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Justice Health Research Program (The Kirby Institute)

 

Description

The Justice Health Research Program, based at the Kirby Institute in NSW, aims to provide current and relevant prisoner health research. The head of the Justice Health Research Program, Professor Tony Butler, has worked on a range of projects in the justice health area involving adult and juvenile prisoners, those serving community-based sentences, and ex-offenders.

The work of the program involves surveillance of blood-borne viruses and STIs in the form of the triennial National prison entrants' bloodborne virus and risk behaviour survey, the conduct of several large population-based surveys of prisoners, examining mental health issues, substance use, and the development of national indicators for prisoners' health. Current projects include:

Indigenous people are disproportionately over represented in criminal justice system and form an important part of the work of the program. A National Health and Medical Research Council capacity building grant in the Indigenous offender health area is helping to develop a cohort of researchers for the justice health field.

Abstract adapted from the Justice Health Research Program

Contacts

Tony Butler
Program Head
The Kirby Institute
University of New South Wales
Corner Boundary and West Streets
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9385 9257
Email: tbutler@kirby.unsw.edu.au

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Last updated: 12 May 2014
 
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