790
2016
Newman CE; Persson A; Bains A; De Wit J, 2016, 'Whose voices inform online representations of HIV treatment as prevention?', AIDS, vol. 30, pp. 808 - 810, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000000983
2016
Newman CE, 2016, 'Appreciating doubts about HIV medicine', Journal of the International AIDS Society, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.7448/IAS.18.1.20717
2016
Callander D; Newman CE; Holt M, 2015, 'Is Sexual Racism Really Racism? Distinguishing Attitudes Toward Sexual Racism and Generic Racism Among Gay and Bisexual Men', Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 44, pp. 1991 - 2000, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-015-0487-3
2015
Newman CE; de Wit JBF; Reynolds RH; Canavan PG; Kidd MR, 2015, '‘Who’s coming up next to do this work?’ Generational tensions in accounts of providing HIV care in the community', Health (United Kingdom), vol. 20, pp. 258 - 273, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459315583155
2015
Newman CE; de Wit JBF; Crooks L; Reynolds RH; Canavan PG; Kidd MR, 2014, 'Challenges of providing HIV care in general practice', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 2014, pp. 1 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY13119
2014
Persson A; Newman CE; Hopwood M; Kidd MR; Canavan PG; Kippax SC; Reynolds RH; De Wit JB F, 2014, 'No ordinary mainstream illness: How HIV doctors perceive the virus', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 24, pp. 6 - 17,
2014
Treloar C; Gray R; Brener L; Jackson C; Saunders V; Johnson P; Harris M; Butow P; Newman C, 2014, '"I can't do this, it's too much": building social inclusion in cancer diagnosis and treatment experiences of Aboriginal people, their carers and health workers.', International journal of public health, vol. 59, pp. 373 - 379,
2014
Newman ; Persson AS; Miller A; Cama E, 2014, 'Bridging worlds, breaking rules: Clinician perspectives on transitioning young people with perinatally acquired HIV into adult care in a low prevalence setting', AIDS Patient Care and Stds, vol. 28, pp. 381 - 393, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/apc.2013.0346
2014
Treloar C; Gray R; Brener L; Jackson C; Saunders V; Johnson P; Harris M; Butow P; Newman C, 2014, 'Health literacy in relation to cancer: addressing the silence about and absence of cancer discussion among Aboriginal people, communities and health services', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 10, pp. 81 - 81,
2014
Treloar C; Gray R; Brener L; Jackson C; Saunders V; Johnson P; Harris M; Butow P; Newman C, 2013, 'Health literacy in relation to cancer: Addressing the silence about and absence of cancer discussion among Aboriginal people, communities and health services', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 21, pp. 655 - 664,
2013
Newman CE; Persson AS; de Wit J; Reynolds R; Canavan P; Kippax S; Kidd M, 2013, 'At the coalface and the cutting edge: General practitioners' accounts of the rewards of engaging with HIV medicine', BMC Family Practice, vol. 14, pp. 1 - 14,
2013
Newman CE; Kidd MR; Kippax SC; Reynolds R; Canavan P; de Wit J, 2013, 'Engaging non-HIV specialist general practitioners with new priorities in HIV prevention and treatment: qualitative insights from those currently working in the field', Sexual Health, vol. 10, pp. 193 - 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH12157
2013
Newman CE; Gray RM; Brener L; Jackson LC; Johnson P; Saunders V; Harris M; Butow PN; Treloar C, 2013, 'One size fits all? The discursive framing of cultural difference in health professional accounts of providing cancer care to Aboriginal people', Ethnicity and Health, vol. 18, pp. 433 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2012.754408
2013
Treloar C; Gray RM; Brener L; Jackson LC; Saunders V; Johnson P; Harris MI; Butow PN; Newman CE, 2013, '"I can't do this, it's too much": Building social inclusion in cancer diagnosis and treatment experiences of Aboriginal people, their carers and health workers', International Journal of Public Health, vol. 59, pp. 373 - 379, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-013-0466-1
2013
Treloar C; Gray R; Brener L; Jackson C; Saunders V; Johnson P; Harris M; Butow P; Newman C, 2013, 'Health literacy in relation to cancer: Addressing the silence about and absence of cancer discussion among Aboriginal people, communities and health services', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 21, pp. 655 - 664, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12054
2013
Newman CE; Reynolds R; Gray RM; Canavan P; De Wit J; McMurchie M; McCoy R; Kidd MR, 2013, 'Surviving an epidemic: Australian GPs on caring for people with HIV and AIDS in the 'early years'', Australian Family Physician, vol. 42, pp. 734 - 738, http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2013/october/surviving-an-epidemic/
2013
Hopwood MN, 2013, 'No ordinary mainstream illness: How HIV doctors perceive the virus', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 24, pp. 6 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732313514139
2013
Callander D; Holt M; Newman CE, 2012, 'Just a preference: racialised language in the sex-seeking profiles of gay and bisexual men', Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol. 14, pp. 1049 - 1063, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2012.714799
2012
