Dr Julie Mooney-Somers

Senior Lecturer Qualitative Research in Health
Centre for Values, Ethics & Law in Medicine (VELIM), School of Public Health

K25 - Medical Foundation Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9036 3412
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Biographical details

Research interests

I am interested in health services research, especially as it relates to stigmatized conditions and marginalised populations. My key interests are sexual health and drug and alcohol use, generally in relation to young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and LGBTI people. I am a Board Member of ACON Health (New South Wales’ leading health promotion organisation specialising in HIV and LGBTI), and in partnership with ACON, I run the biennial Sydney Women and Sexual Health (SWASH) survey.

Teaching areas

Most of my work employs qualitative research, and often participatory and creative methods.

I am the Academic Director and Course Coordinator of the Sydney Qualitative Health Research postgraduate coursework program.

Publications

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

2014

   
  • Savard, J., Mooney-Somers, J., Newson, A., Kerridge, I. (2014), Australians' knowledge and perceptions of direct-to-consumer personal genome testing. Internal Medicine Journal. 44(1), 27-31. [Abstract]
  • Mooney-Somers, J., Deacon, R., Comfort, J., Richters, J., Parkhill, N. (2014), Women in contact with the gay and lesbian community in Sydney: Report of the Sydney Women and Sexual Health (SWASH) Survey 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. Sydney: ACON.
  • Micallef, J., Guy, R., Lewis, L., Kaldor, J., Mooney-Somers, J., Bateson, D., Harvey, C., Van Gemert, C. (2014), Chlamydia testing and management at Australian Family Planning Clinics. Kensington: UNSW.

2013

   
  • Lewis, P., Jordens, C., Mooney-Somers, J., Smith, K., Kerridge, I. (2013), Growing Up With Cancer: Accommodating the Effects of Cancer Into Young People's Social Lives. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. 30(6), 311-319. [Abstract]
  • Deacon, R., Mooney-Somers, J., Treloar, C., Maher, L. (2013), At the intersection of marginalised identities: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people's experiences of injecting drug use and hepatitis C seroconversion. Health & Social Care in the Community. 21(4), 402-410. [Abstract]
  • Maher, L., Mooney-Somers, J., Phlong, P., Couture, M., Kien, S., Stein, E., Bates, A., Sansothy, N., Page, K., On Behalf Of The Young Women's Health Study Collaborative, Z. (2013), Condom negotiation across different relationship types by young women engaged in sex work in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Global Public Health. 8(3), 270-283. [Abstract]
  • Mooney-Somers, J., Deacon, R., Comfort, J. (2013), Women in contact with the Perth gay and lesbian community: Report of the Women's Western Australian Sexual Health (WWASH) Survey 2010 and 2012. Perth: WA Centre for Health Promotion Research at Curtin.
  • Bilardi, J., Walker, S., Temple-Smith, M., McNair, R., Mooney-Somers, J., Bellhouse, C., Fairley, C., Chen, M., Bradshaw, C. (2013), The Burden of Bacterial Vaginosis: Women's Experience of the Physical, Emotional, Sexual and Social Impact of Living with Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis. PloS One. 8(9), e74378. [Abstract]
  • Page, K., Stein, E., Sansothy, N., Evans, J., Couture, M., Sichan, K., Cockroft, M., Mooney-Somers, J., Phlong, P., Kaldor, J., Maher, L. (2013), Sex work and HIV in Cambodia: trajectories of risk and disease in two cohorts of high-risk young women in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. BMJ Open. 3(9), e003095. [Abstract]

2012

   
  • Brown, G., Ellard, J., Mooney-Somers, J., Hildebrand, J., Langdon, T. (2012), HIV risk among Australian men travelling overseas: networks and context matter. Culture, Health & Sexuality. 14(6), 677-690. [Abstract]
  • Mooney-Somers, J., Olsen, A., Erick, W., Scott, R., Akee, A., Maher, L. (2012), Young Indigenous Australians' sexually transmitted infection prevention practices: A Community-based Participatory Research project. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. 22(6), 519-532.
  • Mooney-Somers, J., Deacon, R., Richters, J., Price, K., Leon de la Barra, S., Schneuder, K., Prestage, G., Clayton, S., Parkhill, N. (2012), Women in contact with the Perth gay and lesbian community: Report of the Sydney Women and Sexual Health (SWASH) Survey 2006, 2008 and 2010. Sydney: ACON.

2011

   
  • Maher, L., Phlong, P., Mooney-Somers, J., Keo, S., Stein, E., Couture, M., Page, K. (2011), Amphetamine-type stimulant use and HIV/STI risk behaviour among young female sex workers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. International Journal on Drug Policy. 22(3), 203-209. [Abstract]
  • Mooney-Somers, J., Olsen, A., Erick, W., Scott, R., Akee, A., Kaldor, J., Maher, L. (2011), Learning from the past: young Indigenous people's accounts of blood-borne viral and sexually transmitted infections as resilience narratives. Culture Health and Sexuality. 13(2), 173-186. [Abstract]
  • Mooney-Somers, J., Olsen, A., Scott, R., Akee, A., Maher, L. (2011), Young Indigenous People Responding to a Sexually Transmitted Infection Diagnosis: Accounts of Resilience. In: Relational Concepts in Medicine. (pp.215-225).United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Lewis, P., Mooney-Somers, J., Jordens, C., Smith, K., Kerridge, I. (2011), Using Innovative Methods to Help Young People Reflect on the Meaning of Growing up with Cancer. In: Relational Concepts in Medicine. (pp.171-180).United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Maher, L., Mooney-Somers, J., Phlong, P., Couture, M., Stein, E., Evans, J., Cockroft, M., Sansothy, N., Nemoto, T., Page, K. (2011), Selling sex in unsafe spaces: Sex work risk environments in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Harm Reduction Journal. 8(1), 30. [Abstract]

2010

   
  • Mooney-Somers, J., Ussher, J. (2010), Sex as Commodity: Single and Partnered Men’s Subjectification as Heterosexual Men. Men and Masculinities. 12(3), 353-373.

2009

   
  • Mooney-Somers, J., Erick, W., Scott, R., Akee, A., Kaldor, J., Maher, L. (2009), Enhancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people's resilience to blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections: findings from a community-based participatory research project. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 20(3), 195-201. [Abstract]
  • Mooney-Somers, J., Maher, L. (2009), The Indigenous Resiliency Project: a worked example of community-based participatory research. New South Wales Public Health Bulletin. 20(7-8), 112-118. [Abstract]

2008

   
  • Mooney-Somers, J., Perz, J., Ussher, J. (2008), A complex negotiation: women's experiences of naming and not naming premenstrual distress in couple relationships. Women & Health. 47(3), 57-77. [Abstract]
  • Wani, E., Mooney-Somers, J., Akee, A., Maher, L. (2008), Resilience to blood borne and sexually transmitted infections: The development of a participatory action research project with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Townsville. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal. 32(6), 5-8.