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Rachel Lennon is an early career research who is completing her PhD at Western Sydney University. She completed her Masters of Public Health at Melbourne University and her undergraduate in Psychology at Swinburne University. Rachel’s research interests focus primarily on women’s health across a range of contexts. She has explored theoretical impacts of stigma and discrimination against female street-based sex workers, has worked extensively in the field of violence against women and has developed research on social inclusion for drug affected and homeless women.

Using qualitative research techniques, Rachel has investigated a range of topics from Aboriginal antenatal care programs to methodologies most effective in reaching vulnerable populations. As a result, she has written several publications including chapters in academic texts such as ‘Practicing Social Inclusion’ and the ‘Routledge International Handbook of Sex Industry Research’.

Rachel enjoys exploring qualitative methodologies across a range of fields including Health Care Systems and simulation strategies for surgical trainees. She has contributed to the conference circuit and has presented work both nationally and internationally.

Research Output

Exploring the Impacts of Stigma and Discrimination on Female Street-Based Sex Workers

Lennon, R., Liamputtong, P. & Hoban, E., 2014, 15 p. London UK : SAGE Research Method Cases.

Research output: Other contributionOtherpeer-review

Practising social inclusion: The case of street-based sex workers

Lennon, R., Liamputtong, P. & Hoban, E., 2014, Practising Social Inclusion. Taket, A., Crisp, B. R., Graham, M., Hanna, L., Goldingay, S. & Wilson, L. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 141-149 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Women and HIV: the impacts of stigma and discrimination

Lennon, R., Sep 2009, In : HIV Australia. 7, 3, p. 25-27 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

Open Access

Promoting awareness of nutritional risk factors contributing to chronic disease in indigenous communities: an outreach model

Bonnici, R., Jun 2008, In : Developing Practice. 2008, 21, p. 53-62 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review