Dr Rose Leontini

Dr Rose Leontini Qualifications:BA (Hons), PhD (UNSW)

Positions held:

  • Lecturer, Discipline of Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health
  • Unit of Study Coordinator (FHS) Health Ethics and the Law (HSBH3004) and Introductory Behavioural Sciences (BACH1161)(with Karen Pepper)
  • Member of the Faculty of Health Sciences Research Advice Team (qualitative methods)

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Rose Leontini lectures in health sociology and health ethics, and qualitative methods in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree Programme, and in professional courses in allied health. Her research interests are in hereditary risk and genetic testing, youth and alcohol, sociology of health and illness, sociology of everyday life, and health ethics. She is cur­rently a chief investigator in a three-year project that examines alcohol consumption and practices of harm minimization among university students, and social marketing and alcohol. She supervises Honours and PhD research examining youth and alcohol, alcohol and social marketing, workers' compensation and rehabilitation, men's attitudes to help-seeking in relation to mental health, and health and ethnicity.

Teaching and Service Responsibilities

  • Health Sociology
  • Health Ethics
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Honours Year Theses
  • Higher Degree Research Supervision

Research Opportunities

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Selected Publications

  • Hernandez, L, Leontini, R., and Harley, K. Alcohol, university students and harm minimisation campaigns: ‘a fine line between a good night out and a nightmare’, Contemporary Drug Problems, (Accepted August 2012)
  • Ko, A., Leontini, R., Ngian, V., Hughes, I., Clemson, L., Chan, D.K.Y., Brock, K. Quality and safety of prescribing practices in Aged Care and Rehabilitation Units in an Australian hospital setting., Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics (accepted July 2012)
  • Leontini, R. (2010). Genetic Risk and Reproductive Decisions: Meta and Counter Narratives. Health, Risk and Society, vol 12(1), pp. 7-20. Special Issue on Risk and Screening.
  • Leontini, R. (2010). Genetic Counselling as Care of the Self. Health: an Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine. Vol 14 (4), pp. 383-397
  • Leontini, R. (2006). Looking forward, looking back: the narrative of testing positive to Huntington’s Disease. Health Sociology Review, vol. 15(2), pp. 144-155
  • Leontini, R. (2000). Predictive [Testing] and Informed[Choice/Decision]: how these terms shape the bioethics of health professionals, probands and persons at risk. The Voices and Silences of Bioethics. AIHLE Conference Proceedings.
  • Leontini, R. 2012. ‘Inside(rs) and Outside(rs): Perceptions of ‘Safe’ Drinking Among University College Residents’.  International Symposium on Critical Approaches to Young People’s Use of Alcohol. University of Queensland, 24 August 2012-08-29
  • Hepworth, J., Schofield, T., Lindsay, J., Giles, F., Germov, J. & Leontini, R. 2012, ‘The Social and Cultural Organisation of Drinking Alcohol by University Students in Australia’, Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine, Melbourne 8-10 February.
  • Leontini, R., Giles, F., Schofield, T., Brown, R., Lindsay, J., Hepworth, J., Germov, J. (2011), Alcohol Use and Harm Minimisation Among University Students: Report on Interview Study Preliminary Findings, AHMS Project Meeting, Sancta Sophia College, University of Sydney 31 October
  • Schofield, T., Hepworth, J., Lindsay, J., Giles, F., Leontini, R., Germov, J. 2011. Alcohol use and harm minimisation among Australian university students – the AHMS Project. Paper presented in the Symposium Critical Perspectives on Young People and Alcohol, at the 7th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology, 18-20 April, Adelaide.

Selected Grants

  • 2010 International Program Development Fund & Faculty of Arts. University of Sydney. Giles, F., Leontini, R., Goodwin, N., International leadership in social marketing, alcohol use and young people: Australia, China, the US and the UK ($10,000) 2011-2012
  • 2009 ARC Linkage Grant: Schofield, T., Lindsay, J., Giles, F., Hepworth, J., Germov, J., Leontini, R., Alcohol Use and Harm Minimisation Among Australian University Students, ($622,853) 2010-2012

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