Newman CE; de Wit J; Kippax SC; Reynolds R; Canavan P; Kidd M, 2012, 'The role of the general practitioner in the Australian approach to HIV care: Interviews with 'key informants' from government, non-government and professional organisations', Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 88, pp. 132 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2011-050130
2012
Persson AS; Newman C, 2012, 'When HIV-positive children grow up: A critical analysis of the transition literature in developed countries', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 22, pp. 656 - 667, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732311431445
2012
Körner H; Newman CE; Mao L; Kidd MR; Saltman DC; Kippax S, 2011, 'Discourses of depression of australian general practitioners working with gay men', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 21, pp. 1051 - 1064, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732311404030
2011
Newman CE; Kidd M; de Wit J; Reynolds R; Canavan P; Kippax SC, 2011, 'What moves a family doctor to specialise in HIV? Interviews with Australian policy key informants', Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol. 13, pp. 1151 - 1164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2011.607904
2011
Persson AS; Ellard JM; Newman CE; Holt M; de Wit J, 2011, 'Human rights and universal access for men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs: a critical reflection on 2010 UNGASS narrative country progress reports', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 73, pp. 467 - 474, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.05.047
2011
Newman C; Kippax S; Mao L; Saltman D; Kidd M, 2010, 'Roles ascribed to general practitioners by gay men with depression', Australian Family Physician, vol. 39, pp. 667 - 671
2010
Persson AS; Newman CE, 2008, 'Making monsters: Heterosexuality, crime and race in recent Western media coverage of HIV', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 30, pp. 632 - 646, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9566.2008.01082.x
2008
Newman CE; Bonar M; Greville H; Thompson S; Bessarab D; Kippax SC, 2007, '`Everything is okay`: The influence of neoliberal discourse on the reported experiences of Aboriginal people in Western Australia who are HIV positive', Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol. 9, pp. 571 - 584, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691050701496913
2007
Newman CE; Bonar M; Greville H; Thompson S; Bessarab D; Kippax SC, 2007, 'Barriers and incentives to HIV treatment uptake among Aboriginal people in Western Australia', AIDS, vol. 21, pp. S13 - S17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.aids.0000298098.71861.1a
2007
Newman CE, 2007, 'Reader letters to women`s health magazines: Inscribing the `will to health`', Feminist Media Studies, vol. 7, pp. 155 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14680770701287027
2007
Colvin M; Connolly C; Madurai L, 2007, 'The epidemiology of HIV in South African workplaces.', AIDS, vol. 21 Suppl 3, pp. S13 - S19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.aids.0000279690.69276.c9
2007
Persson A; Newman C, 2006, 'Potency and vulnerability: Troubled 'selves' in the context of antiretroviral therapy', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 63, pp. 1586 - 1596, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.04.001
2006
Newman CE, 2005, 'Healthy, wealthy and globalized? Reader letters to Australian Men`s Health magazine', Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 19, pp. 299 - 313, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304310500084681
2005
Newman C, 2005, 'Sex, drugs and bad poetry: Editing Sydney's community health magazines', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 28, pp. 109 - 116,
2005
Newman CE, 2005, 'Sex, drugs and bad poetry: Editing Sydney`s community health magazines', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 84, pp. 109 - 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14443050509387996
2005
Botfield JR; Zwi AB; Rutherford A; Newman CE, 'Learning about sex and relationships among migrant and refugee young people in Sydney, Australia: ‘I never got the talk about the birds and the bees’', Sex Education, pp. 1 - 16,
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Newman CE, 2017, What Our Leaders Could Learn About Acceptance From My Religious Grandmother,
2017
Newman CE, 2017, How My Faith In St George Helped Me Understand Sexuality,
2017
Newman CE, 2016, Religion and sexuality can co-exist for rainbow families,
2016
Reports
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Botfield J; Zwi A; Newman C; Rutherford A; Ooi C; Kang M; Smith M; Bateson D; Carmody C; Crozier B; Bennett K, 2019, Talking to young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds about sexual and reproductive health: what have we learned and where do we go from here?, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney, Sydney,
2019
Newman CE; Kidd MR; Kippax SC; Reynolds RH; Canavan PG; de Wit JB F, 2013, Managing HIV in general practice, National Centre in HIV Social Research, Sydney, Monograph 3,
2013
Paquette D; Bryant J; Holt M; Newman CE, 2012, Research summary: Impact of alcohol and drug use on the diagnosis and management of depression in gay men attending general practice, National Centre in HIV Social Research, Sydney,
2012
Newman CE; Mao L; Kidd MR; Saltman D; Kippax SC, 2009, Primary health care project on HIV and depression: Key findings, National Centre in HIV Social Research, Sydney,
2009