Justice Health Research Program

The Justice Health Research Program works on a range of projects involving adult and juvenile prisoners, community-based offenders. These groups endure some of the worst health outcomes in society and this has implications for the health of the wider community.

Our work involves surveillance of blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. We conduct the triennial National Prison Entrants' Blood-borne Virus and Risk Behaviour Survey as well as other population-based surveys of offenders’ sexual health, mental health issues, and substance use.

We conduct research on the development of interventions and examine the health backgrounds of prisoners. Current studies are examining the relationship between psychosis and offending behaviour. We have an in intervention treating impulsive-violent offenders with a pharmacotherapy, and an intervention for women who perpetrate violence.

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