June 3, 2021 - 2:30 pm


ACON on the meaningful inclusion & engagement with LGBTQ communities in research

Thursday, 3 June 2021
3:00pm – 4:00pm AEDT
Register here
Cost: Free

Join the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), UNSW Sydney in our upcoming virtual panel discussion with ACON on the meaningful inclusion and engagement with LGBTQ communities in research.

More than 500,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people live in NSW and tens of thousands more visit every year. While many sexuality and gender diverse people live happy and healthy lives, at a population level, LGBTQ communities experience disparities across a range health and wellbeing domains.

ACON is the leading community health organisation specialising in HIV, community health and inclusion responses for sexuality and gender diverse communities in NSW.  ACON seeks to encourage researchers to meaningfully include and engage with LGBTQ communities throughout all stages of the research process.

With an overarching focus on alcohol and other drug (AOD) research this webinar will cover:

  • The importance of including sexuality and gender diverse people and communities in research
  • Meaningful data inclusion, collection, and reporting as it relates to sexuality and gender identity
  • Ethical considerations when working alongside LGBTQ communities and an overview of the ACON Research Ethics Review Committee
  • An example of innovative practice in results dissemination and community engagement from the ‘Crystal Pleasures and Sex Between Men’ study.

Hosted by NDARC, the webinar will be facilitated by Jack Freestone, featuring panellists Teddy Cook, Rachel Deacon and Kerryn Drysdale.