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Ms Harriet Townsend


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Research assistant on the Global Reviews Team and Masters of Research candidate in sociology (MQ)

University role: 
Research Assistant

Bachelor or Arts (MQ) and MRes candidate (MQ). I am also half-way through a Master of Public Health (USyd).

suicidal ideation
medical sociology
systematic review
mixed methods
qualitative methods
Research activities: 

I have been a member of the global reviews team at NDARC since 2016 and have worked as a research assistant on the following:

  • Campbell, G., Darke, S., Lappin, J., Degenhardt, L., Draper, B., Duflou, J., Carter, G., Farrell, M. & Townsend, H. 2019. Prevalence and characteristics associated with chronic non-cancer pain in suicide decendents: a national study. In Press.
  • Grebely, J.,  Larney, S.,  Peacock, A.,  Colledge, S.,  Leung, J.,  Hickman, M.,  Vickerman, P.,  Blach, S., Cunningham, E. B.,  Dumchev, K.,  Lynskey, M.,  Stone, J.,  Trickey, A.,  Razavi, H.,  Mattick, R. P., Farrell, M.,  Dore, G. J., and  Degenhardt, L. ( 2019)  Global, regional, and country‐level estimates of hepatitis C infection among people who have recently injected drugs. Addiction,  114:  150– 166. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14393.
  • Larney, Peacock, Leung, Colledge, Hickman, Vickerman, Grebely, Dumchev, Griffiths, Hines, Cunningham, Mattick, Lynskey, Marsden, Strang, and Degenhardt. "Global, Regional, and Country-level Coverage of Interventions to Prevent and Manage HIV and Hepatitis C among People Who Inject Drugs: A Systematic Review." The Lancet Global Health 5, no. 12 (2017): E1208-1220.
  • Janni Leung, Amy Peacock, Samantha Colledge, Jason Grebely, Evan B Cunningham, Matthew Hickman, Peter Vickerman, Jack Stone, Adam Trickey, Kostyantyn Dumchev, Michael Lynskey, Lindsey Hines, Paul Griffiths, Richard P Mattick, Louisa Degenhardt, Sarah Larney, A Global Meta-analysis of the Prevalence of HIV, Hepatitis C Virus, and Hepatitis B Virus Among People Who Inject Drugs—Do Gender-Based Differences Vary by Country-Level Indicators?, The Journal of Infectious Diseases, , jiz058, https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiz058
  • Degenhardt, Peacock, Colledge, Leung, Grebely, Vickerman, Stone, Cunningham, Trickey, Dumchev, Lynskey, Griffiths, Mattick, Hickman, and Larney. "Global Prevalence of Injecting Drug Use and Sociodemographic Characteristics and Prevalence of HIV, HBV, and HCV in People Who Inject Drugs: A Multistage Systematic Review." The Lancet Global Health 5, no. 12 (2017): E1192-1207.


I am currently undertaking a Master of Research at Macquarie University under the adjunct supervision of Dr Gabrielle Campbell (NDARC) investigating whether there is a link between gender and responses to communications of suicidal intent.


My ORCID is 0000-0002-2820-0990

Socio-economic Objective (SEO) tags: 
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)