Researcher

Professor Christy E Newman

My Expertise

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

Fields of Research (FoR)

Sociology of health, Sociology of family and relationships, Sexualities, Transgender studies

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 qualitative social researcher of health, sexuality, and gender, with a background in sociology and cultural studies. They have worked in partnership with community, clinical and policy organisations for almost 20 years, exploring the social dimensions of...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 qualitative social researcher of health, sexuality, and gender, with a background in sociology and cultural studies. They have worked in partnership with community, clinical and policy organisations for almost 20 years, exploring the social dimensions of bloodborne viruses and sexually transmissible infections, sexual and reproductive health, and LGBTQ+ health and wellbeing, including queer, bi+ and trans health. 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 genders, sexualities, relationships, and families. Recent media contributions include an SBS Insight episode on multi-gender attraction, a Centre for Ideas digital conversation on gender, faith and family with author/broadcaster Daniel M. Lavery, and podcast interviews on trust in digital health among people of diverse genders and sexualities and those affected by HIV and viral hepatitis.

Selected past projects include: 


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


Currently supervising

 

Doctoral graduates


My Engagement

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Location

311 Goodsell Building

Contact

+61 2 9385 4717