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Bianca Whiteside

PhD candidate; Research Assistant
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Bianca is an early career researcher having completed a Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion (Honours) in 2020 at Deakin University. During her Honours year, Bianca conducted a qualitative media analysis focusing on Victoria’s first medically supervised injecting room and was subsequently published.

Bianca has been with the Burnet Institute as a research assistant since March 2022 where she has been working on multiple projects focused on injecting drug use. Bianca is works as a casual academic at Deakin conducting research on women who use performance and image enhancing drugs.

A recipient of a Deakin Burnet Research Partnership Scholarship, Bianca commenced her PhD in mid-2022. Her project explores the public amenity and drug consumption rooms. Currently, Bianca is undertaking structured observations in the area particular to the North Richmond Medically Supervised Injecting Room. 

  • 2020: Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion (Honours), Deakin University
  • 2022–current: Research Assistant – Alcohol and Other Drugs, Burnet Institute
  • 2020–current: Research Assistant, Deakin University