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SiREN’s management team draws on a wealth of experience to guide the SiREN project. Staff hold frontline research positions within the Collaboration for Evidence Research and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH) and are well connected to the sexual health and blood-borne virus community.
Dr Roanna Lobo
SiREN Research Fellow
Dr Roanna Lobo is currently the Research Fellow for the SiREN project and has been a researcher within the CERIPH at Curtin University and a Lecturer in the School of Public Health since 2004. In 2007, Roanna was awarded a 3-year health promotion research training scholarship from Healthway. She completed her PhD in 2012: an evaluation framework for peer-based youth programs. The research contributed to the currently limited theoretical understanding of why peer-based health promotion programs are effective in high risk youth populations. The project identified and developed suitable evaluation parameters and tools for measuring the success of peer-based programs. The research formed part of the My-Peer Project.
Gemma has worked within health services and across large organisations in the resources, tertiary and not-for-profit sectors for the past 15 years. Involved in teams securing successful grants of more than 1.5 million dollars of research and practice funding, Gemma has undertaken a range of health promotion roles from managing state-wide mass-media campaigns, implementing education programs in prisons and supporting organisations to evaluate interventions. Gemma is currently Course Coordinator for postgraduate health promotion, Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Research Fellow with CERIPH at Curtin University where Gemma is currently completing a PhD. Gemma is the current national President for The Australian Health Promotion Association.
Dr Jonathan Hallett
Jonathan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health in the discipline of health promotion and teaches political theory and policy advocacy to public health students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Jonathan is also the OUA course coordinator for postgraduate public health and health promotion courses. Jonathan’s current research is focused on sex work regulatory models and health outcomes, transition pathways of refugee young people into higher education and the impact of dietary models on climate change. Jonathan is particularly interested in the ways in which vested interests and ‘morality politics’ influence the development of public policy to the detriment of the public good.
Associate Professor Jonine Jancey
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Jonine Jancey is a Curtin Research Academic. She has worked as a health practitioner and now as a researcher. Jonine has a particular interest in better understanding the impact of physical activity and nutrition across the lifespan and in different settings e.g. worksites, playgroups, retirement villages. Jonine enjoys conducting applied research - research conducted in the 'real world.'
Matt has over 17 years experience working in the area of sexual health, both in education and therapy; specifically in the areas of sexual function and dysfunction, STIs, HIV/AIDS, diverse sexualities, sex and gender diversity, and men’s health issues. In addition to being a Clinical Professional Fellow in the Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, he is a clinical psychologist, and a Research Fellow within the CERIPH. Matt is involved in the sexological sector locally, nationally and internationally.