Second study of Sexual Health and Attitudes of Australian Prisoners

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Prisoners are a priority population in several National Communicable Diseases Strategies but excluded from household surveys leaving a significant knowledge gap for this marginalised population. The first Sexual Health Survey of Australian prisoners (SHAAP-1) was conducted 11 years ago. This NHMRC-funded project updates and expands on SHAAP-1 to become the world’s largest and most comprehensive population-based survey of prisoners’ sexual health and covers sexually transmissible infections and risk, contraception, condom use, sex attitudes, sexual violence and sex work. It will also collect data on key marginalised and vulnerable prisoner groups (Indigenous women, LGBTIQ prisoners, childhood sexual abuse survivors).

IDEAL CANDIDATE

• Master’s degree in public health, psychology, or social sciences
• Demonstrated ability to conduct high quality research utilising a combination of research methods (quantitative and qualitative)
• Demonstrated interest in addressing health and/or justice disparities
• Understanding of public health issues, particularly in relation to sexual health and behaviours.
• Interest in the intersection between public health and criminology.
Supervisory team
Paul
Simpson

Medicine
The Kirby Institute
Basil
Donovan

Medicine
The Kirby Institute
Mandy
Wilson

Curtin University
National Drug Research Institute
p.simpson@kirby.unsw.edu.au