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Senior Research Fellow

Dr Elke Mitchell

BA (Hons), PhD 

E-mail
emitchell@kirby.unsw.edu.au
Mitchell E; Bennett LR, 2024, 'Infertility in the Pacific: A crucial component of the sexual and reproductive health and rights agenda', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.13791
2024
Persson A; Mek A; Naketrumb R; Mitchell E; Bell S; Kelly-Hanku A, 2023, 'Local Pathways of “Serodiscordant Couples”: Unpacking a Global HIV Population Category in Papua New Guinea', Medical Anthropology: Cross Cultural Studies in Health and Illness, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2023.2282976
2023
Persson A; Kelly-Hanku A; Mek A; Mitchell E; Trumb RN; Worth H; Bell S, 2023, '“We Live Just Like a Normal Family”: Exploring Local Renderings of the Global HIV Normalisation Discourse Among Serodiscordant Couples in Papua New Guinea', Sexuality and Culture, 27, pp. 19 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12119-022-10001-x
2023
Mitchell E; Kelly-Hanku A; Krentel A; Romani L; Robinson LJ; Nery SV; Kaldor J; Steer AC; Bell S, 2022, 'Community perceptions and acceptability of mass drug administration for the control of neglected tropical diseases in Asia-Pacific countries: A systematic scoping review of qualitative research', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0010215
2022
Mitchell E; Hakim A; Nosi S; Kupul M; Boli-Neo R; Aeno H; Redman-Maclaren M; Ase S; Amos A; Hou P; Narokobi R; Willie B; Vallely AJ; Kaldor JM; Badman SG; Kelly-Hanku A, 2021, 'A socio-ecological analysis of factors influencing HIV treatment initiation and adherence among key populations in Papua New Guinea', BMC Public Health, 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-12077-w
2021
Persson A; Kelly-Hanku A; Mek A; Mitchell E; Nake Trumb R; Worth H; Bell S, 2021, 'Making Sense of Serodiscordance: Pathways and Aftermaths of HIV Testing among Couples with Mixed HIV Status in Papua New Guinea', Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 22, pp. 298 - 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14442213.2021.1942184
2021
Whitford K; Mitchell E; Lazuardi E; Rowe E; Tasya IA; Wirawan DN; Wisaksana R; Subronto YW; Prameswari HD; Kaldor JM; Bell S, 2021, 'Corrigendum to: A strengths-based analysis of social influences that enhance HIV testing among female sex workers in urban Indonesia', Sexual health, 18, pp. 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH20085_CO
2021
Whitford K; Mitchell E; Lazuardi E; Rowe E; Tasya IA; Wirawan DN; Wisaksana R; Subronto YW; Prameswari HD; Kaldor JM; Bell S, 2021, 'Corrigendum to: A strengths-based analysis of social influences that enhance HIV testing among female sex workers in urban Indonesia', Sexual Health, https://www.publish.csiro.au/SH/SH20085_CO
2021
Mitchell E; Bell S, 2020, 'Premarital relationships and condom use among young people in Suva, Fiji', Sexual Health, 17, pp. 337 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH20040
2020
Mitchell E; Bennett LR, 2020, 'Young women’s perceptions and experiences of sexual risk in Suva, Fiji', Culture, Health and Sexuality, 22, pp. 504 - 519, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2019.1614669
2020
Mitchell E; Bell S; Thean LJ; Sahukhan A; Kama M; Koroivueti A; Kaldor J; Steer A; Romani L, 2020, 'Community perspectives on scabies, impetigo and mass drug administration in Fiji: A qualitative study', PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 14, pp. e0008825, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008825
2020
Mitchell E; Lazuardi E; Anintya I; Rowe E; Whitford K; Wirawan D; Wisaksana R; Subronto Y; Prameswari H; Kaldor J; Bell S, 2020, 'A Qualitative Exploration of Family, Work, Community, and Health Service Influences on HIV Treatment Uptake and Adherence Among Female Sex Workers in Three Cities in Indonesia', AIDS Education and Prevention, 32, pp. 243 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/aeap.2020.32.3.243
2020
Mitchell E; Bennett LR, 2020, 'Pressure and Persuasion: Young Fijian Women’s Experiences of Sexual and Reproductive Coercion in Romantic Relationships', Violence Against Women, 26, pp. 1555 - 1573, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077801219882505
2020
Persson A; Kelly-Hanku A; Mek A; Mitchell E; Nake Trumb R; Worth H; Bell S, 2020, 'Polygyny, Serodiscordance and HIV Prevention in Papua New Guinea: A Qualitative Exploration of Diverse Configurations', Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 21, pp. 248 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14442213.2020.1758202
2020
Mitchell E; Lazuardi E; Rowe E; Anintya I; Wirawan DN; Wisaksana R; Subronto YW; Prameswari HD; Kaldor J; Bell S, 2019, 'Barriers and Enablers to HIV Care Among Waria (Transgender Women) in Indonesia: A Qualitative Study', AIDS Education and Prevention: an interdisciplinary journal, 31, pp. 538 - 552, https://guilfordjournals.com/doi/pdf/10.1521/aeap.2019.31.6.538
2019
