Who We Are

Sexual Health Promotion and Education Research (SHPER) is a program of research focusing on the sexual health and wellbeing of people residing in Australia. It is lead by a team of researchers who work in multi-disciplinary spaces of public health, sociology, gender and sexuality studies, social work, and education.  

SHPER @ ARCSHS

SHPER is based at The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS, pronounced Arches) which conducts world-class research and education on the social dimensions of sexuality, gender, health and human relationships.

 

We work collaboratively with other researchers, communities, community-based organisations, government, and professionals to advance knowledge and promote positive change in policy, practice and people’s lives.

For more information about ARCSHS, please visit the ARCSHS website.

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Our Research

Our research focuses on: 

 

  • Bodies

  • Desire and pleasure

  • Reproductive health

  • Sexual communication and consent

  • Sexual health promotion, education, rights, and advocacy

  • Sexual practices

  • Sexually transmissible infections (STIs)

  • Technologies and sexual digital literacies

 

Check out our Projects and Publications pages to find out more!