Researcher

Professor Christy E Newman

My Expertise

Social aspects of HIV and viral hepatitis, sexual and reproductive health, queer and trans health, and intersections with diverse experiences and expressions of gender, sexuality, relationships, and families.

Fields of Research (FoR)

Sociology, Health services and systems, Sociology of health, Sociology of family and relationships, Sexualities, Transgender studies, Culture, representation and identity, Health equity, Health and community services

Biography

Christy Newman (they/them) is Professor at the UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health and Associate Dean Engagement and Impact for UNSW Arts, Design and Architecture

Christy is a social researcher of health, sexuality, and gender, with a particular focus on bloodborne virus prevention and care, sexual and reproductive health, and LGBTQ+ health and wellbeing.

With a background in cultural studies and sociology, they draw on social theory...view more

Christy Newman (they/them) is Professor at the UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health and Associate Dean Engagement and Impact for UNSW Arts, Design and Architecture

Christy is a social researcher of health, sexuality, and gender, with a particular focus on bloodborne virus prevention and care, sexual and reproductive health, and LGBTQ+ health and wellbeing.

With a background in cultural studies and sociology, they draw on social theory and participatory methods to understand and strengthen the lived experience of diverse communities and the professionals who care and advocate for them, particularly sexuality and gender diverse communities, and the populations framed as most 'at risk' of HIV, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmissible infections.

As a collaborative, community-based researcher, Christy has also had the opportunity to work across the intersecting fields of mental health, Aboriginal health, harm reduction, cancer prevention, disability studies, violence prevention, child and family wellbeing, and gender and sexuality studies. They have authored >120 peer reviewed publications, received >20 research grants totaling $6 million, and they regularly contribute research-informed perspectives to media, professional and community discussions of diverse identities, relationships, and families. 


My Awards

  • 2020 - Research Supervisor Award, UNSW Arc Postgraduate Council
  • 2017 - Mid-Career Interdisciplinary Achiever Award, Australasian Sexual Health Alliance
  • 2010 - Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
  • 1998 - University Medal in Arts, Murdoch University

My Research Supervision


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Location

311 Goodsell Building

Contact

+61 2 9385 4717