Mitchell E; Kelly-Hanku A; Mek A; Nake Trumb R; Persson A; Worth H; Bell SA, 2019, 'Caring Masculinities in the Context of HIV Serodiscordant Relationships in Papua New Guinea', Men and Masculinities, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1097184X19889659
2019
Mitchell E, 2015, 'The Fiji national response to HIV and sexually transmitted infections: Mapping key successes and challenges', Journal of Pacific Studies, 35, pp. 5 - 25, http://www.usp.ac.fj/fileadmin/files/Institutes/jps/Volumes/Volume_35_No_1_2015/JPS_Volume_35_No_1_2015_en.pdf
2015
Mitchell E, 2011, 'Towards an Understanding of Transactional Sex and HIV Risk Among Female University Students in Fiji', Intersections : Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue26/mitchell.htm
2011
Mitchell E, 2023, 'Perceptions of Scabies MDA in Fiji', presented at International Alliance for the Control of Scabies 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting, Webinar, 20 November 2023 - 20 November 2023
2023
Mitchell E; Ase S; Aeno H; Ofi P; Nake Trumb R; Kelly-Hanku A; Vallely LM; Vallely A; Black K; Mola G; Bagita M; Bolgna J; Pomat W; Bell S, 2023, 'Young people's abortion trajectories in Papua New Guinea', presented at Sexual and Reproductive Health 2023, Sydney, 18 September 2023 - 20 September 2023
2023
Mitchell E, 2023, 'Community and stakeholder persepectives on scabies and the acceptibility of mass drug administration for scabies control in Fiji', presented at The 2nd Southern Cross Tropical Medicine Conference, Sydney, 01 September 2023 - 03 September 2023
2023
Whitford K; Mitchell E; Lazuardi E; Rowe E; Anintya I; Wirawan DN; Wisaksana R; Subronto YW; Prameswari HD; Kaldor J; Bell S, 2019, 'Social influences on HIV testing among female sex workers in three urban settings in Indonesia', presented at Joint Australasian Sexual Health and HIV&AIDS Conferences, Perth, 16 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
2019
Persson A; Kelly-Hanku A; Mek A; Mitchell E; Worth H; Nake Trumb R; Bell S, 2019, 'Polygyny, serodiscordance and HIV risk in Papua New Guinea: a qualitative exploration', presented at Joint Australasian Sexual Health and HIV&AIDS Conferences, Perth, 16 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
2019
Mitchell E; Kelly-Hanku A; Mek A; Nake Trumb R; Persson A; Worth H; Bell S, 2019, 'Caring masculinities in the context of HIV serodiscordant relationships in Papua New Guinea', presented at Joint Australasian Sexual Health and HIV&AIDS Conferences, Perth, 16 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
2019
Whitford K; Mitchell E, 2019, 'Talking story with sexuality and gender diverse Aboriginal young people: gaps and opportunities', presented at HARP Forum 2019, Sydney, 16 October 2019 - 17 October 2019
2019
Faure-Brac A; Auciello J; Upton P; Bandara P; Mitchell E, 2017, 'Building robust evaluation systems in Indigenous health: Examples for the Tackling Indigenous Program evaluation', presented at 2017 Australasian Evaluation Society International Conference, Canberra, Australia, 04 September 2017 - 06 September 2017
2017
Bandara P; Mitchell E; Adams S; Zimmet M, 2015, 'Telepaediatrics: Bridging the gap in knowledge and service delivery in rural and remote NSW', presented at NSW Rural Health and Research Congress, Armidale, Australia, 04 November 2015 - 06 November 2015
2015
Colbran R; Adams S; Ramsden R; Mitchell E; Casburn K; Fairweather C; O'Loughlin F, 2015, 'Equalising access to speech, language and communication therapy for country kids: A telehealth approach', presented at 13th National Rural Health Conference: People, places, possibilities, Darwin, Australia, 24 May 2015 - 27 May 2015
2015
Mitchell E, 2014, 'Reimaging sexual risk in Fiji: Protecting the future through a culturally grounded model of HIV and STI vulnerability', presented at Australian Association For Pacific Studies Conference, Sydney, Australia, 22 April 2014 - 26 April 2014, https://sydney.edu.au/museums/images/content/research/AAPS_Conference_Program_April_22-26_2014.pdf
2014
Mitchell E, 2014, 'The role of peer education in preventing STIs/HIV among young people in Suva, Fiji', presented at The 7th Asia Pacifc Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights, Manila, Philippines, 21 January 2014 - 24 January 2014
2014
Mitchell E, 2013, 'Why does HIV peer education work in Fiji and how can we strengthen it?', presented at 9th Annual Nossal Global Health Forum, Melbourne, Australia, 29 November 2013 - 29 November 2013
2013
Mitchell E, 2013, 'Understanding HIV and STI risk among young iTaukei women in Suva, Fiji', presented at University of the South Pacific Faculty of Arts, Law and Education Seminar Series, Suva, Fiji, 17 September 2013 - 17 September 2013
2013
Mitchell E, 2013, 'The Fiji response to HIV and sexually transmitted infections: Mapping key successes and challenges', presented at ODN Conference: Addressing Inequality and Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Development, Suva, Fiji, 11 September 2013 - 12 September 2013
2013
Mitchell E, 2011, 'Addressing young Fijian women’s right to STI/HIV prevention: The cultural context of condom use for youth in Fiji', presented at 6th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 19 October 2011 - 22 October 2011
