Associate Professor Christy Newman

social researcher of health, sexuality and relationships

Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney

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Dr Christy Newman is Associate Professor at the Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney.

Drawing on her background in health sociology and cultural studies, Christy investigates how people ‘do’ health, sexuality and relationships across different social contexts and communities, and how these practices are represented and interpreted through different cultural and professional lenses.

Christy works across a range of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects, particularly in the fields of sexual and reproductive health and blood borne virus prevention and care, and extending to the intersecting fields of sexual and gender diversity, child and family wellbeing, harm reduction, mental health, migrant and refugee health, and Aboriginal health.