Kerryn Drysdale

Research Fellow

Dr Kerryn Drysdale is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Research in Health, located within UNSW Arts and Social Sciences. Her disciplinary background is in gender studies, queer theory and cultural studies, with a particular focus on LGBTIQ social scenes, identities and practices. Kerryn's current area of research lies at the intersection of social inquiry and public health, particularly in the experiences and expressions of health and wellbeing among same-sex attracted and sex/gender diverse people, people who use drugs, and people living with or affected by HIV and/or viral hepatitis. Kerryn is also interested in community-led approaches to harm reduction and urban LGBTIQ night-time economic reform.

Books
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Drysdale K, 2019, Intimate Investments in Drag King Cultures The Rise and Fall of a Lesbian Social Scene, Springer Palgrave Macmillan, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15777-7
2019
Drysdale K, 2019, Intimate Investments in Drag King Cultures The Rise and Fall of a Lesbian Social Scene, Springer Palgrave Macmillan
2019
Book Chapters
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Drysdale K; Wong K, 2019, 'Sensory Ethnography', in Atkinson P; Cernat A; Delamont S; Sakshaug J; Williams R (ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Research Methods, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526421036775965
2019
Drysdale K, 2016, 'When Scenes Fade: Methodological Lessons from Sydney's Drag King Culture', in Scene Thinking: Cultural Studies from the Scene Perspective, Routledge
2016
Conference Papers
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Persson A; Newman C; Hamilton M; Bryant J; valentine K; Drysdale K; Gray R, 2019, 'The embodied relationality of blood-borne viruses: How families matter in the context of a stigmatised viral infection', London, presented at AIDS Impact, London, 29 July 2019 - 31 July 2019
2019
Conference Posters
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Drysdale K, 2019, 'Sex on crystal: the diversity of settings and practices related to Australian gay and bisexual men’s crystal methamphetamine use', Perth, presented at Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference, Perth, 16 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
2019
Drysdale K; Newman CE; Persson A; Gray R; Bryant J; Hamilton M; valentine K; Wallace J, 2019, 'Mapping experiences of serodiscordance: incorporating visual methodologies to represent families affected by HIV and viral hepatitis', Perth, presented at 2019 Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference, Perth, 16 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
2019
Conference Presentations
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Newton G; Newman C; Zappavigna M; Drysdale K, 2019, '“I would like to think that we – the donor-conceived people – are the real experts”: using linguistic methods to examine donor-conceived people’s accounts in public hearings', presented at The Australian Sociological Association 2019 Conference: Creativity and Methodological Innovation in the Sociology of Familial and Intimate Relationships Workshop, Sydney, 29 November 2019
2019
Newton G; Zappavigna M; Drysdale K; Newman C, 2019, 'Evaluating contraceptive methods using peer support from Reddit', presented at 2019 Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference, Perth, 16 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
2019
MacGibbon J; Broady T; Drysdale K; Bavinton B; Lee E; Mao L; Prestage G; Holt M, 2019, 'Gay Men’s Relationship Agreements In The Era Of Pre‐Exposure Prophylaxis: An Analysis Of Australian Behavioural Surveillance Data', presented at Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference, Perth, Australia, 17 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
2019
Persson A; Newman C; Hamilton M; valentine K; Wallace J; Bryant J; Gray R; Drysdale K, 2019, 'Risk perceptions and testing in families living with mixed HIV status', presented at 2019 Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference, Perth, 16 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
2019
Drysdale K; Newman C; Persson A, 2019, 'Mapping Intimacy: unanticipated methodological insights in researching familial relationships in the context of stigmatized infectious disease', presented at IIQM Qualitative Methods Conference, Brisbane, 01 May 2019 - 03 May 2019
2019
Hamilton M; Gray R; Botfield J; Newman C; Drysdale K; Persson A; valentine K; Bryant J; Wallace J, 2019, 'Linked lives and chronic illness: extending life-course analysis to families affected by blood borne viruses', presented at The Australian Sociological Association 2019 Conference, Sydney, 26 November 2019 - 28 November 2019
2019
Newman C; Persson A; Gray R; Drysdale K; Bryant J; valentine K; Hamilton M; Wallace J, 2019, 'The secret-keepers and the super-sharers: understanding the family life of blood borne viruses today', presented at The Australian Sociological Association 2019 Conference, Sydney, 26 November 2019 - 28 November 2019
2019
Drysdale K; Newman C; Persson A, 2018, 'Family intimacies: conceptualising serodiscordance in families living with or affected by stigmatized infectious disease through family mapping methodologies', presented at 12th Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Shanghai, 12 August 2018 - 15 August 2018
2018
Persson A; Newman C; Drysdale K; Hamilton M; valentine K; Bryant J; Gray R; Rance J; Botfield J, 2018, 'Understanding divergent family responses to a blood borne virus diagnosis', presented at Australasian HIV Conference, Sydney, 24 September 2018 - 26 September 2018
2018
Gibson A; Newman C; Mooney-Somers J; Drysdale K; Botfield J; Cook T, 2018, '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
2018
Gibson A; Newman C; Mooney-Somers J; Drysdale K; Botfield J; Cook T, 2018, '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 - 03 November 2018
2018
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
Gibson A; Newman C; Mooney-Somers J; Drysdale K; Botfield J; Cook T, 2018, '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
2018
Gibson A; Newman C; Mooney-Somers J; Drysdale K; Botfield J; Cook T, 2018, '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 - 22 November 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 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
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
MacGibbon J; Broady T; Drysdale K; Lee E; Mao L; Bavinton B; Prestage G; Holt M, 'Gay men who use pre-exposure prophylaxis and their relationship agreements: The evolution of negotiated safety?', presented at Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference, Sydney, 24 September 2018 - 26 September 2018
Journal articles
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Drysdale K; Bryant J; Holt M; Hopwood M; Dowsett GW; Aggleton P; Lea T; Treloar C, 2020, 'Destabilising the ‘problem’ of chemsex: Diversity in settings, relations and practices revealed in Australian gay and bisexual men's crystal methamphetamine use', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 78, pp. 102697, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102697
2020
Drysdale K; Newman CE; Persson A; Gray RM, 2020, 'Mapping Experiences of Serodiscordance: Using Visual Methodologies to Construct Relationality in Families Living With or Affected by Stigmatized Infectious Disease', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 30, pp. 793 - 808, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732319890304
2020
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, vol. 243, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112620
2019
Drysdale K; Newman CE; Persson A; Gray RM, 2019, 'Mapping Experiences of Serodiscordance: Using Visual Methodologies to Construct Relationality in Families Living With or Affected by Stigmatized Infectious Disease.', Qual Health Res, pp. 1049732319890304 - 1049732319890304, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732319890304
2019
MacGibbon J; Broady T; Drysdale K; Bavinton B; Lee E; Mao L; Prestage G; Holt M, 2019, 'Gay Men’s Relationship Agreements in the Era of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis: An Analysis of Australian Behavioural Surveillance Data', AIDS and Behavior, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-019-02737-9
2019
Drysdale K, 2018, 'Intimate Attunements: Everyday affect in Sydney’s drag king scene', Sexualities, vol. 21, pp. 640 - 656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363460717741792
2018
Bryant J; Hopwood M; Dowsett GW; Aggleton P; Holt M; Lea T; Drysdale K; Treloar C, 2017, 'The rush to risk when interrogating the relationship between methamphetamine use and sexual practice among gay and bisexual men', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 55, pp. 242 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.12.010
2017
Drysdale K, 2016, 'Tactile places: Doing sensory ethnography in Sydneys drag king scene', Continuum, vol. 30, pp. 206 - 217, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2016.1143190
2016
Drysdale K, 2015, 'When Scenes Fade: Methodological lessons from Sydney's drag king culture', Cultural Studies, vol. 29, pp. 345 - 362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502386.2014.937939
2015
Other
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Lancaster K; Treloar C; Holt M; Bryant J; Drysdale K, 2019, Submission to the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Drug ‘Ice’
2019
Reports
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Mao L; Guppy J; Moss P; Drysdale K; Habel P; Thomson C; Taber B; Bogie M; Anlezark J, 2020, Ageing among people with HIV or Chronic HBV/HCV in the ACT: a brief report, The AIDS Action Council, Canberra
2020
Hopwood M; Drysdale K; Treloar C, 2018, ‘Sunshine on a rainy day’: Crystal methamphetamine use among gay and bisexual men in Perth, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5be39b00ad585
2018
Theses / Dissertations
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Drysdale K, 2016, When Scenes Fade: Everyday Investments in Sydney's Drag King Culture, University of Sydney
2016

