Since completing my PhD in 2001 in prisoner health, I have continued to work in this area and have conducted two population based prisoner health surveys in 1996 and 2001 and the largest mental health survey of prisoners in Australia. I have implemented an injury surveillance system in the NSW correctional system and conducted research into traumatic brain injury among prisoners. I am 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.
Broad Research Areas: Community Medicine, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases
Specific Research Keywords: Public Health, Prisoner Health, Smoking Cessation, Sexual Health