Joanne Bryant

Associate Professor

Joanne Bryant is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Social Research in Health in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She holds a PhD in sociology and an MSc in epidemiology. She has led a range of impactful research projects focusing on young people’s alcohol and drug use and sexual health, concentrating specifically on populations of vulnerable young people including street-involved youth and Indigenous youth. She holds an affiliated appointment with the UNSW Practical Justice Initiative, a program of interdisciplinary research focusing on innovative solutions to social problems. Joanne has published over seventy peer review papers and ten technical monographs. She is an investigator on a range of competitive grants, including from the Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council.

 

Joanne is Editorial Advisor and past Joint Editor to the journal Health Sociology Review, an official journal of The Australian Sociological Association, published by Taylor & Francis.

 

Publications

Conference Papers
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Bolt R; Bryant J; Newman C; Doyle M; Bell S, 2019, 'Employing the peer-interview method to engage urban-based Indigenous Australian young peoples in conversations about identity', Darwin, presented at LOWITJA HEALTH AND WELL-BEING CONFERENCE, Darwin, 18 June 2019 - 19 June 2019
2019
Ward J; Hull PB; Solar S; Bryant J; Worth H, 2008, 'The first survey of sexual health and blood borne virus knowledge, risk behaviours and health service utilisation of young Aboriginal people in NSW aged 16-30: Preliminary Findings and Innovations in Data Collection', in Sexual Health, CSIRO Publishing, Australia, pp. 32 - 33, presented at Sexual Health, Perth, 17 September 2008 - 20 September 2008
2008
Bolt R; Bryant J; Newman C; Doyle M; Bell S, 'Employing the peer-interview method to engage urban-based Indigenous Australian young peoples in conversations about identity', Las Vegas, USA, presented at ETHNOGRAPHIC AND QUALITATVIE RESEARCH CONFERENCE EQRC, Las Vegas, USA, 20 February 2019 - 21 February 2019
Conference Presentations
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Bryant J, 2016, 'The making of hope and despair in the lives of young people who use drugs', presented at Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Society, Melbourne, 28 November 2016 - 01 December 2016
2016
Bryant J, 2016, 'The making of hope and despair in the lives of young people who use drugs', presented at Australian Youth AOD Conference, Melbourne, 25 August 2016 - 26 August 2016
2016
Journal articles
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Bryant J; Brener L; Pepolim L; Harrod ME, 2019, 'Care, agency and criminality: Making sense of authorised extended distribution in the accounts of key stakeholders', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 71, pp. 56 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.06.008
2019
Brener L; Bryant J; Cama E; Pepolin L; Harrod ME, 2018, 'Patterns of Peer Distribution of Injecting Equipment at an Authorized Distribution Site in Sydney, Australia', Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 53, pp. 2405 - 2412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2018.1480039
2018
Bryant J, 2018, 'Building inclusion, maintaining marginality: how social and health services act as capital for young substance users', Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 21, pp. 983 - 998, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2018.1441980
2018
Gray R; Howard V, 2017, 'Young Adult Use of Ebooks: An Analysis of Public Library Services and Resources', PUBLIC LIBRARY QUARTERLY, vol. 36, pp. 199 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01616846.2017.1316149
2017
Wand H; Bryant J; Pitts M; Delaney-Thiele D; Kaldor JM; Worth H; Ward J, 2017, 'Development of a Risk Algorithm to Better Target STI Testing and Treatment Among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People', Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 46, pp. 2145 - 2156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-017-0958-9
2017
Wand HC; Bryant J; Ward J; Kaldor J, 2017, 'Low education levels are associated with early age of sexual debut, drug use and risky sexual behaviours among young Indigenous Australians', Sexual Health, vol. 15, pp. 68 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH17039
2017
Griffiths SP; Bryant J; Raymond HF; Newcombe PA, 2017, 'Quantifying subjective human dimensions of recreational fishing: does good health come to those who bait?', Fish and Fisheries, vol. 18, pp. 171 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/faf.12149
2017
Bryant J; Ward J; Wand H; Byron K; Bamblett A; Waples-Crowe P; Betts S; Coburn T; Delaney-Thiele D; Worth H; Kaldor J; Pitts M, 2016, 'Illicit and injecting drug use among Indigenous young people in urban, regional and remote Australia', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 35, pp. 447 - 455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12320
2016
Nathan S; Rawstorne P; Hayen A; Bryant J; Baldry E; Ferry M; Williams M; Shanahan M; Jayasinha R, 2016, 'Examining the pathways for young people with drug and alcohol dependence: A mixed-method design to examine the role of a treatment programme', BMJ Open, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010824
