Researcher

Professor Christy E Newman

My Expertise

Social aspects of: sexual and reproductive health; LGBTQIA+ health; diverse genders, sexualities, relationships, and families

Fields of Research (FoR)

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

Biography

Professor Christy E. Newman (they/them) is a social researcher of health, gender, and sexuality at the Centre for Social Research in Health, and Deputy Dean Research in UNSW Arts, Design and Architecture

Over the last 20 years, Christy has contributed expertise on qualitative social research, critical health sociology, and gender and sexuality diversity to multidisciplinary projects on the social aspects of HIV and sexual health,...view more

Professor Christy E. Newman (they/them) is a social researcher of health, gender, and sexuality at the Centre for Social Research in Health, and Deputy Dean Research in UNSW Arts, Design and Architecture

Over the last 20 years, Christy has contributed expertise on qualitative social research, critical health sociology, and gender and sexuality diversity to multidisciplinary projects on the social aspects of HIV and sexual health, foregrounding community perspectives and partnerships.

More recently, Christy has had the opportunity to contribute to a range of new research collaborations exploring how gender and sexuality norms constrain inclusive practice in other areas of health and social care, including reproductive healthdigital health, mental health, disability, dementia care, violence prevention, and cancer prevention

Christy is committed to supporting community and peer-led approaches to health research, and amplifying the voices of populations historically neglected or collapsed into broader ‘LGBTQIA+’ categories, particularly trans and gender diverse peoplebi+ and other multi-gender attracted people, and people with innate variations of sex characteristics (intersex).

This research has been funded by >$18 million in grants from the Australian Research Council (Discovery and Linkage grants), National Health and Medical Research Council (MRFF, Project and Partnership grants), public sector and for-purpose health agencies. 

Christy is regularly consulted on inclusive health, education and research practices as a social researcher, a queer/bi+ and non-binary person and parent, and as a co-lead of the UNSW Community of Practice for inclusive research with Queer and Trans people, and people with variations of sex characteristics (Intersex; or CoPQTI).

Selected past projects and outputs 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