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Professor Juliet Richters

JulietJuliet Richters is Honorary Professor in Sexual Health in the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales. Her work focuses on sexual behaviour and sexual health. In the 1980s she worked in the Family Planning Association of NSW education unit then moved into research to undertake one of Australia’s first social research projects for HIV prevention, working with Dr (now Professor) Basil Donovan on condom use and condom breakage. Since 1996 she has specialised in research into sexual practice among both men and women. She has been a principal investigator on the first Australian Study of Health and Relationships (ASHR), the Australian Longitudinal Study of Health and Relationships, and the Sexual Health and Attitudes of Australian Prisoners study. She was lead investigator of the Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships and of a large qualitative study, Contraceptive Understandings and Experiences of Australian Women. Professor Richters has also conducted research into sexual practice and HIV/STI risk among women in contact with the gay community, among university students and among gay men. Her current projects include the Second Sexual Health and Attitudes of Australian Prisoners study and preparation for the third ASHR.