John Wallace

Adjunct Lecturer

Jack Wallace is an Adjunct Lecturer with the Centre for Social Research in Health and a Senior Research Officer with the Burnet Institute. 

Jack's research looks at hepatitis B as a phenomenon where the biomedical, social, economic and political intersect, and investigates how viral hepatitis affects individuals and communities and shapes social relations and social practices. His projects have included needs assessments of hepatitis B in Australia and China, policy assessments of viral hepatitis in Taiwan, Indonesia and Tasmania, and investigations into how people with hepatitis B and health care workers understand and respond to hepatitis B.

Jack has worked in community, government and research sectors seeking to reduce the personal and community impact of blood borne viruses, particularly viral hepatitis. His role prior to undertaking research work was establishing the national peak organisation representing people living with viral hepatitis, Hepatitis Australia where he was the Executive Officer between 1998 and 2005. His previous positions included managing a peer-based injecting drug user organisation in Queensland and as the Principal Program Advisor – Hepatitis C, for Queensland Health.

Jack is Chief Investigator on two Australian Research Council projects: Strengthening Community Responses to Chronic Hepatitis B, and “my health, our family”. Both of these projects looks at different aspects of the familial, social and cultural responses of hepatitis B to support the development of better public health policy, both nationally and internationally.

Publications

Conference Presentations
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Newman C; Persson A; Drysdale K; Hamilton M; valentine K; Bryant J; Wallace J; Gray R; Rance J; Botfield J, 2018, 'Exploring the role of families in HIV treatment decisions and practices.', presented at Australasian HIV Conference, Sydney, 24 September 2018 - 26 September 2018
2018
Hamilton M; Botfield J; Persson A; Newman C; Bryant J; valentine K; Wallace J, 2018, 'Hidden carers? A scoping review of the needs of informal carers of people with HIV in the contemporary treatment era', presented at Australasian HIV Conference, Sydney, 24 September 2018 - 26 September 2018
2018
Newman C; Drysdale K; Persson A; Rance J; Hamilton M; valentine K; Bryant J; Wallace J, 2018, 'Mediating biosocial possibilities: The deployment of biomedical technologies in HIV and viral hepatitis family disclosure narratives', presented at 2018 annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science: TRANSnational STS, Sydney, 24 September 2018 - 26 September 2018
2018
Newman C; Persson A; Drysdale K; Hamilton M; valentine K; Bryant J; Wallace J; Gray R; Rance J; Botfield J, 2018, 'Open doors and family secrets: Negotiating communication agreements among families affected by HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C', presented at IUSTI Asia Pacific Sexual Health Congress 2018, Auckland, 01 November 2018 - 03 November 2018
2018
Hamilton M; Botfield J; Newman C; Persson A; Bryant J; valentine K; Wallace J, 2018, 'Hidden carers? Understanding the needs of carers of people with HIV in the contemporary treatment era.', presented at Carers NSW 2018 Biennial Conference, Auckland, 01 November 2018 - 03 November 2018
2018
Newman CE; Persson A; Drysdale K; Rance J; Hamilton M; valentine K; bryant J; Wallace J, 2018, '"I found out I have HIV but it's all good, I'm on medication": The deployment of biomedical technologies in HIV and viral hepatitis family disclosure narratives', presented at 2018 In Sickness and in Health Conference, Sydney, 07 June 2018 - 09 June 2018
2018
Journal articles
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Hamilton M; Botfield J; Persson A; Newman C; Bryant J; valentine K; Wallace J, 2018, 'Hidden Carers? a Scoping Review of the Needs Of Carers of People with HIV in the Contemporary Treatment Era', International Journal of Care and Caring, vol. 2, pp. 529 - 549, http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/239788218X15411705099442
2018