Professor and Program Head, Justice Health Research Program, UNSW

Since completing his PhD in 2001 in prisoner health, Tony has continued to work in this area, conducting two population based prisoner health surveys in 1996 and 2001 and the largest mental health survey of prisoners in Australia. Tony has implemented an injury surveillance system in the NSW correctional system and conducted research into traumatic brain injury among prisoners. Tony is currently involved in several NHMRC and ARC funded. These include a study to examine the causes of mortality among ex-prisoners, a study of the health of young people serving a community order, a prison-based smoking cessation trial, and a study of prisoners' sexual health. The Centre for Health Research in Criminal Justice has also conducted the first national prisoner health research project - a study of blood borne viruses among prison entrants.


  • –present
    Professor, University of New South Wales


  • 2012
    Sexual behaviour and Sexual health of Australian prisoners, Sexual Health