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Dr Lise Lafferty

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Lise recently completed her PhD, titled, “Relationships Matter: Social capital theory and hepatitis C treatment uptake among men in prison.
Dr Rebecca Reynolds

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Personable and ethical registered nutritionist (RNutr) and lecturer in lifestyle and health. Regular consultant to the media regarding nutrition and health.
Dr Monica Jane Barratt

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Dr Monica Barratt is a social scientist at the Drug Policy Modelling Program, part of Australia's National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.
Professor Claire Elizabeth Wakefield

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Prof Claire Wakefield is a Professor in the Discipline of Paediatrics, School of Women’s & Children’s Health, UNSW Medicine and leads one of Australia’s largest psycho-oncology research groups
Professor Heather Worth

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

Faculty: Medicine
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Broad Research Fields: Health Ethics, Health Sociology, Sociology of Everyday Life, Social Dimensions of Medicine, Science and Technology, Cultural Studies.
Dr Marian Shanahan

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Dr Shanahan has completed her PhD project examining the costs and benefits of various cannabis policies.
Strengthening HIV Social Research in China

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This grant will support The Oral History Training Workshop and the fieldwork in Chengdu, Xian and Nanjing. The workshop aims to build the capacity of young Chinese scholars and research talents in oral history theory, methodology and practices, comes from AusAID through UNSW.
Strengthening HIV social research capacity amongst HIV social research leaders in Papua New Guinea and Fiji

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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 findings.
Positive life pathways for vulnerable adolescents: The role of a life management program approach

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A team of researchers at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine together with the Ted Noffs Foundation and academics from the Centre for Social Research in Health and the School of Social Sciences have been awarded an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, funded this year for thr
Centre of Research Excellence in Medicines and Ageing

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The Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Medicines and Ageing is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between highly dedicated and internationally recognised researchers from the University of Sydney, Australian National University, the Sax Institute, University of Western Australia, University o
Measuring low value health care for targeted policy action

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In January 2015 The Australian newspaper ran with the headline 'Health eyes $15bn payoff from war on waste', outlining; "Ten per cent of all health expenditure and as much as $15 billion a year could be saved through a concerted effort to reduce wasteful programs, marginal treatments and avoidabl
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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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 and health care workers.
Opioid dependent persons in pharmacotherapy: Blood borne viruses and cancer risk

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This project utilises health record linkage to quantify the risk of cancer in opioid dependent people registered for pharmacotherapy in NSW. We will examine the relationship between cancer risk and infection with the blood-borne viruses hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.