2011
Mitchell E, 2011, 'University students: A vulnerable group to HIV and other STIs?', presented at University of the South Pacific School of Social Science Seminar Series, Suva, Fiji, 23 September 2011 - 23 September 2011
2011
Mitchell E, 2009, 'Future opportunities to improve intersectoral understandings', presented at Anex and VACCHO Workforce Development Seminar: Preventing harms through collaboration – Aboriginal drug use and health responses, Melbourne, Australia, 19 August 2009 - 19 August 2009
2009
Aeno H; Mitchell E; Ase S; Trumb RN; Selon Ofi P; Hanku AK; Bell S, 2023, 'Socio-structural influences on young men’s experiences of sex, pregnancy and pregnancy prevention in Papua New Guinea', in Sex and Gender in the Pacific: Contemporary Perspectives on Sexuality, Gender and Health, pp. 109 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003142072-11
2023
Mitchell E; Lazuardi E; Rowe E; Anintya I; Wirawan DN; Wicaksana R; Subronto Y; Prameswari HD; Kaldor J; Bell S, 2019, 'Barriers and enablers to HIV care among waria (transgender women) in Indonesia: a qualitative study', Perth, presented at Joint Australasian Sexual Health and HIV&AIDS Conferences, Perth, 16 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
2019
Mitchell E, 2014, 'Saturday night in Suva: Youth sexual cultures, HIV and risk', Melbourne, Australia, presented at AIDS 2014: 20th International AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 20 July 2014 - 25 July 2014, http://pag.aids2014.org/Abstracts.aspx?AID=6237
2014
Mitchell E; Bandara P; Smith V, 2018, Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program Final Evaluation Report, Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia, Sydney, Australia, https://beta.health.gov.au/resources/publications/tackling-indigenous-smoking-program-final-evaluation-report
2018
Mitchell E; Smith V; Veitayaki J; Gillet B, 2017, Performance review of the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division of the Secretariat of Pacific Community (SPC), Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia, Sydney, Australia
2017
Mitchell E; Bandara P; Faure-Brac A, 2017, Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program evaluation: Preliminary evaluation report, Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia, Sydney, Australia
2017
Mitchell E, 2016, Evaluation of the Aboriginal Alcohol in Pregnancy Project, Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia, Sydney, Australia
2016
Bandara P; Mitchell E, 2016, Evaluation of the Deadly Sports Program, Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia, Sydney, Australia
2016
Mitchell E, 2016, Cancer patient experience: Qualitative research with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia, Sydney, Australia
2016
Mitchell E, 2016, The Line: Qualitative research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences, Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia, Sydney, Australia
2016
Bandara P; Adams S; Mitchell E; Zimmet M, 2015, Telepaediatric Program Therapy Trial: Evaluation Report, Royal Far West, Sydney, Australia
2015
Kratzmann M; Mitchell E; Ware J; Banach L; Ward J; Ryan R, 2011, Injecting drug use and associated harms among Aboriginal Australians, Australian National Council on Drugs, ACT, http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/uploads/resources/20713_20713.pdf
2011
Waples-Crowe P; Mitchell E, 2010, Do you feel shame? A project on injecting drug use in the Victorian Aboriginal community, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Melbourne, Australia, http://www.vaccho.org.au/assets/01-RESOURCES/TOPIC-AREA/SEX-HEALTH/VACCHO-02-Shame-Poster-A4.pdf
2010
Waples-Crowe P; Mitchell E, 2010, Just what are you sharing? A project on injecting drug use in the Victorian Aboriginal community, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Melbourne, Australia, http://www.vaccho.org.au/assets/01-RESOURCES/TOPIC-AREA/SEX-HEALTH/Sharing-Poster-A41.pdf
2010
Mitchell E, 2017, Risk, resilience and youth sexuality: Negotiations of sexual risk among iTaukei women university students in Suva, Fiji
2017
Adams S; Colbran R; Ramsden R; Mitchell E; O'Loughlin F; Casburn K; Fairweather C, 2015, Ensuring equity for country kids: A tele-speech program, Grassroots Magazine,
2015

Current grants:

2022-2026: NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants: $2.1 million (CIH). Project will evaluate whether mass drug administration can reduce the incidence of adverse perinatal outcomes and other health consequences of endemic STIs in Fiji.

Previous grants:

2019-2021: Department of Health, Commonwealth of Australia: $307,500 (CIB). Qualitative research focused on sexual health among young Aboriginal LGBTQ+ people.

 

2018: Kirby Institute, Emerging Investigator Awards: $10,000.

 

2013: William and Elizabeth Fisher Scholarship, Graduate Women Victoria: $6,000.

 

2012: Endeavour Research Fellowship, Australia Awards: $23,500.

 

2011: Research Higher Degree Studentship, The University of Melbourne: $36,500.