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SH Invited Speaker Session: Social, Political & Cultural Aspects - The Role of Parents in Sexual Health and HIV Education

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Minyama 4


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Q&A Discussion - SH Invited Speaker Session: Social, Political & Cultural Aspects - The Role of Parents in Sexual Health and HIV Education

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Associate Professor Jacqueline Ullman
Associate Professor
Western Sydney University

Key findings from the Gender and Sexuality Diversity in Schools: Parental Perspectives study

3:30 PM - 3:48 PM

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Associate Professor Jacqueline Ullman is a Senior Researcher in the Centre for Educational Research at Western Sydney University, where she researches gender and sexuality diversity in schools. She is the recipient of the 2021 Raewyn Connell Award (AARE) for her leadership in the field of sexuality, gender and queer research in education. Tania Ferfolja is Associate Professor in the School of Education/Centre for Educational Research at Western Sydney University. Her research centres on equity in education with a focus on gender and sexuality diversities in curricula, policy, pedagogy, schooling and employment practices in Australia and internationally.
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Ms Jenny Walsh
The Hum Academy

Supporting parents in SRH and HIV education

3:48 PM - 4:06 PM


Jenny is a writer and teacher interested in helping teachers and parents in diverse communities to 'do sex ed'. She’s written parent and school resources for the Catholic sector, VACCHO, and federal and state governments (including the recent Australian Curriculum ‘consent’ update). She is currently part of a consortium surveying parents’ attitudes, and another investigating the implementation of RSE in a rural Islamic School.
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Professor Alan McKee
Professor Of Digital And Social Media
School of Arts, Communication and English, University of Sydney, NSW

How to identify healthy online porn for young people - what do parents need to know?

4:06 PM - 4:24 PM

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Professor Alan McKee is an expert on entertainment and healthy sexual development. His new book (with Paul Byron, Katerina Litsou and Roger Ingham) - called What Do We Know About the Effects of Pornography After Fifty Years of Academic Research? – emerges from an Australian Research Council Discovery grant entitled ‘Pornography’s effects on audiences: explaining contradictory research data’. He also worked on an ARC Linkage grant with True (previously Family Planning Queensland) to investigate the use of vulgar comedy to reach young men with information about healthy sexual development. He was co-editor of the Girlfriend Guide to Life and co-author of Objectification: on the difference between sex and sexism (2020). He has published on healthy sexual development, and entertainment education for healthy sexuality in journals including the Archives of Sexual Behavior, the International Journal of Sexual Health, the Journal of Sex Research and Sex Education.
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Mr Christopher Thorpe
Manager Schools Education And Support

Sharing values - The role of parents in a comprehensive relationships and sexual health curriculum

4:24 PM - 4:42 PM

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Christopher Thorpe (he/him) is the A/g Team Manager, Schools Education and Support at SHINE SA, a provider of reproductive and sexual health services. Chris leads a team of education professionals who train and support teachers in schools to implement an evidence-based, inclusive, whole-school approach to relationships and sexual health education.


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Jacqui Hendriks
Senior Research Fellow
Curtin University

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Jennifer Power
Principal Research Fellow
Australian Research Centre In Sex, Health And Society, La Trobe University