Shelley has a background in nursing, having worked in both clinical and community settings for over a decade, combined with over 10 years experience in project development, research and support worker roles in the youth health sector, and more recently, three years in research roles in Australia and Cambodia.
Shelley has experience in qualitative data analysis and management, project development and evaluation, and the education and empowerment of young people in health and sexuality.
Shelley’s interests include injecting drug use, prisons, blood borne viruses, international health, human rights, young people’s sexual health and marginalised groups.
Currently Shelley is a research assistant within the Centre for Research Excellence into Injecting Drug Use (CREIDU).
- 2012: MPHC, University of Melbourne, Australia
- 1999: BA Community Development, Deakin University, Australia
- 1988: Registered Nurse, GV Base Hospital, Australia
- 2011: Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation & Development Fellowship, University of Melbourne, Australia
- PATH Cohort Study
A cohort study of the trajectories of prisoners with a history of injecting drug use after release from prison.
- "A spray bottle and a lollipop stick": An examination of policy prohibiting sterile injecting equipment in prison and effects on young men with injecting drug use histories.
Walker S, Seear K, Higgs P, Stoové M, Wilson M
Int J Drug Policy. 2019 Aug; Epub ahead of print
- The Prison and Transition Health (PATH) Cohort Study: Study Protocol and Baseline Characteristics of a Cohort of Men with a History of Injecting Drug Use Leaving Prison in Australia.
Kirwan A, Curtis M, Dietze P, Aitken C, Woods E, Walker S, Kinner S, Ogloff J, Butler T, Stoové M
J Urban Health. 2019 Apr; 96(3):400-410
- Understanding HIV and hepatitis C virus risk among incarcerated young men with histories of injecting drug use.
Walker S, Stoové M, Wilson M, Higgs P.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 Feb; 19(2):130-131