The Sexual Health Promotion and Education Research (SHPER) program focus on the sexual health, rights, well-being, and education of people in Australia. The program is run by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University and headed by a team of researchers across sociology, public health, psychology, and gender and sexuality studies.
We partner and work with several organisations in health and wellbeing, sexual health and education, mental health and wellbeing, and gendered violence prevention sectors to produce and translate research to support the sexual health and wellbeing of Australia-based communities.
Past and Current Projects
Check out some of our current and previous projects!
National survey study series exploring the knowledge, behaviours, attitudes and practices of secondary school students in Australia
Supporting sexual health promotion and education among young people
Working towards building a better future for young people and sexual health rights, education, and needs
Youth Advisory Board
ARCSHS has put together a Youth Advisory Board (YAB) for our project Building an integrated approach to supporting sexual health promotion and education among young people funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health Australia. We are excited to announce we have finalised our board members, check them out!