Jessica Botfield

Adjunct Lecturer

Jessica Botfield is a Senior Research Officer at Family Planning NSW, and Adjunct Lecturer at the Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Arts and Social Sciences.

Jessica’s research focus over the past six years has been primarily qualitative, with particular interests in sexual and reproductive health and intersections of gender, sexuality and culture. She has experience working in academic, NGO and clinical settings, and undertakes collaborative and interdisciplinary research in Australia and in the Pacific region.

Jessica’s PhD was awarded in February 2019: Engaging young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds with sexual and reproductive health care. She is also a Registered Nurse, and has a Master of Public Health and Master of International Public Health. In 2018, Jessica won the ASHA Young Leader Award in recognition of her achievements and contributions to sexual health.

Publications

Book Chapters
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Rachel S; Cristyn D; Jennifer M; Botfield J; Larissa L, 2019, 'Sexual health of adolescent girls', in Routledge International Handbook of Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health, Routledge
2019
Conference Posters
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Newman CE; Botfield J; Bateson D, 'Social factors contributing to men’s views on vasectomy: a scoping review of qualitative research', Perth, presented at 2019 Australasian Sexual Health Association Conference, Perth, 16 September 2019 - 18 September 2019
Conference Presentations
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Botfield J; Zwi A; Newman CE, 2016, 'Where do they belong? Professional perspectives on the complexities of engaging young people from culturally diverse backgrounds with sexual health services across Greater Western Sydney', presented at 14th Social Research Conference on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Related Diseases, Sydney, 31 March 2016 - 01 April 2016
2016
Botfield J; Newman CE; Lenette C; Albury K; Zwi A, 2016, 'Using digital storytelling to promote healthy relationships and sexual health among young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds in Australia: A scoping review', presented at Youth, Health and Practical Justice: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Sydney, 04 December 2016 - 05 December 2016
2016
Botfield J; Newman CE; Zwi A, 2015, 'Young people from culturally diverse backgrounds and their use of services for sexual and reproductive health needs', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 28 September 2015 - 30 September 2015
2015
Botfield J; Newman C; Foster C; Moore J; Estoesta J; Bateson D; Haire B, 'Disentangling the social and legal barriers to abortion access among young women of culturally diverse backgrounds in New South Wales', presented at IUSTI Asia Pacific Sexual Health Congress 2018, Auckland, 01 November 2018 - 03 November 2018
Gibson A; Newman C; Mooney-Somers J; Drysdale K; Botfield J; Cook T, 'Shifting the inner circle: Understanding efforts to more meaningfully ‘include’ trans and gender diverse people in cervical cancer screening', presented at IUSTI Asia Pacific Sexual Health Congress 2018, Auckland, 01 November 2018 - 03 November 2018
Gibson A; Newman C; Mooney-Somers J; Drysdale K; Botfield J; Cook T, 'Shifting the inner circle: Understanding efforts to more meaningfully ‘include’ trans and gender diverse people in cervical cancer screening', presented at TASA Conference 2018: Precarity, Rights, Resistance, Melbourne, 20 November 2018 - 22 November 2018
Botfield J; Newman C; Kang M; Zwi A, 'Talking to migrant and refugee young people about sexual health in general practice', presented at IUSTI Asia Pacific Sexual Health Congress 2018, Auckland, 01 November 2018 - 03 November 2018
Botfield J; Newman C; Bateson D; Haire B; Estoesta J; Forster C; Moore J, 'Disentangling the social, clinical and legal barriers to abortion access for young women from migrant and refugee backgrounds in NSW', presented at Children by Choice: Unplanned Pregnancy and Abortion Conference
Journal articles
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Botfield JR; Lacey S; Fleming K; McGeechan K; Bateson D, 2019, 'Increasing the accessibility of long-acting reversible contraceptives through nurse-led insertions: A cost-benefit analysis', Collegian, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2019.05.001
2019
Fleming K; Cheng Y; Botfield J; Sousa M; Bateson D, 2019, 'Inclusion of intrauterine device insertion to registered nurses’ scope of clinical practice', Collegian, vol. 26, pp. 28 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2017.12.002
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', SAGE Research Methods Cases., http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526473073
2019
Concepcion K; Lacey S; McGeechan K; Estoesta J; Bateson D; Botfield J, 2019, 'Cost-benefit analysis of enhancing the uptake of long-acting reversible contraception in Australia', Australian Health Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH18190
2019
Smith H; Botfield JR; Soares M; Hagoma R; Cheng Y; McGeechan K, 2019, 'Working towards gender equality in rural Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea: community health survey', Pacific Journal Reproductive Health, vol. 1, pp. 506 - 512, http://dx.doi.org/10.18313/pjrh.2019.914
2019
Ouyang M; Peng K; Botfield JR; McGeechan K, 2019, 'Intrauterine contraceptive device training and outcomes for healthcare providers in developed countries: A systematic review', PLoS ONE, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0219746
2019
Botfield J; Zwi A; Rutherford A; Newman CE, 2018, '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, vol. 18, pp. 705 - 720, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14681811.2018.1464905
2018
Botfield J; Newman CE; Zwi A, 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13178-018-0320-6
2018
Botfield J; Newman CE; Kang M; Zwi A, 2018, 'Talking to migrant and refugee young people about sexual health in general practice', Australian Journal of General Practice, vol. 47, pp. 564 - 564, http://dx.doi.org/10.31128/AJGP-02-18-4508
2018
Hunter T; Botfield JR; Estoesta J; Markham P; Robertson S; Mcgeechan K, 2017, 'Experience of domestic violence routine screening in Family Planning NSW clinics', Sexual Health, vol. 14, pp. 155 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH16143
2017
Duley P; Botfield JR; Ritter T; Wicks J; Brassil A, 2017, 'The Strong Family Program: an innovative model to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth and Elders with reproductive and sexual health community education', Health promotion journal of Australia : official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals, vol. 28, pp. 132 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/HE16015
2017
Botfield J; Newman C; Zwi A, 2016, '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 and Sexuality, vol. 19, pp. 438 - 452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2016.1233354
2016
Zwi AB; Botfield JR; Mugo N; Steiner C, 2015, 'Maternal and child health in South Sudan: Priorities for the post-2015 agenda', SAGE Open, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2158244015581190
2015
Botfield JR; Zwi AB; Hill PS, 2015, 'Policy context and narrative leading to the commissioning of the Australian Indigenous Burden of Disease study', Health Research Policy and Systems, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12961-015-0004-0
2015
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5c9453933e494
2019
Adam P; de Wit J; Schippers M; Schmidt H; Modderman K; Murray C; Estoesta J; Slattery C; Janssen M; Botfield J; Ketsuwan I; Welsby D, 2018, 2017 It's Your Love Life: a periodic survey on sexual health among young people in NSW, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, It's Your Love Life, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5bd79b0b94974
2018