Finalist, Rita and John Cornforth award for excellence in PhD research, Alumni Council Medal, University of Sydney, 2016

Drag performance cultures Drag kings in Sydney Lesbian social scenes in Sydney Queer social scenes in Sydney

Drysdale K, 2019, Long Live the King, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
2019
Drysdale K, 2019, Championing collective responses in the intersection of health promotion and harm reduction for gay and bisexual men who use crystal methamphetamine, http://csaa.asn.au/2019/03/25/championing-collective-responses-intersection-health-promotion-harm-reduction-gay-bisexual-men-use-crystal-methamphetamine/
2019
Drysdale K, 2019, Podcasts as resources? Yes! Collaborative research translation concerning gay and bisexual men who use crystal for sex, https://humanenhancementdrugsandcrime.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/final_hed-matters-december-2019-volume-2-issue-2_final.pdf
2019
Drysdale K, 2019, Long Live the King, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
2019
Drysdale K, 2019, Championing collective responses in the intersection of health promotion and harm reduction for gay and bisexual men who use crystal methamphetamine,
2019
Drysdale K, 2018, Strapped, packed and taking the stage: Australia’s new drag kings, https://theconversation.com/strapped-packed-and-taking-the-stage-australias-new-drag-kings-79747
2018
Drysdale K, 2018, Remember the King,
2018
Drysdale K, 2018, Strapped, packed and taking the stage: Australia’s new drag kings,
2018