2016
Ward J; Wand H; Bryant J; Delaney-Thiele D; Worth H; Pitts M; Byron K; Moore E; Donovan B; Kaldor JM, 2016, 'Prevalence and correlates of a diagnosis of sexually transmitted infection among young aboriginal and Torres strait islander people: A national survey', Sexually Transmitted Diseases, vol. 43, pp. 177 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000417
2016
Wand HC; Ward J; Kaldor J, 2016, 'Individual and population level impacts of illicit drug use, sexual risk behaviours on sexually transmitted infections among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: results from the GOANNA survey', BMC Public Health, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3195-6
2016
Bryant J; Ward J; Wand H; Byron K; Bamblett A; Waples-Crowe P; Betts S; Coburn T; Delaney-Thiele D; Worth H; Kaldor J; Pitts M, 2016, 'Illicit and injecting drug use among Indigenous young people in urban, regional and remote Australia', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 35, pp. 447 - 455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12320
2016
Ward J; Bryant J; Wand H; Kaldor J; Delaney-Thiele D; Worth H; Betts S; Waples-Crowe P; Cairnduff S; Coburn T; Donovan B; Pitts M, 2016, 'Methods of a national survey of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people regarding sexually transmissible infections and bloodborne viruses', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 40, pp. S96 - S101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12427
2016
Bryant J; Ellard J, 2015, 'Hope as a form of agency in the future thinking of disenfranchised young people', Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 18, pp. 485 - 499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2014.992310
2015
Green R; Bryant J; Gray R; Brown R; Best D; Rance J; Maclean S, 2015, 'POLICING AND PATHWAYS TO DIVERSION AND CARE AMONG VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUBSTANCE USE ISSUES', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, vol. 34, pp. 31 - 31, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000367694000084&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2015
Bryant J, 2014, 'A study of young people who inject drugs: an opportunity to decrease high risk injecting by improving knowledge about hepatitis C prevention', Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, vol. 9, pp. 104 - 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17450128.2013.855348
2014
Cama E; Brener L; Bryant J, 2014, 'Characteristics and attendance patterns of a fixed-site NSP and nearby SVM: The benefits of 24-hour access to sterile injecting equipment', Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, vol. 21, pp. 476 - 481, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09687637.2014.956051
2014
Cama E; Brener L; Bryant J, 2014, 'Characteristics and attendance patterns of a fixed-site NSP and nearby SVM: The benefits of 24-hour access to sterile injecting equipment', Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, vol. 21, pp. 476 - 481,
2014
Bryant J, 2013, 'A study of young people who inject drugs: an opportunity to decrease high risk injecting by improving knowledge about hepatitis C prevention', Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies,
2013
Fisher D; Wilson H; Bryant J, 2013, 'Harm reduction knowledge and information exchange among secondary distributors in Sydney, Australia', Drugs - Education Prevention and Policy, vol. 20, pp. 67 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09687637.2012.687793
2013
Ward JW; Bryant J; Worth H; Solar S; Bailey S, 2013, 'Use of health services for sexually transmitted and blood-borne viral infections by young Aboriginal people in New South Wales', Australian Journal of Primary Health, vol. 19, pp. 81 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY11032
2013
Bryant J; Paquette D; Wilson H, 2012, 'Syringe coverage in an Australian setting: Does a high level of syringe coverage moderate syringe sharing behaviour?', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 16, pp. 1156 - 1163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-011-0010-3
2012
Newman CE; Holt M; Bryant J; Kippax SC; Paquette DM; Canavan PG; Kidd MR; Saltman DC, 2012, 'Comparing 'doctor' and 'patient' beliefs about the role of illicit drug use in gay men's depression', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 20, pp. 412 - 419,
2012
Paquette D; Bryant J; de Wit J, 2012, 'Respondent-driven sampling and the recruitment of people with small injecting networks.', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 16, pp. 890 - 899, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-011-0032-x
2012
Bryant J; Ward JW; Worth H; Hull PB; Solar S; Bailey S, 2011, 'Safer Sex and Condom Use: A Convenience Sample of Aboriginal Young People in New South Wales', Sexual Health, vol. 8, pp. 378 - 383, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH10138
2011
Paquette D; Bryant J; de Wit J, 2011, 'Use of respondent-driven sampling to enhance understanding of injecting networks: a study of people who inject drugs in Sydney, Australia', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 22, pp. 267 - 273, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2011.03.007
