Stephanie Lusby, PhD Candidate
BA (International Studies) (Hons) RMIT University
Stephanie commenced her PhD candidacy with SSGM in February 2011. Stephanie graduated with First Class Honors from RMIT University, Melbourne in 2006. She has worked on research and campaign projects related to development in the Asia Pacific with Australian overseas aid and financing advocacy organizations AID/Watch and Jubilee Australia since 2005. From 2009 until the end of 2010, Stephanie worked on the East New Britain Sexual Health Improvement Project (ENB SHIP) for Burnet Institute Centre for International Health in the New Guinea Islands region of Papua New Guinea. Stephanie's PhD research is largely based upon experiences gained and questions raised from her involvement in ENB SHIP.
Stephanie's thesis research will examine how men engage with public health interventions aimed at preventing and raising awareness of HIV (and other sexually transmitted infection) and gender based violence in the New Guinea Islands Region of Papua New Guinea. She aims to explore what it means a man, and how masculine identities are expressed by contemporary Papua New Guineans; and how these expressions shape men's engagement with HIV and gender-based violence prevention initiatives that have been carried out in the Islands.
- Conference speaker and author
S Lusby: 'Talking with us, not at us: Men and the creation of better HIV and gendered violence prevention campaigns in Papua New Guinea', at Locating the Social: First International HIV Social Science and Humanities Conference, Durban, 11-13 June, 2011.
- Contributing author
L Natoli, G Wambo, R Gabong, E Kavang, S Luana, S Lusby, H Supsup, E Jackson: 'Mobilising Communities for Sexual Health Improvement in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea', conference poster, Australasian Sexual Health Meeting, September 2010.
- Contributing researcher
Paul James, Yaso Nadarajah, Karen Haive, Victoria Stead and Kate Cregan: 'Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Livelihoods: Alternate Pathways to Development in Papua New Guinea', Globalism Institute, Melbourne, 2009.
- Principle researcher (Solomon Islands)
Jubilee Australia: 'Risky Business: Shining a Spotlight on Australia's Export Credit Agency', Jubilee Australia, Sydney, 2009.