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Research

Drawing on her background in health sociology and cultural studies, Christy draws on multidisciplinary perspectives to investigate 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 projects, funded by competitive and commissioned grants, 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.

She has authored more than 80 peer reviewed publications, in addition to reports aimed at community or professional audiences, and has led or contributed to securing over three million dollars in research funding. 

Current editorial roles include Joint Editor-in-Chief of Health Sociology Review (Taylor & Francis) and Board Member of the Journal of the International AIDS Society.


Selected current projects

 

My health, our family: documenting stories of family life in the context of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C
[ARC Discovery DP160100134, Critical Perspectives on Serodiscordance in Family Life]

Queer Generations [ARC Discovery DP150101292, Belonging and sexual citizenship among gender and sexual minority youth]

Fostering Aboriginal sexual well-being by building on strengths [ARC Linkage LP170100190]

Understanding disparities in PrEP access [UNSW Collaborative Research Grant]

Meaningful inclusion of trans and gender diverse populations in cervical cancer screening: A pilot study

Disentangling the social, legal and ethical barriers to abortion services in New South Wales