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Christy Newman

Professor, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney

Christy Newman is Professor at the UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health as well as Acting Deputy Dean and Associate Dean Engagement and Impact for UNSW Arts, Design and Architecture. They are a queer/bi+ and non-binary person, and use the pronouns they/them.

Christy is a qualitative social researcher of health, sexuality, and gender, with a background in sociology, communications and cultural studies. They have worked in partnership with communities, governments, and clinical services for almost 20 years to understand the social dimensions of bloodborne viruses, sexual and reproductive health, and queer, bi+ and trans health and wellbeing, including their intersections with the related fields of mental health, Aboriginal health, harm reduction, disability, cancer prevention, violence prevention, adolescent health, family wellbeing, and gender and sexuality studies.

Areas of expertise for public/media contributions:
Social aspects of: HIV and viral hepatitis; sexual and reproductive health; LGBTQ+ health and wellbeing; sexuality and gender diversity