2011
Paquette D; Bryant J; Crawford S; de Wit J, 2011, 'Conducting a respondent-driven sampling survey with the use of existing resources in Sydney, Australia', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 116, pp. 125 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2010.12.002
2011
Paquette D; Bryant J; de Wit J, 2011, 'Comparison of participants from respondent-driven sampling and service-based sampling studies of people who inject drugs', Drugs - Education Prevention and Policy, vol. 19, pp. 329 - 338, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09687637.2011.631198
2011
Wilson H; Bryant J, 2010, 'Perception of hepatitis C risk among injecting drug users who obtain injecting equipment from pharmacies in Western Australia', Contemporary Drug Problems, vol. 37, pp. 599 - 618, https://www.federallegalpublications.com/contemporary-drug-problems/201106/cdp-2010-37-4-04-wilson-perception-of-hepatitis-c-risk-among-injec
2010
Paquette D; Bryant J; de Wit J, 2010, 'Conducting a respondent-driven sampling survey with the use of existing resources in Sydney, Australia', Contemporary Drug Problems, vol. 37, pp. 575 - 598
2010
Bryant J; Ward J; Worth H; Hull P; Solar S; Bailey S, 2010, 'PATTERNS OF RISK AND RESILIENCE IN THE DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE PRACTICES OF ABORIGINAL YOUNG PEOPLE IN NSW', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, vol. 29, pp. 9 - 9, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000284895600022&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2010
Bryant J; Madden A; Bath N; Robinson S, 2008, 'Consumers' and providers' perspectives about consumer participation in drug treatment services: Is there support to do more? What are the obstacles?', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 27, pp. 138 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09595230701829405
2008
Bryant J; Saxton M; Madden A; Bath N; Robinson S, 2008, 'Consumer participation in the planning and delivery of drug treatment services: The current arrangements', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 27, pp. 130 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09595230701829397
2008
Cliffe S; Black DA; Bryant J; Sullivan EA, 2008, 'Maternal deaths in New South Wales, Australia: A data linkage project', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 48, pp. 255 - 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1479-828X.2008.00878.x
2008
Bryant J; Madden A; Bath N; Robinson S, 2008, 'Consumer participation in the planning and delivery of drug treatment services: The current arrangements', Drug and Alcohol Review, vol. 27, pp. 131 - 137
2008
Ward J; Hull P; Solar S; Bryant J; Worth H, 2008, 'THE FIRST SURVEY OF SEXUAL HEALTH AND BLOOD BORNE VIRUS KNOWLEDGE, RISK BEHAVIOURS AND HEALTH SERVICE UTILISATION OF YOUNG ABORIGINAL PEOPLE IN NSW AGED 16-30-PRELIMINARY FINDINGS AND INNOVATIONS IN DATA COLLECTION', SEXUAL HEALTH, vol. 5, pp. 394 - 394, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000260999000051&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2008
Bryant J; Porter M; Tracy SK; Sullivan EA, 2007, 'Caesarean birth: Consumption, safety, order, and good mothering', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 65, pp. 1192 - 1201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2007.05.025
2007
Bryant J; Schofield T, 2007, 'Feminine sexual subjectivities: Bodies, agency and life history', Sexualities, vol. 10, pp. 321 - 340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363460707078321
2007
Bryant J, 2006, 'Rights, responsibilities and citizenship in heterosexual women`s talk about sex: Promoting women`s sexual health and safety.', Health Sociology Review, vol. 15, pp. 277 - 286
2006
Wang YA; Sullivan EA; Black DA; Dean JH; Bryant J; Chapman MG, 2005, 'Preterm birth and low birth weight after assisted reproductive technology-related pregnancy in Australia between 1996 and 2000', Fertility and Sterility, vol. 83, pp. 1650 - 1658, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2004.12.033
2005
Bryant J; Sullivan EA; Dean JH, 2004, 'Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and NZ 2002', Assisted Reproduction Technology, pp. 1 - 51
2004
Bryant J; Browne AJ; Barton S; Zumno BD, 2002, 'Access to health care: Social determinants of preventive cancer screening use in Northern British Columbia', Social Indicators Research, vol. 60, pp. 243 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1021269216516
2002
Reports
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Bryant J; Rance J; Treloar C, 2019, Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour 2019: Viral Hepatitis in Australia, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney, Sydney
2019
Bryant J; Brener L; Wilson H, 2015, Final report of the evaluation of the NSW Extended Distribution Pilot Project
2015
Ward J; Bryant J; Wand H; Pitts M; Smith A; Delaney-Thiele D; Worth H; Kaldor J, 2014, Sexual Health and relationships in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Results from the first national study assessing knowledge, risk practices and health service use in relation to sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruse
2014