Professor Heather Worth

Professor Heather Worth

Fields of research: Public Health and Health Services, Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Tags: Social Structure and Health, Disease distribution and transmission

Associate Professor Heather Worth is the Head of the International HIV Research Group in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW.


My Expertise

HIV, AIDS, refugees and HIV, gender and sexuality, drag queens, transvestites, politics of AIDS, development and AIDS, AIDS and conflict and AIDS orphans.

Contact

(612) 9385 8658

Research Activities

Mobility and HIV risk across the Papua New Guiniea/Indonesia border

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Mobility and HIV risk across the Papua New Guiniea/Indonesia border

The aim of this project is to examine the relationship between mobility across the border between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea and HIV risk.

Strengthening HIV Social Research in China

Project

Strengthening HIV Social Research in China

This grant will support The Oral History Training Workshop and the fieldwork in Chengdu, Xian and Nanjing.

Women's and Men's experiences of PMTCT in Papua New Guinea: a gendered sociocultural analysis of barriers and facilitators for program engagement

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Women's and Men's experiences of PMTCT in Papua New Guinea: a gendered sociocultural analysis of barriers and facilitators for program engagement

The research seeks to understand the gendered sociocultural factors influencing the uptake and controls of PMTCT (Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission) programs from the perspectives of antenatal women, their partners an

Strengthening HIV social research capacity amongst HIV social research leaders in Papua New Guinea and Fiji

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Strengthening HIV social research capacity amongst HIV social research leaders in Papua New Guinea and Fiji

The goal of this project is to build the capacity of Papua New Guinean and Fijian HIV social research leaders, through intensive training at UNSW and in Fiji and PNG in report writing, writing journal articles and dissemination of research finding

What makes for good and effective leadership in Papua New Guinea

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What makes for good and effective leadership in Papua New Guinea

This research seeks to understand the barriers and facilitators to effective leadership in the HIV epidemic in Papua New Guinea at national, provincial and district levels and in various sectors. It will examine:

Askim Na Save (Ask and understand): People who sell and exchange sex in Port Moresby

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Askim Na Save (Ask and understand): People who sell and exchange sex in Port Moresby

Askim na Save (Ask and understand): People who sell and exchange sex in Port Moresby is a comprehensive bio-behavioural study of sex work in Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.

HIV in China: Understanding the Social Aspects of the Epidemic

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HIV in China: Understanding the Social Aspects of the Epidemic

The result of collaboration between the University of New South Wales and the Tsinghua University in Beijing, this unique chronicle maps some of the most important social, political, and cultural characteristics of the HIV epidemic in China.