Researcher

Associate Professor Christy Elizabeth Newman

My Expertise

How health policy and practice can be made more inclusive of gender, sexual and cultural diversity
How blood borne viruses (eg. HIV, hepatitis C and B) are managed in and shape everyday life and relationships
How public health priorities are taken up and reworked in diverse community contexts
How experts interpret and navigate contemporary cultural, gender and sexual politics in practice

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Christy Newman is Associate Professor at the Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Arts and Social Sciences. Additional information is available at: thisnewman.net

Drawing on her background in health sociology and cultural studies, Christy examines both experiences and representations of health, sexuality and relationships across a range of collaborative, interdisciplinary projects. She is particularly interested in the way contemporary...view more

Christy Newman is Associate Professor at the Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Arts and Social Sciences. Additional information is available at: thisnewman.net

Drawing on her background in health sociology and cultural studies, Christy examines both experiences and representations of health, sexuality and relationships across a range of collaborative, interdisciplinary projects. She is particularly interested in the way contemporary ideas about inclusivity and diversity are promoted and problematised in health policy and practice, especially in the fields of sexual and reproductive health, blood borne virus prevention and care, child and family wellbeing, mental health, cancer care, migrant and refugee health, and Aboriginal health. 

Throughout her work, Christy aims to facilitate intersections across the social and biomedical sciences, and between research, policy, clinical and community domains. She is Joint Editor-in-Chief of Health Sociology Review (Taylor & Francis), Editorial Board Member of the Journal of the International AIDS Society, Committee Member (and past Convenor) of the Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference 'Social, Cultural and Political Aspects of HIV and Related Infections in the Australasian Region' theme, and Committee Member of the Behavioural Research and Advocacy Stream, 2018 IUSTI Asia Pacific Sexual Health Congress

Christy was awarded a University Medal and first class honours for her undergraduate degree in media communications and cultural studies (Murdoch University), and a doctorate in interdisciplinary studies in health, sexuality and culture (UNSW). She has authored close to 80 peer reviewed publications, and led or contributed to securing over three million dollars in research funding. She 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.

Selected current projects:

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Contact

+61 2 9385 4717
+61 2 9385 6455

Publications

by Associate Professor Christy Elizabeth Newman